Lot # 31: c. 1949 Uncatalogued Kaoru Betto (HOF) Bromide Baseball Card

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $30.00

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Item was in Auction "Auction 65 Ended 3/18/2023",
which ran from 2/27/2023 5:00 PM to
3/18/2023 11:00 PM

This card is from a set thought to consist of about 2,000 different cards, encompassing the 1948 through 1950 seasons!  Since there is no text on the front or back of cards in this set, it has never been catalogued in Japanese Baseball Cards Checklist & Price Guide.  Furthermore, of the estimated 2,000 cards, only about 750 have been discovered to date.  In fact, we have seen this particular card only one other time in our nearly 35 years of buying, selling and auctioning Japanese baseball cards.

Kaoru Betto is pictured here receiving various awards.  We know that he was a member of the league Best 9 teams in both 1948 and 1949.  He was named 1950 Pacific League MVP, but by then he was a member of the Mainichi Orions.  Betto is seen here wearing a Hanshin Tigers uniform (his team in 1948 and 1949).  The image is small, so it is difficult to see what kind of awards he is being presented.  The female presenter is not known to us.

Size:  2 1/16” x 2 5/16”

Condition:  Ex

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