Lot # 33: 1949 Uncatalogued Shigeru Sugishita (HOF) Very Large Color Bromide—Rookie Card

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $40.00

Bids: 4 (Bid History)

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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

We know that this card is a second prize winner card associatedwith one of the JBR 52 sets or with JBR 122, but unfortunately, we don’t know which one.  We are certain that the card is not a prize winner card for JBR 52c, which was published in 1950.  All other JBR 52 sets and JBR 122 were issued in 1949, making this card a Shigeru Sugishita rookie card, and a large, colorful one at that!

Shigeru Sugishita was one of the premier pitchers of the 1950s, racking up 215 wins in just 11 seasons. His curveball was said to be devastating. He won over 30 games in a season twice and won three Sawamura (Japan Cy Young) Awards. Sugishita, at age 97, is still alive, making him the current oldest living Hall of Fame member in either the Japan or U.S. Hall of Fame.

Blank back card

Size:  3 1/2” x 5 11/16”

Condition:  Would be Vg/Ex to Ex, except the inscription 1J7 is written in ink in the upper right corner of the blank back.

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