Lot # 47: 1949 JCM 153 Large Kagome Menko Card—Victor Starffin (HOF) (Russia)

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $75.00

Bids: 3 (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

1949 was Victor Starffin’s last great season in Japan Pro Baseball.  At age 33, he pitched 376 innings, won 27 games and threw 35 complete games including nine shutouts.  Subsequently, arm troubles, depression and alcoholism decreased his effectiveness.  He did, however, soldier on, retiring after the 1955 season, during which he won his 300th game.

This large sized card emanates from Starffin’s final outstanding year.  The card features a striking headshot portrait of the Russian baseball star.

Size:  2 3/4" x 5 3/8”

Condition:  Good to Vg

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