Lot # 54: 1950 JBR 125a Marumatsu Bromide Baseball Card—Victor Starffin (HOF) (Russia)

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $75.00

Bids: 7 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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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 have offered only one other example of this card (Auction 51 in 2017), with the earlier example having been autographed.  The 2017 card itself, however, was in much poorer condition than the specimen offered here.

Victor Starffin was born in Russia in 1916. His father was a military officer allied with Czar Nicholas II. During the Russian Revolution, the Starffins fled to Hokkaido, Japan. At 6' 3" and 198 pounds, Victor towered over his fellow Japan Pro League players. Not surprisingly, he became Japan's premier prewar power pitcher. Starffin was the first pitcher in Japan to win 300 games (303-176, 2.09).

Blank back card

Size:  Approximately 2 1/2” x 3 3/8”

Condition:  Would be Vg to Vg/Ex, but the letter “A” has been written in ink in the upper left portion of the blank back.

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