Lot # 55: 1950 Uncatalogued Large Bromide Baseball Card—Tetsuharu Kawakami (HOF)--Rare

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $60.00

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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 is one of only two examples of this card known to exist, and it is the first that has ever been offered to the public.  The card is undoubtedly a second or third prize winner card from an unknown bromide card set.  Kawakami is depicted in mid swing before a packed house during a night game.

Tetsuharu Kawakami, a left-handed first baseman, was the greatest hitter of his generation.  As such, he was nicknamed the “God of Batting”.  Kawakami played for the Yomiuri Giants from 1938 to 1958. During that time, he won three league MVP awards, and was selected to the Best 9 team in 10 different seasons. He also played on 13 championship teams. Kawakami's managerial career was equally impressive, as his Giants won 11 pennants during his 14 years as manager, including an incredible nine consecutive Japan Series championships.

Blank backed card

Size:  4 3/16” x 5 5/8”

Condition:  Ex/Mt to Nm.  There is some paper and glue residue attached to the blank back because the card was originally issued by the manufacturer on a display sheet.  All examples of this card will have such residue.

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