Lot # 57: 1950 Uncatalogued Tetsuharu Kawakami (HOF) Large Size Bromide Baseball Card

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $50.00

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

We know the image on this card is from the 1950 season, because the stocking that is seen on Kawakami’s leg was worn by the Yomiuri Giants only in 1950.  We are fairly certain that this card was issued as a 3rd prize winner attached to a display sheet of an unknown set.

1950 was a rather pedestrian year for the God of Batting, but only by his standards, as he managed to bat .313 with 29 homers and 99 RBIs in 138 games.  Moreover, 1950 was one of those rare seasons in which the Yomiuri Giants did not win the league championship.  The team rebounded the next season to win the Central League title by 18 full games (79-29-6)!  Kawakami batted a super impressive .377 and won the league MVP award.

Blank back card

Size:  Approximately 3” x 4 1/2”

Condition:  A very sharp, crisp Ex.  Contains a thin row of paper and glue residue on the blank back from having been issued as a 3rd prize winner card on a display sheet.  All examples of this card will exhibit similar residue.

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