Lot # 59: 1950 Uncatalogued Bromide Yomiuri Giants Marching onto Field—HOFers Chiba, Mizuhara

Category: Baseball Cards

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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 card is from a set thought to consist of about 2,000 different cards, encompassing the 1948 through 1950 seasons!  Since there is no text on the front or back of cards in this set, it has never been catalogued in Japanese Baseball Cards Checklist & Price Guide.  Furthermore, of the estimated 2,000 cards, only about 750 have been discovered to date.  In fact, we have seen this card only one other time in our nearly 35 years of buying, selling and auctioning Japanese baseball cards.

We are not sure which stadium the Yomiuri Giants are marching into here.  The lack of fans in the grandstand may indicate that the Giants are entering to take their pre-game warmups.  Manager Shigeru Mizuhara (HOF) is leading the way, with Hall of Fame second baseman, Shigeru Chiba waving a large flag behind him.  Not many different vintage cards depicting team entrances were ever printed. 

The manufacturer has stamped the number 4 on the back of this card, indicating that the holder was eligible to receive a 4th prize card from the display sheet associated with the set.

Size:  2 3/8” x 2 1/8”

Condition:  G/Vg.  The image is beautiful and sharp, but there is a bit of browning along the edges in spots.  The blank back also contains evidence of the card having once been mounted in a binder.

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