Lot # 67: c. 1950 Uncatalogued Giant Size Bromide Baseball Card—Hideo Fujimoto (HOF) (Korea)

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

One of the all-time pitching greats of Japan Pro Baseball, Fujimoto is seen here doing an exercise using some type of unusual device.  The card was originally issued as a 1st prize winner card on a display sheet.

Korean native Hideo Fujimoto is the all-time Japan Pro Baseball leader in lifetime ERA (1.90), single season ERA (0.73) and all time winning percentage (.697). He is credited with introducing the slider to Japanese baseball. He pitched the first perfect game in Japan Pro Baseball history. He is a Sawamura (Japan Cy Young) Award winner. In 1943 alone, he pitched in 432 2/3 innings, threw 19 complete game shutouts and went 100 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run! He was also a decent hitter, batting .245 in nearly 1,500 plate appearances, occasionally playing second base, third base, and outfield. The 5' 7" 145 right hander is certainly one of the most overlooked of the great Japanese baseball players. 

Blank back card

Size:  6 3/4" x 9 1/4"

Condition:  A few small scuff marks on the front.  The card is off center about 85/15 left to right.  Corners, borders and gloss are about Ex to Ex/Mt.  The blank back contains glue and paper remnants because the card was originally issued attached to a display sheet by the manufacturer.  All examples of this card will have such remnants on the back. 

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