Lot # 71: c. 1950 Uncatalogued Giant Size Bromide Baseball Card—Fumio Fujimura (HOF)

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $50.00

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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

We have seen this card only once before.  Fumio Fujimura seems to be smiling as he enters foul territory to field a hot grounder.  The card itself certainly has an unusual design, as a wreath of yellow leaves borders the card, with a bow at bottom.  The card was originally a 1st prize winner card associated with an unknown bromide set.

In 1950 Mr. Tigers belted 39 homers, drove in 146 runs and led the Central League in batting with a .362 average, but his Osaka Tigers struggled to a fourth place finish. His 1950 performance followed his MVP 1949 season when he batted .332 with 46 homers and 142 RBI in only 137 games.

Blank back card

Size:  7” x 9 1/2"

Condition:  Ex to Ex/Mt.  The card has a mark on the blank back from originally being mounted to a display sheet by the manufacturer.  All examples of this card will have similar damage.

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