Tetsuharu Kawakami is wearing a
1951 Yomiuri Giants uniform in the photo.
He is certainly taking a massive cut at the ball! At age 31, he stood at the pinnacle of his
career as an active player. His OPS of
1.031 was the highest of his career that season. His team was leaving all the others in its
wake. He would continue his career until
1958, leading the Giants to pennant after pennant.
Blank back card
Size: 6 15/16 x 9 3/4”
Condition: Ex/Mt to Nm.
There is evidence on the blank back (extra paper and glue residue) that
the card was originally attached to a product display sheet by the
manufacturer. All examples of this card are expected to exhibit this quality.