Lot # 105: 1973 JCM 1 Calbee #6 Shigeo Nagashima (HOF) PSA 8 (1 of 1, None Higher)

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $100.00

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

Calbee has produced sets of baseball cards in Japan every single year since 1973.  The first six cards in Calbee’s maiden issue all feature Japan Pro Baseball icon, Shigeo Nagashima.  The card offered here is card #6 from that initial run. 

There were two back versions of the first 91 cards that Calbee produced in 1973.  Cards from JCM 1 like the card offered here contain a crossed bats and a wreath motif on the back at upper center.  JCM 1 cards seem to be more the more popular version with collectors, who generally favor the crossed bats design.  The other version, JCM 2, has the player’s team flag on the back instead of the bats and wreath.

The example offered in this lot stands at the top of the PSA grading pyramid, as it has received the grade of PSA 8 (Nm/Mt).  It is the only example of JCM 1 card #6 to achieve a grade higher than PSA 6.  This is an important card for any Calbee card or Nagashima collection.

Size:  2 3/8” x 3 1/8”

Condition:  PSA 8 (Nm/Mt)

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