Lot # 109: 1949 Uncatalogued Bromide Autographed by Takehiko Bessho (HOF)

Category: Autographs

Starting Bid: $90.00

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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

Autographed baseball cards from the early postwar era are almost unheard of.  In this case we have a card signed by Hall of Famer and Yomiuri Giants ace, Takehiko Bessho (1922-1999).  The bold autograph appears to have been signed with a blue fountain pen.  Bessho’s surname was printed on the back of the otherwise blank back card by the manufacturer.

Takehiko Bessho was Japan's premier pitcher during the late 1940s and early 1950s. He twice won 30 or more games in a season, baffling hitters with a variety of off-speed deliveries. During his career, he won two MVP awards and two Sawamura (Japanese Cy Young) awards. He won 310 games and had a lifetime ERA of only 2.18. 

Size:  2 1/16” x 2 1/4”

Condition:  The autograph grades 8 to 9 out of 10.  The card is Good.

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