Lot # 113: 1949 Uncatalogued Bromide Baseball Card Autographed by Hiroshi Nakao (HOF) --Rare

Category: Autographs

Starting Bid: $125.00

Bids: 2 (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

This is the first Hiroshi Nakao single signed item that we have ever been able to offer!  Hiroshi Nakao (1919-1977) passed away at the tender age of 58.  As a result, there are very few single signed Nakao items in existence, let alone baseball cards.  In this case, the signature on the baseball card most likely dates from around 1950, making the card an even more important keepsake. 

Nakao's lifetime statistics make it clear as to why he is in the Hall of Fame--209 wins, 127 losses, 2.48 ERA. He threw 43 shutouts among 184 complete games and held opposing hitters to a .216 batting average. Surprisingly, the left hander, despite his otherwise dazzling statistics, had a penchant for wildness. During his career, he walked nearly five batters per nine innings pitched--more than he struck out! Thus, he was the epitome of a wild lefty.

Signed with a fountain pen in blue ink.

Size:  2 1/8” x 2 1/4"

Condition:  Autograph—7 out of 10.  Card—Vg/Ex with the number 5 inscribed in ink in the lower left hand corner of the blank back.

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