Lot # 115: 1949 Uncatalogued Bromide Baseball Card Autographed by Hiroshi Oshita (HOF)

Category: Autographs

Starting Bid: $125.00

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

Hiroshi Oshita's single signed autograph is not often seen. Quite possibly, this is due to the fact that he died fairly young (age 56 years).  We believe that he signed this card in 1949, at the height of his career.  The autograph is signed boldly in blue fountain pen.

One of the best hitters of the 1940s and 1950s, Hiroshi Oshita (1922-1979) was equally famous for his blue bat and his sordid off-the-field behavior. Born in Japan but raised in Taiwan, Oshita entered Japan Pro Baseball in 1946. He was named to eight Best 9 teams during his career. Oshita loved the nightlife and had a legendary appetite for both sake and women. His favorite boast was that he never learned a thing in college. (He attended Meiji U.) However, his .303 lifetime batting average indicates that he learned at least one thing in college--how to hit!

Blank back card

Size:  2 1/8” x 3 1/8”

Condition:  Autograph—8 to 9 out of 10.  Card—Vg with “A5” written on the blank back in blue ink.

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