is the first Juzo Sanada autographed item that we have ever offered in our
nearly 35 years of buying, selling and auctioning Japanese cards and
memorabilia! The card is signed boldly
in blue fountain pen.
Sanada (1923-1994) began his Japan Pro Baseball career in 1943. After a two-year
absence due to World War II, he resumed his career with the Pacific team, and later joined the Robins and Tigers, retiring after the 1956 season. No cards were produced
of Sanada until 1947. Sanada, a pitcher,
was known for having the best curveball in Japan Pro Baseball, which he rode to
39 victories in 1950. During his career, he pitched two no hitters. He was
inducted into the Japan Pro Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990.
Size: 2 1/8” x 2 3/8”
Condition: Autograph—9 out of 10. Card—The front is Ex/Mt. The back contains evidence of having
previously been mounted in a photo album.