Lot # 131: 1951 U.S. All Star Japan Tour Postcard--Joe DiMaggio, Lefty O'Doul (HOF), Kaoru Betto (HOF)

Category: Postcards

Starting Bid: $75.00

Bids: 14 (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

In this postcard, produced by the Mainichi Sports newspaper, Joe DiMaggio and Lefty O'Doul are posed with Japan Baseball superstar and Hall of Famer, Kaoru Betto in a photo taken during the U.S. All Stars' Tour of Japan in 1951.  Known as the Gentleman of Baseball, Betto's more recent claim to fame is having his countenance emblazoned on a very popular t-shirt worn by Jeff Bridges in the movie, The Big Lebowski. A Best 9 selection in six consecutive seasons, Betto was truly deserving of his Hall of Fame enshrinement in 1988. Betto's signature on the postcard is a facsimile. Unused.

Size: 3 5/8" x 5 1/2"

Condition:  While the image side would grade Vg, there is chipping on the address and text side.

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