Lot # 2: 1953 New York Giants Japan Tour Presentation Album

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Starting Bid: $900.00

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Item was in Auction "Auction 66 Ended 10/14/2023",
which ran from 9/27/2023 6:00 PM to
10/14/2023 11:00 PM



Following the 1953 season, the New York Giants toured Japan, playing 14 games and finishing with a 12-1-1 record. Led by their irrepressible manager, Leo Durocher, and future Hall of Famers Monte Irvin and Hoyt Wilhelm, the Giants mowed down various Japanese opposition, including teams with Japan Hall of Famers Masaichi Kaneda, Tetsuharu Kawakami, Takehiko Bessho, etc.

This large size, 30 page album of crystal clear original photos, produced by the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper, sponsors of the Tour, chronicles the entire Tour. Copies of this striking volume with its colorful cover were presented to each member of the Giants' Tour party.

This exquisite piece would hold a prominent place in the collection of any Giants fan. The album cover is quite worn, but the interior photos inside are still in wonderful condition.

Size: Album size--14 1/4" x 10 3/4". 30 pages. 29 photos are 9" x 7 1/4". One panoramic foldout photo--29" x 6 3/4".

Condition: Album--The cover is quite worn. some interior pages show some darkening and minor foxing in the area around the photos. The actual photos are Nm or better.

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