JBR 80b cards come in a wide selection of sizes and shapes. All of the various types are blank backed and contain the same set of front images. All images emanate from the 1949 San Francisco Seals Tour of Japan. Lefty O'Doul appears in the set on eight different cards, often in the company of one Japan Pro Baseball's most famous managers. This is one such card. The number "4" on the back was stamped on the card by the manufacturer at the time of production, indicating that this card could be redeemed for a larger, 4th prize card attached to a display sheet associated with the set.
Sadayoshi Fujimoto is one of the most successful managers in Japan Pro Baseball history. He managed the Yomiuri Giants from 1936 (1st year of Japan Pro Baseball) through 1942, after which he resigned to join Japan's military effort in World War II. During his prewar tenure as Giants manager, Fujimoto's teams won seven league championships. This period is known as the Giants' First Golden Era. After the war, he returned to manage the Pacific team, the Robins, the Stars and the Braves without achieving the success of his earlier period as Giants manager. Fujimoto is seen here as Daiei Stars manager.
Size: 1 5/8" x 2 1/4"
Condition: G to Vg