Lot # 56: 1955/56 JK 24 Victor Starffin (HOF)(Russia) Sports Karuta Card -- His Final Card as a Player

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $125.00

Bids: 13 (Bid History)

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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



We are pleased to offer an example of the JK 24 Karuta Victor Starffin card for only the second time in our history. The set was originally included inside a January 1956 magazine in two uncut sheets entitled Sports Karuta. Starffin is pictured here during his final season, when he was a member of the Tombow Unions. In 1955, he became the first career 300 game winner in Japanese professional baseball. He retired prior to the 1956 season with a career record of 303 wins and 176 losses. He died on January 12, 1957 at age 40. He was inducted into the Japan Baseball Hall of Fame in 1960.

Size: 1 7/8" x 2 5/8"

Condition: Ex

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