Lot # 58: 1958 JF 23 Fujiya Caramel--Masaichi Kaneda (HOF) Portrait Version

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $60.00

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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

JF 23 Fujiya Caramel cards were printed in black & white, with a "pure card" image on the front and the player's name and various information about him printed in Japanese on the back. There are three different cards depicting Masaichi Kaneda in the set. This card is referred to in Japanese Baseball Cards Checklist & Price Guide, Version 3.0 as the "portrait" version. This version is the scarcest of the three Kaneda cards.

With 400 career wins and 4,490 career strikeouts, it's no wonder that Masaichi Kaneda received contract offers from both the New York Yankees and New York Giants. In 1958, Kaneda, a left-handed pitcher, had his finest season with a 31-14 won-loss record, 311 strikeouts and a 1.30 ERA.

Size: 1 9/16" x 2"

Condition: Fair to Good with some vertical scrapes on Kaneda's cap.

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