JCM 31b Type 2 cards contain the symbol of the manufacturer, Marukami, on the back, whereas JCM 31b Type 1 cards do not contain this symbol. Otherwise, the two series of cards are identical.
Some Japanese baseball experts consider Shigeo Nagashima to be the best player ever to appear in Japan Pro Baseball., (although Ichiro and Shohei Ohtani may have changed a few minds). Batting cleanup, behind Sadaharu Oh who hit third in the order, Nagashima racked up an incredible number of trophies. He was named Central League Rookie of the Year in 1958. He was a five time league MVP. He was a six time Central League batting champion. He was named to the league Best Nine team in every year of his 17 year career. He was a flawless third baseman, said to be the equal of Brooks Robinson.
Here, we offer a Shigeo Nagashima rookie card graded by PSA. Only four examples of this card have been graded, with one lone PSA 5 being the only example graded higher than this card.
Size: 1 13/16" x 3"
Condition: PSA 4 (Vg/Ex)