Lot # 101: 1956 Brooklyn Dodgers Meiji Seika Co., Japan Tour Ticket Invitation Card Featuring Roy Campanella

Category: Postcards

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 5 (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

This is a truly rare item. with a beautiful photo of the immortal Roy Campanella on the front, along with an ad for Meiji Caramel. We have handled only two other examples of this general type of invitation card during the past 35 years! The lucky holder of this postcard was entitled to receive a ticket to the Brooklyn Dodgers vs. All Japan game played October 28th in Utsunomiya. Furthermore, if his or her lucky number was called, he or she would also receive a signed baseball of a Dodgers player. The lucky number 0099 is located near bottom right on the front. The round stamp on the back indicates this card was indeed redeemed for a ticket.

Actually, this ticket invitation card is slightly different than the two others we have seen before. According to stamped text on the back, this invitation card is specifically for elementary and junior high school students only. Moreover, the other examples were for the game of ll/3 played at Koshien.

The Dodgers beat the Japanese All-Star team on ll/28/56 by a score of 6-3, thanks in part to a Duke Snider home run.

Size: 3 7/16" x 5 11/16"

Condition: G/Vg with light foxing. Japanese text in ink on the postcard side.

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