Lot # 10: 1959 Hoshi Gangu Gold Border Sadaharu Oh (RC) - SGC NM+ 7.5

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Item was in Auction "Fall, 2021 Premier Auction",
which ran from 11/8/2021 12:00 AM to
11/27/2021 9:00 PM

Graded NM+ 7.5 by SGC.  First card of the Japanese Baseball Hall of Famer, the first Japanese ballplayer to become well-known in America for his home run prowess, his 868 lifetime clouts the stuff of legend.  The all-time home run king of the WORLD, Oh also leads Japanese baseball with 2,170 lifetime RBI, and 1,967 runs scored.  In 1973 and 1974, Oh won the Triple Crown two years in a row.

There are two versions of his 1959 Hoshi Gangu card - a more common white bordered variation, and this gold-bordered example, which is much more rare.  To top it off, this example features a tougher back variation, which pictures Superman on the back.  The sharp and colorful card pictures Oh's teammate Shigeo Nagashima in the background; Nagashima and Oh are considered the best two players in Japanese baseball history.  An exceptional card, a true must-have for any collector seeking a collection of all the game's greatest players.

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