Exceptional pair of bisque statues that represent the storied Japanese baseball rivals, Waseda and Keio. The Waseda-Keio rivalry dates back to 1903, and carries a magnificent history that exists to this day. The bitter livably between these two teams helped instigate the rise of baseball's popularity in Japan. It also contributed to the formation of local, amateur, and professional baseball leagues. A rare and beautiful pastel-colored early 1900 statue pairing, strong eye appeal with some light surface wear and minor paint loss.