Lot # 236: c.1920-21 Tour of Japan Real Photo Postcard

Category: Baseball Postcards

Starting Bid: $50.00

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Item was in Auction "Spring, 2023 Premier Auction",
which ran from 4/9/2023 12:00 PM to
4/29/2023 9:00 PM

Scarce Japanese postcard, one of a series of postcards produced to commemorate the visit of a grouping of American minor league and lesser major league players that toured the country in 1920-21.  This action photo pictures an American player at bat, the catcher and umpire behind him in the foreground, all awaiting a pitch.  A large crowd of spectators rings the field in the distance.  Some moderate soiling and corner wear renders the postcard in G-VG condition, a very difficult card from an overlooked set of postcards commemorating this lesser-known tour.

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