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    1949 JK Yakyu Karuta Baseball Complete Set (48) in Original Box. This is certainly something even the most veteran card enthusiasts do not see every day. Offered is a JK 15 Yakyu Karuta set from 1949. This particular set is unique in that the practice of having the Hirigana characters printed on the reader card was not followed but players are identified by name and associated information. The offered complete set has 48 player cards and 46 reader cards. The original box has modest overall wear and the original paper band is still attached. The bottom half of the box is sturdy but is split at one corner. The inner tray is mint. With a few exceptions, the reader cards present near mint. The super critical will say that all of the player cards are not perfectly centered and a few do have a slight wrinkle and one has a paper remnant adhered to the back. That aside, the player cards have razor sharp corners and look practically brand new.

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    Some interesting stars included are: Russian native Victor Starffin (300+ wins), Tetsuharu Kawakami ("God of Batting" Struck out only six times in 1951 and managed his team to nine consecutive championships), Kaoru Betto (Nippon MVP Award Winner), Takehiko Bessho (30-19, 1.86 ERA in 1947) and Hawaiian born Tadashi Wakabayashii.



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    November, 2010
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
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