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    1970's Sadaharu Oh Game Worn Yomiuri Giants Cap. Like Babe Ruth before him, Oh entered professional baseball as a pitcher but soon found a new role when his outrageous slugging power became apparent. With a distinctive "flamingo" leg kick, the Japanese slugger claimed fifteen Nippon Professional Baseball home run titles, retaining to this day the world record for professional career home runs at 868. He was inducted into the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994, and many believe that Cooperstown will one day come calling as well.

    Presented is a special artifact that would be welcome at either museum, a black and orange cap that makes no apologies for cribbing the style of the Major Leagues' New York/San Francisco Giants. Interlocking "YG" rises above a sweat-stained visor, while interior headband and crown reveal a size "57, K.Y.K." and "Tamazawa Sporting" label respectively. A markered number "1" under the visor is hazy from perspiration. Otherwise the cap presents without any flaws, the leather headband and cardboard visor insert both free of any damage. A truly rare and important relic rarely encountered on either side of the Pacific Ocean. LOA from Heritage Auctions.

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    November, 2015
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
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