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    1934 Tour of Japan Team Signed Baseball with Original Team Photograph.
    It was a story that had it all. Exotic locales, legendary athletes, international espionage. When the best of this nation's Major Leagues exploded onto the scene in the Land of the Rising Sun, the baseball world was changed forever. Relics from this groundbreaking event eight decades ago are among the rarest and most desirable in the hobby, and here we find a top-tier specimen ferried back across the Pacific from its birthplace. Nineteen signatures appear upon the presented sphere of indeterminate brand due to faded stamping (though we note that the black and red stitching matches the "Tamazawa" balls used in Tour competition).

    The keys: Ruth (4/10), Gehrig (6/10), Foxx (9/10), Gomez (7/10), Gehringer (2/10), Mack (7/10), Averill (5/10) and Berg (6/10). Also included is a posed civilian clothing photo of the American team, their wives and many of the Japanese hosts (5.25x8", EX-MT). An important offering from the most famous barnstorming tour in baseball history. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2016
    17th-19th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 8
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