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    1949 San Francisco Seals Tour of Japan Scrapbook. Just four years after the annihilation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki brought an end to the Second World War, this PCL powerhouse embarked on a goodwill tour of Japan to spread the gospel of our National Pastime. This scrapbook, entitled "Souvenir of Koshien, 1949, Osaka, Japan," was created for Seal team members. Inside are eighteen pages of photographs from the tour, from parades to game action. Also here is a program for the "Welcome Rally." Covers of scrapbook show wear but interior pages are perfect. The first of its type we've encountered. The presentation page reads as follows: We have the honor of presenting this publication to the members of the San Francisco Seals baseball team. As the first professional American team to participate in competition with the Japanese since the war, we are pleased to welcome you to the area served by the Hanshin Electric Railway Company. It is our hope that this book will be a reminder of a memorable occasion and a pleasant personal experience for each of you in Japan.
    The Hanshin Electric Railway Co. Ltd.
    ( The Hanshin Denki-Tetsudo Kabushiki Kaisha )
    No.1 Umeda-cho, Kita-Ku, Osaka, Japan

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