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    Baseball Tour Of Japan Rare Official Press Pins Lot Of 6. We offer a fantastic collection of 6 Seldom offered Japanese press pins. Baseball in Japan has a rich history with the most notable tour being the All-Star tour of 1934. During this 1934 series, a team of Japan's finest players, were outplayed in all 18 of their games against Major League All-Stars. However, in one of the contests, pitcher Eiji Sawamura gained status as a national hero and baseball legend by striking out Hall of Famers Charlie Gehringer , Babe Ruth , Lou Gehrig , and Jimmie Foxx in order in a 1-0 loss. The pins in this lot consist of the 1958 Cardinals tour featuring enameled Cardinal perched on bat with "1958 Japan" lettered below. Marked Balfour on back. Light wear: NMT/MT, 1960 San Francisco Giants Good Will Tour Balfour stamping on back NMT/ MT, 1962 Detroit Tigers, with Balfour on reverse missing clasp. NMT/MT, 1971 Baltimore Orioles Balfour on back, with a tie clasp backing NMT, 1978 Reds, no stamping on reverse, missing clasp NMT ,1984 Baltimore Orioles No stamping, missing clasp, NMT. These are offered very rarely, this is your chance to have 6!

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    September, 2013
    1st Sunday
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