Sunday, January 6, 2008

Card Of The Week January 6

Hall Of Famer Masaaki (aka Masahiko) Mori turns 71 on Wednesday. Here's his 1967 Kabaya-Leaf card:

The Kabaya-Leaf cards were the first Japanese cards to resemble American cards. I'll have to a blog entry for them at some point, but suffice it to say that they are very cool, very popular and very rare.

(Thanks to Japan Baseball Daily's "Today In Japanese Baseball History" for the tip.)

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