Monday, May 18, 2009

Career Home Run Leaders #1 -Sadaharu Oh

Not that anyone doesn't already know this, but #1 on the list of career home run leaders is Sadaharu Oh with 868 home runs. Oh played his entire career from 1959 to 1980 with the Yomiuri Giants.

I've done a couple of tributes to Oh previously, both as a player and as a manager along with a post about the 2009 BBM Tribute set. I think I did a lousy job picking cards of him as a player, so I thought I give it another try - this time using only cards that came out while he was playing.

From the top of the post we've got his card from the 2002 BBM 2nd Version 400 Home Run Club subset (#824), a 1974 Calbee card (#140), a 1974/75 Calbee card (#431), a 1975/76 Calbee card (#1235), a 1978 NST card (not sure of the number, the scan's from an unnumbered parallel issue), a 1978 Yamakatsu card, his 1979 TCMA card (#1) and a 1980 Yamakatsu card.


Deanna said...

That's a fantastic set of cards.

Yesterday was his birthday actually -- or maybe it's still today over in the US :)

NPB Card Guy said...

Thanks. I wish I could say that I planned to post this around his birthday, but it's just a coincidence.