Sunday, February 28, 2016

Card Of The Week February 28

I picked up a menko card of Shigeo Nagashima off of Ebay recently.  The card is from an uncataloged set from around 1973.  Here's the front and back of the card:



What's significant about this card is that the picture on it was swiped from a 1973 Calbee card (#5):


Ryan had mentioned in a comment a while back that it's not uncommon for unlicensed cards to be made today using all sorts of available images.  I guess this has been going on for quite a while.

1 comment:

R Laughton said...

That menko is made by Maruten. 丸天 and likely issued in a box, likely as part of a multi-subject set which was common during the 1970s. Maruten was a somewhat popular company during the era so not sure if the image was unlicensed or not, but copyright markings are almost non existent throughout these sets so wouldn't be surprised.