Since I have no baseball cards of my father, I thought I would share some of Kaneda. Kaneda pitched for the Kokutetsu Swallows from 1950 to 1964 then moved to the Giants for the final five years of his career (which coincided with the first five years of the Giants V9 years). His years with the Giants coincides with the lean years of baseball cards in Japan - after the end of menko (1964) and before the beginning of Calbee (1973). The only contemporary card of him with the Giants appears to be his 1967 Kabaya-Leaf card (which I don't have). I do have a couple menko cards from his years with the Swallows:
|1958 Marusan JCM 42|
|1961 Marusan JCM 12c|
|1991 BBM #66|
|1995 BBM #326|
|1996 BBM #327|
He also appeared in an OB subset in a box set BBM did for the Marines in 1997.
His appearances in BBM's historic sets has been very limited. He appeared in BBM's very first OB set - 1994's "Perfect Pitching" that commemorated all the perfect games ever thrown in Japan. He also appeared in the 1999 "Mr Giatns" set for Shigeo Nagashima. He had four cards (like everyone else) in the 2000 BBM 20th Century Best 9 set but apparently BBM did not get his permission to appear in the set so none of his cards actually have a picture on it (neither do the cards of Warren Cromartie and Hideo Nomo):
|2000 BBM 20th Century Best 9 #008|
|2002 BBM All Time Greats #055|
|2013 BBM Great Numbers #136|
Thanks much to the Japanese Baseball Database for Kaneda's career stats and to Jason Presley for the great work he has done adding cards to the database at Sports Card Forum for the information on what cards Kaneda's had since the late 1960's.