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Monday, July 13, 2015

Earliest Known Japanese Baseball Print

Fresh from www.Lelands.com, a premier sports and memorabilia auction site, comes this beauty - still up for bids… Japan's earliest known baseball print from sometime in the early Meiji-jidai (Meiji era) - September 8, 1868 - July 30, 1912. 

The item purports to be a children's reader, and features the single image on the left side of the book… a book created as a woodblock print - ukiyo-e style.

Seventy-pages in length, the book also depicts facts about morality for Japanese, education, games and a discussion about coinage.

The auction has it going for around US$125… so if it strikes your fancy, check out the auction at the link below:

http://www.lelands.com/Auction/CategoryView/4011/Summer-2015-Catalog-Auction/Sports/Negro-League-Latin-Japan-and-International-Baseball 


Kanpai,
Andrew Joseph

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