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    1949 KARUTA TOHOKU COMPLETE SET. In terms of scarcity, this set's cards are off the Richter Scale.  However, we're delighted to present this boxed set of 40 different, composed primarily of professional Japanese ballplayers.  The issue appeared in 1949, and we assume it was a free-standing retail product.  Images of each of the 40 players are presented as caricatures on 2 3/4" x 4" cards, and correspondingly, so-called "reading cards" (2" x 2 7/8") are included.  Two of the issue's stars are American - Babe Ruth and Lefty O'Doul - both very popular figures in Japan.  The two-piece presentation box measures 4 1/4" x 6" and this one is in strong Excellent condition (with only minor wear on the lid's edges). Uniformly, the picture cards are NM-NM/MT (as are the reading cards).  And as may be appreciated in our photo, the cards of Ruth and O'Doul have merited PSA NM-MT 8.  

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    July, 2004
    29th Thursday
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