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Shigeo Nagashima Custom Art Card

$63.00

A unique piece of original art, featuring NPB immortal Shigeo Nagashima of the Tokyo Yomiuri Giants. The photo depicts him after winning the 2000 Japan Series as manager of the Giants, the players throwing him in the air in a traditional doh-age celebration.

While Nagashima’s three titles as manager of the Giants are impressive, his accolades as the Giants’ third baseman from 1958 to 1974 make him one of the greatest baseball players ever. Just look at his resume:

  • 11× Japan Series Champion
  • 16x All-Star
  • 1958 Central League Rookie of the Year
  • 5× Central League MVP (1961, 1963, 1966, 1968, 1971)
  • 4× Japan Series MVP (1963, 1965, 1969, 1970)
  • Japanese Baseball Hall Fame (inducted 1988)

Despite batting behind Home Run King Sadaharu Oh, it was Nagashima who was the Giants’ fan-favorite. Racking up championships while producing consistently outstanding numbers at the plate and manning the hot corner with flare, many consider him the greatest player in the history of NPB.

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Description

This original art card handcrafted by artist Keith Kelley features a hand-painted background of the Yomiuri Giants’ black, orange, and white.

The back is signed by the artist and hand-numbered 1/1, as it is the only one of its kind in existence!

Standard trading card size – approximately 2.5 x 3.5 inches.

The card will ship with a screw-down holder, as pictured.