I recently won an eBay auction for a Mike Reinbach card (which I ended up already having) from a seller in Japan, and figuring I'd take advantage of combined shipping, threw several bids on other cards he was selling, all of legendary slugger Sadaharu Oh. I was hoping to win one or two, but ended up with 5! Realistically I only need a couple in my collection, so feel free to make me a trade offer on any of these. I believe they're all from the 1975 Calbee set.
Sadaharu Oh hit 868 home runs! Very impressive. One of the all-time biggest names in Japanese baseball. I always thought it would be cool to one day have a card from his playing days, now ending up with a few. And if I'd stare too long I'd probably break down and cry.
While the song "Sweet Child O' Mine" wasn't written about him (as far as I know), he is mentioned in the Beastie Boys song "Hey Ladies": "I got more hits than Sadaharu Oh."
Thanks for swinging by.
And in their song Sure Shot "I got mad hits like I was Rod Carew."ReplyDelete
I have never heard of him sadly but pretty cool pickupsReplyDelete
Right up there with Josh GibsonReplyDelete
These look like all part of the same series which, I'm guessing, commemorates his 700th home run. (I did a similar thing in ganging a bunch of 75–76 Calbees together a few months ago. https://njwv.wordpress.com/2018/01/16/first-calbees-巨人/)ReplyDelete
Sadaharu Oh and the Beastie Boys? Blog posts don't get much better than that.ReplyDelete