Saturday, March 17, 2018

Sweet Child O' Mine (Sadaharu Oh No!)

Happy St. Patrick's Day! May the luck o' the Irish be with you. But this post is about a different O.

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.


  1. And in their song Sure Shot "I got mad hits like I was Rod Carew."

  2. I have never heard of him sadly but pretty cool pickups

  3. 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.巨人/)

  4. Sadaharu Oh and the Beastie Boys? Blog posts don't get much better than that.