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  • Masanori Murakami Autographed 1965 Topps Card (PSA/DNA)

Masanori Murakami Autographed 1965 Topps Card (PSA/DNA)

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Masanori Murakami Autographed 1965 Topps Card. Authenticated by PSA/DNA.

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Masanori Murakami Autographed 1965 Topps Card. Signed in blue sharpie across the front of the card. Card is authenticated and slabbed by PSA/DNA. Masanori "Mashi" Murakami (村上 雅則, Murakami Masanori, born May 6, 1944 in Ōtsuki, Yamanashi, Japan) is a former pitcher for the San Francisco Giants. He is notable for being the first Japanese player ever to play for a Major League team. Sent over to the United States by the Nankai Hawks, Murakami saw success as a reliever for the Giants, debuting at the age of 20 in 1964. In 1965, he struck out over one batter per inning pitched, posted an ERA under 4 and earned eight saves. Following this season, however, Murakami headed back to his original Japanese club due to contractual obligations, where he continued his success for another 17 years.

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SKU 4NW2P779D
Teams San Francisco Giants
Authentication N/A