Browsing posts tagged: Set comments
2000 BBM O-N set

This is going to be kind of an odd story so bear with me for a minute.  I’ve been trying to make sense of something for a couple weeks and I think I finally figured it all out.According to both Engel and Sports Card Magazine, BBM issued a high end…

2003 BBM Fighters

I’ve frequently mentioned (well, complained really) that there hasn’t been an OB team set for the Fighters that covers their history before they moved to Hokkaido after 2003.  Recently I discovered that that’s not completely true – their 2003 BBM …

2007 BBM Home Run Chronicle set

Ten years ago BBM issued a box set called “HR Chronicle” which celebrated the top home run hitters in NPB history.  I’ve been wavering on picking one up for a while (I almost bought one at Wrappers in Tokyo four years ago) but it wasn’t until I fo…

2016 Epoch JWBL Set

I don’t know a whole lot about the Japan Women’s Baseball League (JWBL).  The league was founded in 2009 as the Girls Professional Baseball League (GPBL) and was renamed in 2013.  There have apparently always been four teams in the league alt…

2017 BBM Farewell set

BBM’s 7th annual set for retiring players came out back in January.  As usual I don’t exactly know what to call this set – the translation of the title is something like “Regret at Parting Baseball Players” but I always refer to it as the “Farewel…

2016 BBM Carp Autographed Edition

For the second time in less than a year, I’ve had a seller on Yahoo! Japan Auctions include a bonus card set with the set I purchased from them.  Last summer a seller included the base set for the 2016 BBM Fighters Autographed Edition set with the…

2017 BBM Time Travel 1975

BBM didn’t do a “Historic Collection” set this year, replacing it with the Fusion set.  For those looking for their OB player fix (beyond the 55 OB players in the Fusion set that is) BBM issued a set in late December called “Time Travel 1975”. &nb…

Ed Broder Sets

In the card collecting hobby parlance, a “broder” is an unlicensed card.  The name somewhat unfairly comes from the Broders, a father and son duo who were famous/infamous for publishing unlicensed cards in the 1970’s through the 1990’s.  Ed B…

2016 BBM Fusion

Last month BBM released a new set called Fusion.  This set apparently is taking the place of the annual “Historic Collection” sets that BBM has done since 2001.  Like the “Historic Collection” sets, the set has 144 cards but there aren’t many…

2016 Calbee Samurai Japan Set

Last month Calbee issued a set for the Samurai Japan, the Japan National Baseball team.  I suppose to be completely accurate I should point out that this set is for the professional version of the team – there’s several different amateur versions …

2016 Calbee Series Three

Going to start getting caught up on posts I wanted to to while in testing hell but seeing as I’ll be on the road next week, I don’t think I’m going to get very far…Calbee Series Three was released about a month ago.  At 88 cards, it’s the same s…

Recent Box Sets

I mentioned the other day that I had gotten a package from Ryan the other day.  Among the goodies were four recent box sets – well, I say “recent’ but most of them were actually from late 2015 – early 2016.  I thought I’d talk briefly about a…

2016 BBM Fighters Autographed Edition "Opening" set

BBM has been issuing a number of “Autographed Edition” box sets over the past few years.  Each of these is dedicated to a single team and typically feature 27 players from the team – usually including the manager.  Each of the cards in the se…

2016 Calbee Series Two

The latest Calbee release (and the second Series for the season) was released a couple weeks ago and I got my copy in the mail the other day.  I’d mentioned in my write-up for Series One that it was the smallest Calbee Series set in recent memory …

2016 BBM 1st Version set

2016 BBM 1st Version Set SummarySize: 372 cards numbered 1-336, CF01-CF36Cards Per Team:  28 (team card, manager + 26 players)Team Card Theme:  Spring TrainingNumber Of Leader Cards:  N/AChecklists:  NoneSub…

2016 Calbee Series One

The first “flagship” set of the year was released by Calbee a few weeks back and my copy of the set arrived today in the mail courtesy of Yahoo! Japan Auctions by way of JAUCE.  At 94 cards in the base set, this year’s Series One is the smallest C…

Package From Ryan

I love getting packages in the mail from Ryan of This Card Is Cool.  Ryan is always on the lookout for stuff for me and he’s pretty good about finding it.  And sometimes he picks up stuff that he figures I’d be interested in, even if I haven’…

2016 BBM Dragons 80th Anniversary

The Chunichi Dragons are celebrating their 80th Anniversary in 2016 and like the Giants in 2014 and the Tigers last year, BBM has issued a baseball card set to commemorate the milestone.  BBM had previously issued sets for the Dragons 70th Anniver…

2015 BBM 25th Anniversary Set

BBM released a set commemorating their 25th Anniversary at the end of October.  This set has 189 cards in its base set – 180 player cards and 9 “Great Records & Highlights” cards.This is one of the few BBM sets that do not have the player card…

2015 Calbee Series Three

Calbee’s Third and final Series for the year was released a few weeks back and I must confess that I was a little disappointed in it. The first reason I was disappointed in it was that it was smaller than the first two Series this season.  The bas…

2015 Epoch Red Helmet 40th Anniversary set

In 1975, the Hiroshima Toyo Carp unveiled a new uniform design that included a red hat.  This coincided with the team winning their first ever Central League pennant and the “Red Helmet” era had begun.  Over the next 17 seasons, the Carp woul…

2014 Bandai Owners League Masters Box Break

I don’t pay a lot of attention to the collectible card game sets that Konami and Bandai publish in Japan.  There’s really no good reason for that other than the fact that there aren’t many of those cards available in the places that I normally am …

2015 Calbee Series Two

Calbee’s second Series for the year came out a few weeks back.  It contains 100 cards in the base set – 84 player cards, 12 manager cards and 4 checklists.The 84 player cards are (as always) split evenly between the 12 teams, so there are seven ca…

2015 BBM Classic

I picked up a copy of this year’s edition of BBM’s Classic set off of Yahoo! Japan Auctions (via kuboTEN) a few weeks ago.  Classic is BBM’s version of Topps’ Heritage and/or Archives sets – it contains cards for active players using a card design…

2015 BBM Tigers 80th Anniversary Set

BBM’s latest team anniversary set is for the Hanshin Tigers.  If this sounds familiar to you, it’s because this is the third such set for the Tigers (not including the Tigers Legend set).  The first was in 2005 for their 70th Anniversary and …