Saturday, August 14, 2010
BBM 20th Anniversary Set
This past week, BBM announced plans to publish a 20th Anniversary set. This will be a pack-based set that will highlight the past 20 years of Japanese baseball. The set will contain 252 regular cards - 108 (9 per team) OB players (but active since 1991), 108 (9 per team) active players, 9 managers (I think - if so, I'd expect Nagashima, Oh, and Katsuya Nomura for sure, maybe Senichi Hoshino, Koji Yamamoto and Hiromitsu Ochiai also - except Nomura hasn't been doing OB sets lately) and 27 "Great Records And Highlights" cards. There will also be two insert sets featuring Best 9 squads for the 90's and the 00's (19 cards in each) as well as a nine card "90-00's Top Super" insert set. There will also be autograph and memorabilia cards as well (if I'm reading the google translation correctly, some of them are from Hideki Matsui). The back of the player cards will show that player's BBM rookie card which is kind of cool. The set will be out in late September.