Sunday, October 30, 2011

1991 BBM set

OK, at the risk of starting yet another series of posts that takes forever to complete, I decided that I wanted to do a series of posts on the "regular" BBM set for each year.  It would be similar to the "Set Comments" posts I do for the new sets (and in fact I probably will stop this series with the 2007 sets since I've already talked about the later ones).

So here goes nothing...

1991 In A Box

Size:  399 cards
Cards Per Team:  30 (manager + 29 players)
Team Card Theme:  No team cards
Number Of Leader Cards: 23
Checklists: 6
Subsets: Nostalgic Stars (10 cards featuring players from 50's & 60's)
Inserts:  Team logo holograms.
Notable Rookies:  Hideo Nomo, Atsuya Furuta, Akihiro Yano, Akira Etoh, Shigeki Sano, Shigetoshi Hasegawa, Takahito Nomura, Shingo Takatsu, Kazuhiro Sasaki
Late Series:  None


Since it's the first BBM set, deciding rookie card status was a little dicey.  I mean, it's the first BBM card for Hiromitsu Ochiai, right?  So it's his rookie card, right?  Basically I decided that if they were in their first or second season, I'd consider it a rookie card.

The cards are numbered 1-239, 241-400.  The 12 team logo hologram insert cards all have the number 240.

The Nostalgic Stars are Isao Harimoto, Kazuhisa Inao, Masaaki Koyama, Minoru Murayama, Shigeo Nagashima, Futoshi Nakanishi, Sadaharu Oh, Tadashi Sugiura, Tetsuya Yoneda and Yoshio Yoshida.

Some sample cards:







Factory Set box

#277 back (Hideki Irabu)


Promo included in packs


Fuji said...

Just curious... do you know how hard the holograms were to pull? Did the wrappers have the insert odds?

NPB Card Guy said...

Engel lists it as two holograms per box but I don't know how many card packs were in a box.