A couple of things I've been meaning to get to...
- BBM has announced this year's Rookie Edition Premium set. It's a 48 card box set featuring 36 "regular" cards (three rookies for each team) plus 12 "subset" cards (one for each team). Each box set also contains two "premium" cards - possible memorabilia, autograph, photo or film cards. The set will be out in late October.
- Discount Niki and AmiAmi have had listings for a couple forthcoming BBM box sets - one features young Carp players and the other (I think) is for Tigers pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa. There also looks like there's a box set coming out for Shinjiro Hiyama of the Tigers from a company called Movic.
- A couple of weeks ago, Jason told me about a really cool Japanese baseball card blog that he'd come across while looking for the 1994 Chiba Lotte Marines menko set. It's in Japanese, but the guy posts a lot of scans of old menko and bromide cards (as well as a lot of vintage bobbleheads) so its worth checking out even if (like me) you can't speak the language. (I have to say that I really haven't explored the Japanese language baseball card blogs much - it would probably be a great source of information.) Anyway, I'm adding the blog to the list of links on the right.