This was the last of the BBM sets to be issued as a factory set. It was also the first to feature full color backs including a head shot of the player.
Although the set was not issued in two series, there are two numbers in the set reserved for the team logo holograms - #237 and #500. There is no indication on the holograms what their card number is however.
I'm not sure what the "Affluent Nineteen" subset is commemorating. My first thought was that 19 cards meant it was a "Best 9" kind of group - maybe the highest paid player at each position in both leagues (including DH in the Pacific League). But there's six pitchers included, so that doesn't work. So I suspect that it's simply the highest paid 19 players, but that could be wrong too. The players in the subset are Koji Akiyama, Katsuya Furuta, Tatsunori Hara, Ken Hirano, Katsumi Hirosawa, Takehiro Ikeyama, Hiromichi Ishige, Tsutomu Itoh, Taigen Kaku, Yoshitaka Katori, Manabu Kitabeppu, Kazuhiro Kiyohara, Norihiro Komada, Hideo Nomo, Hiromitsu Ochiai, Daijiro Ohishi, Masaki Saitoh, Hatsuhiko Tsuji and Hisanobu Watanabe.
|Scratch Game Promo inserted into packs|
|Back of Card #272 (Yukio Tanaka) (Odd multicolor seems to be an artifact from the scanner)|
UPDATE: After doing a little research on Takeshi Yamasaki last week, I realized that his first BBM card was also in the 1993 set. I've updated the post to reflect this.
UPDATE AGAIN: After doing a little MORE research on Takeshi Yamasaki, I need to correct the correction. Yamasaki's first BBM card was in the 1991 set, but his last name was spelled "Yamazaki" so my database had him in the wrong spot. The first card with his name spelled "Yamasaki" was his 1993 card. I've re-updated the post.