We're getting into the couple years that I don't have a whole lot of BBM cards from. I'll do the best I can extrapolating but I might not be completely accurate here. (Yeah, yeah, I know - what makes this different than any other post...)
1995 BBM Set Summary
Size: 651 cards
Cards Per Team: 42 (team card, manager + 40 players)
Team Card Theme: Mascots and Team Logos (for the teams without mascots?)
Number Of Leader Cards: 31
Subsets: Unbreakable Records (10 cards); Then And Now (10? cards), Ichiro Puzzle (9 cards), Hideki Matsui puzzle (9 cards), Hideki Irabu puzzle (9 cards), Combination Cards (7 cards featuring two or three players on each card);
Inserts: All Around Players
Parallels: 130 cards had gold signature versions
Notable Rookies: Kenji Johjima, Tomohiro Kuroki, Saburo Ohmura, Atsunori Inaba, Kazuo Fukumori, Ken Takahashi, Shigenobu Shima, Ryoji Aikawa, Norihiro Nakamura
Late Series: Chiba Lotte Marines (cards 604-645 replaced cards 216-235, 464-467, 469-477, 516, 565-571 and 600) plus five additional players (cards 649 and 650 replaced cards 144 and 161).
This was the first BBM set with the cards being the standard (2 1/2 x 3 1/2) size.
Instead of a "Nostalgic Stars" subset like in the previous four editions, this year BBM featured OB (and one current) players in the "Untouchable Records" subset. The subset commemorates a number of NBP record holders - Sadaharu Oh (2 cards), Yutaka Fukumoto, Katsuya Nomura, Sachio Kinugasa, Isao Harimoto, Ichiro, Masaichi Kaneda (2 cards) and Hideo Fujimoto. (Ichiro's "unbreakable" record was for most hits in a season - it was broken last year by Matt Murton.)
|#473 (left) and #632 (right)|
|Back of card #338 (Ichiro) - yellow streak is artifact from scanning|
|Scratch game promo inserted into packs - yellow streaks are artifact from scanning|