Size: 655 cards
Cards Per Team: 42 (team card, manager + 40 players)
Team Card Theme: Oendan Sections?
Number Of Leader Cards: 31
Subsets: 95 Record Breakers (9 cards); 10 Best Hitters (10 cards), 10 Best Pitchers (10 cards), Masaaki Saitoh Puzzle (9 cards), Akira Etoh puzzle (9 cards), Nostalgic Special (10 cards - 5 cards each for the retirements of Tatsunori Hara and Akinobu Mayumi) BBM 50th Anniversary(1 card?), Freetime(3 cards?), Combo cards(5 cards?)
Inserts: Magic Motion
Parallels: 10 Best Hitter and Pitcher subsets have gold print parallel
Notable Rookies: Masahiro Araki, Yasuhiko Yabuta, Tuffy Rhodes
Late Series: Chunichi Dragons (cards 614-655 replaced cards 93-114, 330-342, 480-486, 533 and 591)
This is the BBM set that I have the fewest cards from - probably only around 70 or so. Because I have so few, I'm making a lot of guesses about the content.
This is the first BBM set to really not have any sort of OB subset. The closest thing is the "Nostalgic Special" subset that features five cards a piece for the retirements of Tatsunori Hara and Akinobu Mayumi in 1994.
There's also a single card dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of Baseball Magazine (BBM).
I'm guessing about the Freetime subset and the combination cards - I don't have any of the cards so I'm basing this off of the checklist and what Collecting Ichiro lists. I think the Freetime subset shows a couple players (Atsuya Furuta, Ichiro and Kazuhiro Kiyohara) in street clothes. The combination cards feature two or more players (obviously). One of them shows Ichiro and Kenjiro Nomura.
The 95 Record Makers subset features nine players who set some sort of record in 1995 - Koji Noda, Yukihiro Nishizaki, Hiromitsu Ochiai, Yoshinori Satoh, Terry Bross, Kenjiro Nomura, Masafumi Hirai, Ichiro and Hiroki Kokubo. The subset was also available as an uncut sheet.
|Back of card #117 (Hideki Igarashi)|
|Scratch Game Card inserted into every pack|
UPDATE: On my trip to Japan last March, I was able to pick up a couple examples from the subsets I was missing. Here's the front and back of a "Freetime" card of Kazuhiro Kiyohara (#280), a combination card of Makoto Sasaki and Koji Akiyama (#284) and a 10 Best Hitters card of Hiromitsu Ochiai (#552):