Calbee posted information the other day about their first series for 2012. As usual, they've put the checklist on line. The unusual thing about this year's "regular" Calbee cards is that there are 73 of them which is NOT evenly divisible by 12. Typically, the normal Calbee (and BBM) issues have the same number of cards per team. This Calbee series has six cards for each team EXCEPT the Swallows, who have seven. The extra Swallows card is of manager Junji Ogawa.
Calbee is celebrating their 40th Anniversary this year and they've added a subset of reprints of old Calbee cards. The subset contains 13 cards and features Shigeo Nagashima, Sadaharu Oh and 11 of the 12 current NBP managers. The reprinted cards aren't necessarily their rookie cards, simply cards from when they were players. The one manager who is not in the subset is Junji Ogawa, which (according to a note at the bottom of the checklist page) is why he's included in the regular set.
The other subsets (or insert sets) for the set are the Title Holder (T) which features 22 2011 statistical leaders (and pointedly does not include a card for PL Strikeout leader Yu Darvish) and the Star Card (S) which feature 24 cards (2 for each team, no Ogawa) of star players. There's also a four card checklist subset that appear to feature highlights of the 2011 post season.
The cards will be released around March 26.