An English Guide To Baseball Cards From Japan
I like this kind of cards - made with photos from the past. I call them "flashback" cards.
I like to call them OB cards and sets because I'm amused by the term for retired players - OB stands for "Old Boy"I'm happy that BBM does so many OB sets because it's a great way to get cards of guys who played before 1991. My biggest gripe is that they tend to concentrate on the 1960's-1980's - I'd love to see more cards of guys from the 50's and earlier.
The 2006 BBM Nostalgic Baseball set (Engel JMC 651) is wonderful for Old Boy photos back to the 1940s. I bought a set I keep in 9-pocket sheets in alphabetical order by player name, and another set I broke up to go with each player's cards I have, grouped by player position.
That's one of my favorite sets. That and the 2000 20th Century Best 9 set are the only two BBM sets that really have a lot of pre-1960's players.
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