Size: 428 cards (numbered 440-867)
Cards Per Team: 32 (team card, manager + 30 players)
Team Card Theme: Player Photos
Number Of Leader Cards: N/A
Subsets: New Wave(12), 400 Home Run Club (13), 2001 Retirement Player (6), Start Dash (12)
Inserts: Golden Glove, Opening Game
Memorabilia Cards: Jersey cards for the 2001 League MVPs - Roberto Petagine and Tuffy Rhodes; Jersey cards for the 2001 Victory Leaders - Shujo Fujii and Daisuke Matsuzaka; Combo Jersey card featuring both Petagine and Rhodes
Parallels: 120 cards have silver facsimile autographs, 12 cards have gold facsimile autographs
Notable Rookies: ?
A couple of months after BBM issued the 2002 1st Version set, they followed it up with the 2nd Version set. At 428 cards, it's only 11 cards smaller than the 1st Version set. Both sets have the same number of cards per team (30 players plus team checklist and manager) but the player selection is different between the two sets.
It's hard to decide if there are any notable rookies in the set - most of the notable rookies from 1st Version also appear in 2nd Version. But does the 2nd Version card count as a rookie card?
BBM had decided to split their two "traditional" insert sets - Best 9 and Golden Glove - between the two Versions. Best 9 was issued with 1st Version which left Golden Glove for 2nd Version. The cards would use the "lenticular" 3D process like the Prime Time Player insert set in 1st Version had.
|Back of #580 (Masahiko Morino)|
|Ad included in packs|
|Checklist on back of poster|
Scott was kind enough to scan a few of these in so that I could add them to this post.