Sunday, December 29, 2013

Card Of The Week December 29

The Yomiuri Giants have signed former Tampa Bay Ray farmhand Leslie Anderson to a one year deal for the 2014 season.  Anderson is from Cuba originally and defected in 2009.

While 2014 will be his first season in Japan, his first Japanese baseball cards came a few years ago.  Anderson played for the Cuban team in both the 2006 and 2009 World Baseball Classics.  He had a card in Konami's WBC Heroes set in 2009 (#W09R060):


Jason Presley said...

Konami did a beautiful set for the WBC that year, and they were really the ONLY company to do a fairly comprehensive set. Topps just focused on the MLB talent and popular stars from Japan, almost completely ignoring everyone else.

NPB Card Guy said...

Yeah, that was probably the best WBC set anyone has done. I was really disappointed when I learned that Konami wouldn't be doing a set for the 2013 WBC.