Saturday, February 8, 2014

Yet More New Stuff

BBM released information about a couple new sets last week:

- Orix is going to be celebrating their 25th season since they bought the Hankyu Braves in the 1988-89 offseason and BBM is going to help them do it by releasing an Orix 25th Anniversary set in late February.  This will be a pack based set (as opposed to the box set BBM did for Orix's 20th Anniversary) with a base set of 72 cards, a nine card OB Best 9 insert set and possible autograph cards.  The base set will include 61 cards of OB Orix players, 11 cards for team managers and 9 cards for the current (2013?) team.  Since there are 10 former Orix managers plus the current one, it looks like everyone of them will have a card - Toshiharu Ueda, Shozo Doi, Akira Ohgi, Hiromichi Ishige, Leon Lee, Haruki Ihara, Katsuhiro Nakamura, Terry Collins, Daijiro Ohishi, Akinobu Okada and Hiroshi Moriwaki.  No idea if Ichiro Suzuki will be included or not (he was included in the 20th Anniversary set).

- BBM is also issuing some sort of box set entitled the "People's Honor Award" set.  The set will contain 19 cards - 18 base cards plus 1 special card which will I think be featuring the players who have won the eponymous award.  The web page lists Sadaharu Oh, Sachio Kinugasa, Shigeo Nagashima and Hideki Matsui.  I don't know if the set will only contain them or if there are other players who have been given the award over the years.  The set will be out in early March.

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