Almost a year ago when I traveled to Japan for the first time I was looking for (among other things) around 150 cards from BBM's 1st Version sets from 2004 and 2005. These were the last two of BBM's "flagship" sets that I was still trying to complete (of the ones issued after I started collecting Japanese cards in 2001). I returned from Japan only needed six more cards - four from 2004 and two from 2005. I was able to get five of those cards last spring from Scott Kaneko, leaving me with just one card left to get - the 2005 card of Hiroyuki Nakajima. I had hopes that I would be able to get the card off of Ebay since he was now playing in the US but it was not to be.
What I didn't know was that Ryan had continued to look for the cards on my want list and tracked down the card at some point last summer (along with a couple other cards). Those cards became part of a much larger trade as he was able to find some box sets I wanted and I had some assorted cards (Japanese and other wise) that he was looking for. I got a box in the mail yesterday from him containing all my goodies, including, finally, the Nakajima card:
|2005 BBM 1st Version #23|
There will be a number of posts over the next week or so (sooner depending on how much snow we get tonight) featuring many of the other cards. Thanks for trading with me, Ryan!