As you can see, the back is kind of blank. Now what's odd is that there was another one of these cards up on Ebay and its back looks like this:
So...WTF? Why is my card missing the 1988 stats line? I did a little research today on this but there's nothing in Engel about there being a variant of this card and I don't think that the Calbee Collector website says anything about one either. I found another card for sale on Yahoo Japan Auctions and it has the stat line also.
I can't imagine that someone would go through the trouble of faking the card but leaving off the stat line so I don't think the card is a fake. And generally when I've seen BBM reprint a Calbee card in SCM, they put some graphics and text on it to make it obvious it's a reprint. Calbee's reprints have been the same - obviously reprints. So I'm kind of stumped by this one.
I will say that I got the card extremely cheaply - my winning bid was $8.50 - so if it turns out to be fake then at least I'm not out much money. (Of course, if it is fake, maybe that's why I got it so cheap - all the other bidders were wary of it.) I got the card from someone I've gotten many cards from so if it is fake, I suspect he did not know.
I'd appreciate any suggestions that anyone can make about this.