BBM is finally starting to get caught up on their upcoming releases. They put information for a couple new ones up on their website in the last week or so.
- As I think everyone expected, BBM is issuing an 80th Anniversary set for the Hanshin Tigers. At 81 cards in the base set, this set is smaller than either of the two previous Tigers Anniversary sets - the 70th in 2005 and the 75th in 2010 - which both had 99 cards in the base set. There's pretty much no subsets in the set, just a difference between whether the player is an OB player (66 cards) or a current player (15 cards). There's a 15 card "Tigers Heroes" insert set and the usual assortment of autographed cards. The set will be out in late April.
- The next two of BBM's annual team sets will be for the Buffaloes and the Hawks. Both are pack based sets with 81 cards in their base set. The Buffaloes base set will have 69 "regular" cards (for the manager and players), two checklist cards and an unidentified 10 card subset. There will be three insert sets - "Bs Triplets" (3 cards), "Lockdown Relievers" (6 cards) and "Horn Attack" (9 cards) - and numerous autograph cards, including dual signature ones. The set will be released in early April. The Hawks set will have 68 "regular" cards (for the manager and players) and a number of subsets - a three card Daisuke Matsuzaka puzzle, three "Road To Record" cards, four "2014 Award" cards along with three single card "subsets" - "Next Decade", "2014 Japan" (Nippon Series Champs?) and a checklist. There are two nine card insert sets called "Super Hawks" and "Hyper Hawks" and a wide variety of autographed cards. This set will be out in late April.