Thursday, December 3, 2015

Atori Ohta of the San Diego Padres

Baystars senryokugai pitcher Atori Ohta has signed a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres.  Ohta was drafted in the third round of the 2007 NPB draft out of Teikyo High School.  He has spent the bulk of his career with the Baystars farm team - only making 68 appearances with the ichi-gun team from 2008 to 2014 with over half of those coming in 2013.

He doesn't have a whole lot of baseball cards.  He was included in the 2008 BBM Rookie Edition set (#18) and only appeared in one BBM flagship set (2008 1st Version #140).  It looks like most of his other cards were in BBM's annual Baystars team sets (along with the 2012 Diamond Age - 1989 set).  He does not appear to have any Calbee cards.  He appears in four different collectible card game sets - two from Konami (2010 & 2011) and two from Bandai (2010 & 2013).  (H/T the fine work Jason has done adding checklists to SportsCardForum's Inventory Manager).  So there is a grand total of around 15 cards for him (not including any parallel issues or any Baystars team issued sets).

I only have these four cards of him:

2008 BBM Rookie Edition #18

2008 BBM 1st Version #140

2008 BBM Baystars #YB33

2015 BBM Baystars #DB31
In case you're wondering, two of the 2008 cards show him in the uniform of the Shonan Searex.  The Baystars had a naming deal with Shonan for their farm team so from 2000 to 2009, the team was known as the Searex.  The name reverted to the name of the top team (like every other farm team) in 2010.

3 comments:

Evan Kendall said...

If youd be willing to sell one of the Ohta cards let me know!

NPB Card Guy said...

I don't think I have doubles on any of them but I will check.

NPB Card Guy said...

Glad I checked - I have a double of the 2008 Rookie Edition card. Send me an email at npbcardguy@gmail.com if you're interested in it.