Monday, January 18, 2016

Seung-Hwan Oh of the St Louis Cardinals

Last week the Cardinals signed former Samsung Lions and Hanshin Tigers closer Seung-Hwan Oh to a one year contract.  Oh spent nine years in Korea with Samsung before moving to NPB and the Tigers in 2014.  He had 277 saves in Korea and another 80 in his two years in Japan.

There aren't many known cards of him from Korea.  The only card I know of for him is from the 2010 "KBO game" set:
2010 KBO #AS-004

While he pitched in both the 2006 and 2009 World Baseball Classics, the only card commemorating his stint with the Korean National Team was from the 2009 Konami WBC Heroes set.

2009 Konami WBC Heroes #W09R118
He's had a number of cards in Japan, however.  He appears in both the 1st and 2nd Version sets from BBM for both 2014 and 2015 as well as the Tigers team sets (both the pack based sets and some of the assorted box sets).  He's also in the 2015 Genesis set and the last two "Historic Collection" sets ("Memories of Uniform" and "The Ballpark Stories").  He also has a card in each of the 2014 and 2015 Calbee sets.  As usual this is not a comprehensive list but just some of the highlights.  Here's a handful of his Japanese cards:

2014 BBM 1st Version #392

2014 Calbee #137

2015 BBM 1st Version #195

2016 BBM The Ballpark Stories #020

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