*The Pacific League did a split season playoff format between 1973 and 1982 with the first half winner playing the second half winner in a best of 5 playoff series. If the same team won both halves, there would be no playoff - which is what happened in 1976 and 1978 when Hankyu did it.
For some reason, Kudoh does not have a lot of baseball cards. He appeared in the Takara Fighters sets between 1981 and 1984 (along with the 1984 Takara Kids set) and he had three cards in the 1983 Calbee set. To my knowledge, that's all the cards that were released of him during his career. He only has one BBM cards that I know of - a "Legend Of Champion" subset card from the 2003 BBM Fighters set. He has not appeared in any of the annual "Historic Collection" sets and since the Fighters have never had an OB team set other than the one that celebrated their 10th Anniversary of their move to Hokkaido, there's never been an OB team set for him to appear in.
Here's the BBM card (the only one of the cards mentioned above that I have):
|2003 BBM Fighters #111|