I thought I'd once again take a look at the roster of the team and see who has NPB baseball cards in case anyone's interested in going out to the ballpark and getting any cards autographed.
Like last year, there actually aren't many players who have NPB cards. Eight of the players on the team were on last year's team but the only one who has any baseball cards is pitcher Itsuki Shoda from the Ehime Mandarin Pirates. Terushi Nakajima returns as manager also and he had a large number of NPB cards that I listed last year. (I'm actually a little disappointed that Kochi Fighting Dogs manager Norihiro Komada is not managing the team as I would love to get an autograph from him.)
It appears that the only other player with any NPB baseball cards is pitcher Junki Kishimoto of the Kagawa Olive Guyners. Kishimoto was the first pick in the fall 2013 ikusei draft by the Dragons and spent 2014-15 with the team. He had cards in the 2014 BBM Rookie Edition (#074) and Dragons (#D70) sets.
|2014 BBM Rookie Edition #074|
The two coaches for the team both have NPB experience. Pitching coach Hidenori Itoh from Kagawa had been drafted by Yakult in the 1st round of the fall 2006 ikusei draft. He was moved to the 70 man roster the following spring and was on the Opening Day roster that year. He spent most of that season at ni-gun however and was released following the 2008 season. He did however have baseball cards in the 2007 BBM 2nd Version set (#725 in the 1st Version Update subset) the 2007 BBM Rookie Edition Premium set (#RP27) and the 2008 BBM Swallows set (#S24).
|2007 BBM 2nd Version #725|
The SportsCardForum,com Inventory Manager lists 25 cards for Suguro including three Calbee cards from 1989, Takara team set cards from 1991 to 1998, and BBM flagship set cards from 1992 to 1999. He also appeared in the 1993 Tomy ID set, the 1995 and 1996 BBM Nippon Series sets and the 1996 BBM Diamond Heroes set.
|1997 BBM #355|
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