I rounded up the usual suspects as my sources for this - The History Of Uniform, Professional Baseball Uniforms Encyclopedia 1936-2013 and the uniform posts from Yakyu Baka and Yakyu DB.
NOTE - I list all the uniforms I've identified, even ones that I don't have cards for. Don't panic - the blank spots don't mean there's a photo your browser isn't loading.
1950-51 (2 different)
|~1950 Uncataloged Bromide|
|1950 JBR 2|
1951 (2 different)
|2000 BBM 20th Century Best 9 #447|
|2000 BBM 20th Century Best 9 #088|
|2006 BBM Nostalgic Baseball #066|
|2000 BBM 20th Century Best 9 #328|
|1959 Doyusha Game Set|
|1961 Marukami JCM 14d|
|2000 BBM 20th Century Best 9 #098|
|2006 BBM Nostalgic Baseball #043|
|2006 BBM Nostalgic Baseball #042|
|1963 Marukami JCM 14f|
|2004 BBM Golden Arms #007|
|1973 Calbee #56|
|2005 BBM Glorious Stars #040|
|2015 BBM Memories Of Uniform #038|
|2002 BBM All Time Heroes #042|
|2015 BBM Whales Achievement #17|
|1977 Yamakatsu JY3|
|2015 BBM Memories Of Uniform #039|
|1979 Yamakatsu JY8 #74|
|2015 BBM Memories Of Uniform #040|
|1993 BBM #367|
|1993 BBM #359|
|2015 BBM Memories Of Uniform #041|
|1998 BBM Nippon Series #S6|
|2001 BBM #329|
|2015 BBM Memories Of Uniform #042|
|2004 BBM 2nd Version #792|
|2005 BBM 1st Version #462|
|2006 BBM 1st Version #312|
|2005 BBM 2nd Version #813|
|2006 BBM 2nd Version #655|
|2007 BBM Baystars #YB040|
|2007 BBM 2nd Version #674|
|2007 BBM 2nd Version #668|
|2009 BBM 2nd Version #732|
|2010 BBM 1st Version #207|
|2011 BBM 1st Version #313|
|2012 BBM 1st Version #312|
|2012 BBM 1st Version #299|
2012 Away "Old Style"
|2013 BBM 2nd Version #540|
|2014 Front Runner Trading Cards Baystars Rookies & Young Stars #14|
|2015 BBM Baystars #DB17|
|2015 BBM Memories Of Uniform #044|
|2015 BBM Baystars #DB58|
|2016 Calbee #142|
|2016 BBM 2nd Version #587|
I think I did pretty well on this one considering the multitude of uniforms and the fact that there really aren't any OB team sets for the Whales/Baystars that cover the years before 1978. Although I don't understand how I managed to do this without a card of Takuro Ishii.
The only difference between the 1964-67 and 1968-72 uniforms are the hats. Same thing with the 1993-95 and 1996-08 uniforms (1996-05 for Away). The Baystars also apparently had different hats that they wore in April and September of 2004.
The colors are wrong on the uncataloged bromide I'm using for one of the 1950-51 uniforms. "Whales" should be in navy not red.
I believe that the Whales were the first Japanese team to have
There's numerous differences between the illustrations in HOU and the photos in PBUE. For the most part I went with what PBUE said.
The Baystars farm team was sponsored by a company called Shonan from 2000 to 2010 so the team was known as the Shonan Searex. They had a uniform that was different than the parent team. (Orix did something similar but I've never seen a baseball card of a player wearing a Kobe Surpass uniform.)
I'm making a best guess on the cards I'm using for the 1973 uniforms. Daisuke Yamashita was a rookie in 1974 so I'm theorizing that he wore the 1973 uniforms in training camp that season.
There are two uniforms on cards that I have not been able to identify. The first is this card of Toru Mori from the 2015 BBM Memories Of Uniform set (#037):
The Whales won the 1960 Japan Series and wore the patch you see on the left sleeve of Mori's jersey during the 1961 season. But Mori didn't join the Whales until 1962 and I've seen no pictures indicating that the Whales had a jersey at that time that did not have the player's uniform number on the front. All I can guess is that this was something he wore during training camp in 1962.
The other uniform I can't place is on this card of Masaji Hiramatsu from the 2002 BBM All Time Heroes set (#037):
The uniform looks very much like the Away uniform worn between 1964 and 1972 but I've only seen that hat with the 1973 Home uniform. I've got no idea unless there simply was another hat used in those years (or at least after Hiramatsu's rookie season of 1967).