Here's what she sent me. First up, a couple random cards. She sent me what I think is a Weekly Baseball insert of Ryota Wakiya from 2006:
Next a Calbee Star Card of Shuichi Murata from 2012:
|2012 Calbee #S-42|
|2016 Nippon-Ham Sausage #2016N-34|
|2016 Pro Yakyuu Ai #02|
|2016 Pro Yakyuu Ai #16|
|2016 Pro Yakyuu Ai #18|
|2016 Pro Yakyuu Ai #22|
|2016 Pro Yakyuu Ai #28|
|2016 Pro Yakyuu Ai #33|
|2016 Pro Yakyuu Ai #42|
|2016 Pro Yakyuu Ai #43|
|2016 Pro Yakyuu Ai #52|
|2016 Pro Yakyuu Ai #56|
She also sent me an empty pack along with the "Original Binder Application Ticket". Apparently there was some sort of lottery you could enter to get a binder for the set:
I was tempted to call the set "Professional Baseball Affection" but Dani says that that's the name of the magazine put out by Pro Yakyuu Ai. I now have at least one card for each of the nine players in the set - that'll probably be enough.
I saved the best part of the package for last though. For any number of reasons I was unable to make it to Arizona last month for the Fighters training camp. I felt I had a little unfinished business there from last year, however, and I knew Dani would be going again so I asked her for a favor and she graciously agreed. I mailed her a card that I wanted signed in late January and she got it done on her very first day in Arizona:
I need to get a good screwdown case to put this in.
Thanks so much for everything Dani! I'll be getting some cards together for you but they probably won't be as cool as these were.