Friday, October 6, 2017

"2016" Vittum Foreign Attack Set

Yesterday I got my copy of Dan Skrezyna's self published set of foreign players from the KBO.  The set is called "Foreign Attack" and Dan's calling his card company "Vittum".  The set was printed up in the last month or so but it's labeled as a 2016 set and features all the foreign players in the KBO from last year.

The set contains 48 cards - 41 "regular" cards of the 2016 foreign players, 4 cards featuring the four foreign players to win KBO MVP over the years, 2 cards for the foreign batting and pitching leaders from last year and one checklist card.

The cards are beautiful.  Dan did a great job with the design of the cards - they remind me some of the Choice minor league cards from the late 1990's and early 2000's.  He did an exceptional job of choosing photos for the cards - there's a very good mix of action and candid shots.  All the "regular" cards have a photo on the back as well that's different than the one on the front.  I asked Dan where he got the photos from since he is a photographer.  He said that they all came from the internet.

Here's the front and back of Eric Thames' card as an example:


Back of #28
You can see that there's a handwritten number on the back of the card - that number is on the back of every card.  Dan only made 20 of the sets.

Here's some more examples of the"regular" cards:






There is a notation on the back of Marte's card that mentions that he died last January.

There's a subset containing the four foreign players who have won the KBO MVP award over the years.  The players are Tyrone Woods (who won it in 1998 for the OB Bears), Danny Rios (Doosan in 2007), Eric Thames (NC in 2015) and Dustin Nippert (Doosan in 2016).  Here's the Rios card:

The two foreign batting and pitching leader cards feature the top foreign player in three categories on the front of the card and list the top seven foreign players in six categories on the back.  Here's the Pitching Leader card:

As you can probably tell, I really like this set.  I'm not usually a fan of "home-brew" cards but Dan's done an exceptional job (and he's not trying to mislead anyone that these are official KBO cards either).  If you're interested in picking one up, Dan says he has about five available.  You can contact him through his blog or on Twitter.

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