Sunday, January 6, 2019

Package From Ryan

As I mentioned in my previous post I got a package from Ryan yesterday.  I'll be doing a number of posts about specific sets that Ryan got for me but I thought I'd start with one that just covered some of the random cards he found for me.  Some of these are specific things he was looking for for me and others are things he surprised me with.

First up are a bunch of cards from my want list - a bunch of "secret versions" from 2017, one of the two "Real Venus" cards I wanted to complete my collection of all the female baseball players from the sets and one of the "All Tournament Team" inserts from the 2009 Konami WBC Heroes set:

2017 BBM 2nd Version #479 (Secret Version)

2017 BBM Fusion #063 (Secret Version)

2017 BBM Fusion #057 (Secret Version)

2017 BBM Fusion #046 (Secret Version)

2010 BBM Real Venus #33

2009 Konami WBC Heroes #W09A009
He also picked up a bunch of the 1994 BBM cards I needed, reducing my want list to just 16 cards!  Although 15 of them are rare low number Swallows cards and the other is Hiroki Kokubo's rookie card so it's not like the remainder is going to be cheap.  There were 27 1994 cards that I needed in the box - one low number Swallow, 9 Leader cards and 17 high number Swallows.  I'll only show a couple of these:

1994 BBM #14

1994 BBM #270

1994 BBM #275

1994 BBM Late Series #596

1994 BBM Late Series #574
Then there's the stuff he surprised me with.  He got me a couple double sided promo cards for 2010 BBM 1st Version.  One of them has Kazuki Yoshimi on one side and Masahiro Tanaka on the other while the other one has Kenta Maeda on one side and Yoshihisa Naruse on the other:

Nippon-Ham and BBM have been putting out Fighters cards with packages of "Home Run Sausage" the past couple years and Ryan got me a Sho Nakata card from the 2018 set.  The first series of these cards feature photos taken during the first part of training camp so I'm pretty sure this photo was taken in Scottsdale, Arizona last February:

Nippon-Ham #N47
Speaking of Sho Nakata, Ryan also picked me up this oversized (roughly 3x5 inches) team issued "bromide" card of Nakata from 2011:

Going from big to small he got me this oddball Tigers card from 2003.  It's about 1 1/2 inches wide and 2 3/4 inches high.  I can't find the set in Engel although it is very similar to a set called "2003 Top Foods Hanshin Tigers Championship".  I wonder if Top Foods did second set for the Tigers in 2003, maybe earlier in the season (before they won the Central League championship).  Oddly enough I think I have another card from this same unknown set - it's of Lou Pote.

2003 Top Foods Tigers(?) #071
He also included a handful of pocket schedules (although the Tigers schedule is 3 1/2 by 5 inches so it'd be a pretty big pocket):


Fuji said...

Awesome stuff! Especially love those team schedules.

SumoMenkoMan said...

How do you know if you have a secret version? I have a 2017 Brandon Laird 2nd Version that has a different photo of him that what is on the TCDB. Nice haul!

NPB Card Guy said...

I wrote about the 2017 1st Version ones a while back and I've yet to figure out how to tell the difference between the regular and "secret" versions. I've just gone by lists I've found on-line.