The English names are back on the front of the player cards again this year after being replaced by Japanese names last year. The fronts otherwise look pretty much the same as Calbee fronts always look - borderless cards with the player's number, team name and team logo positioned above his name.
The player cards in Series One always seem kind of light on the big name players and this year is no exception. None of the biggest names in Japanese baseball - Tomoyuki Sugano, Tetsuto Yamada, Yoshitomo Tsutsugoh, Takehiro Norimoto, Yuki Yanagita, Shogo Akiyama, Seiya Suzuki or Hayato Sakamoto - appear in the set. It's not a big deal because this is really only one third of Calbee's set this year but it is something to keep in mind. Probably the biggest names in the player cards in this Series are Shinnosuke Abe, Koji Uehara, Nobuhiro Matsuda, T-Okada and Takeya Nakamura. As far as I can tell there's only two players in the set who changed teams over the winter and they're a pair of ex-Orix pitchers - Yuki Nishi (Tigers) and Chihiro Kaneko (Fighters). There are two rookies in the set which is a bit unusual - Kyota Fujiwara of the Marines and Akira Neo of the Dragons, the pair of former Osaka Toin teammates who went in the first round of last fall's draft.
Photo selection in the set is a little better than usual. There's still way too many photos of pitchers pitching and hitters hitting but there's a pretty good selection of fielders and baserunners as well. There's only a couple cards in the Series that use a horizontal format. It looks to me that all the photos in the set were taken last season with the exception of the Nishi, Kaneko, Fujiwara and Neo cards (obviously). Here's some example cards: