Friday, September 12, 2008

New BBM - Olympic team & Yokohama Anniversary

New stuff listed today on BBM's website: a boxed set for the Olympic baseball team and a 30th Anniversary set for the Yokohama Baystars.

The Olympic baseball team box set will be out on September 27. It will contain 28 cards for the players plus the coaching staff. It will also contain one insert card. It looks like there are 28 possible insert cards, so there's basically a parallel set of the players and coaches.

After the 1977 season, the Taiyo Whales moved from Kawasaki to Yokohama and changed their name to the Yokohama Taiyo Whales. They changed their name to the BayStars in 1993. BBM is releasing a set celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the team's first season in Yokohama (1978) on September 20. The regular set will feature 99 cards that include 63 cards of OB players, 18 cards of current players, 9 cards celebrating the 1998 Champs and 9 cards commemorating significant events for the team in the last 30 years. There will be insert cards for the team's Best 9 over the period and the usual assortment of photo cards and signature cards.

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