Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New items

A couple of new items coming soon (if not already out):

- BBM has announced a new box set for the Orix Buffaloes. The 28 card set is entitled "Go Ahead!" contains 27 "regular" cards and one autograph/memorabilia card. The "regular" cards are separated into 21 player/manager cards and six "Blue On Fire" cards. The set will be released on Christmas day.

- Epoch and the All Japan Baseball Foundation have teamed up for a third set. I'm not quite sure of the details, but it looks like a 52 card set (51 regular cards plus one autograph card) that celebrates the 1977 season. It will be interesting to see if the pictures in the set all come from the 1977 season or not. I think the set will be released on December 24.

UPDATE: 1977 is significant because it's the year that Sadaharu Oh passed Henry Aaron in home runs. The set contains players like Oh, Isao Harimoto, Tsutomu Wakamatsu, Koji Yamamoto, Senichi Hoshino and Sachio Kinugasa. (And this is yet another OB set that doesn't have a card of Katsuya Nomura in it - wonder why he doesn't want to appear in them.)

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