Sunday, December 18, 2011

Tsuyoshi Wada of the Baltimore Orioles

Last week former Fukuoka Softbank Hawk pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada signed a contract with the Baltimore Orioles. He had a draft pick card (#63) in the 2003 BBM Rookie Edition set.  His BBM rookie card is #273 from the 2003 1st Version set. His Calbee rookie card is #146 from the 2003 set. He's pretty much been in each BBM 1st and 2nd Version set since 2003.  He appears in the BBM All Star sets from 2003, 2004, 2010 and 2011 and the Nippon Series sets from 2003 and 2011 (I'm assuming). He played for Team Japan in the 2003 Asia Games and the 2008 Olympics so he appears in both BBM box sets for those teams. He did not take part in either World Baseball Classic so there are no Upper Deck or Topps cards for him. As always, this is not a comprehensive list, just some of the highlights. For a much more comprehensive list, check SportsCardForum's Inventory Manager and take advantage of all the hard work Jason's done in adding Japanese cards to their database.

Here's a couple sample cards:

2003 BBM Rookie Edition #63
2003 BBM 1st Version #273
2003 Calbee #146
2008 BBM Japan National Team #JPN12
2010 BBM All Stars #A42

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