Friday, October 19, 2012

New BBM Sets

BBM announced a couple of news sets the other day:

- a box set commemorating Hiroki Kokubo's career.  It will be a 28 card set - 27 "regular" cards and 1 special card - possible autograph and/or memorabilia cards are available.  I'd hope that BBM might use some pictures other than ones of Kokubo throwing his bat after his swing, but two of the three sample autograph cards shown on the linked page show that same pose.  The set will be released in early November.

As an aside, there appears to be another Hiroki Kokubo commemorative pack based set coming out from a company called (I think) Number Athlete that will be coming out shortly.  BBM will also be releasing commemorative box sets for both Tomoaki Kanemoto and Takuro Ishii, although no information on these has shown up on their website yet.

- the 2013 "Historic Collection" set called something like "Jersey Numbers".  This will be a 144 card pack based set (like the previous 10 "Historic Collection" sets) that will feature current and retired players and highlight their uniform numbers.  There are 129 "regular" cards and a 15 card subset for players who have their numbers retired by their teams.  There will be two insert sets - 24 "Great Numbers" cards each featuring two players who share a uniform number and 12 "Photo" cards.  There will be also autograph cards available.  The set will be released in late November.

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