Sunday, November 23, 2014

Card Of The Week November 23

I mentioned the other day that Wally Yonamine was in BBM's 80th Anniversary Batters Edition and that it was kind of rare for him to appear in an OB set.  He's also in the new Giants 80th Anniversary set as well but he's only been in a couple of BBM's OB sets over the years - the 20th Century Best 9 from 2000, the 2003 Sluggers and 2006 Nostalgic Baseball sets and the two Dragons Anniversary sets.  BBM has always shown Yonamine as either a Giants player or a Dragons manager.  But Yonamine actually ended his playing career with the Dragons in 1961.  I picked up a card showing him on the Dragons a few months back, from the 1961 Marusan JCM 12d set:

I have to say that this is kind of like seeing Harmon Killebrew in a Kansas City Royals uniform - it just doesn't look quite right.

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