The third card, however, featured a player who was not taken in the NPB draft the previous fall, but the Kansai Independent Baseball League. In the seventh round of the league's draft, the Kobe 9 Cruse took a 16 year old female knuckleball pitcher from Kawasaki-kita Senior High School named Eri Yoshida:
|Back of SCM #114
Yoshida has gone on to play for a couple independent teams in the US. She has been a member of the Ishikawa Million Stars in the BC Challenge league for the past three seasons (if this team sounds familiar, it's the team Julio Franco is managing). She's had additional baseball cards both in the US and in Japan (she's been in at least one of BBM's Real Venus sets) but this was the first.