Sunday, March 18, 2018

Card Of The Week March 18

There was a trade last week in NPB - this is notable only because trades in NPB are somewhat rare.  The Hanshin Tigers sent pitcher Daiki Enokida to the Saitama Seibu Lions for pitcher Yosuke Okamoto.  Here's a card of each of the players:

2011 Bandai Owners League 02 ##086

2013 Front Runner Lions Rookies & Young Stars #24
It'll be interesting to see if either of them end up getting cards this year with their new team.  Neither of them have appeared in a flagship set for a couple years now so they will most likely only show up in team sets from either BBM or Epoch.  BBM has not announced either team set yet so it's possible that both players will end up in the set for their new team.  Epoch on the other hand has already announced their Lions set and it will be released in less than a month so it's likely that it will include Okamoto.  There's a pretty good chance that Okamoto will also be in their Tigers set (assuming they do one) and Enokida doesn't get an Epoch team set card at all.  (This happened a couple years ago when the Fighters and Giants made a trade - the two players sent from the Fighters to the Giants showed up in both team's sets but the two going the other way showed up in neither of them.)

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