Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Sports Market Report Follow Up

I wanted to do a quick follow up to my post a few weeks back about the issue of Sports Market Report devoted to Japanese Baseball Cards.  Most (if not all) of the articles from the magazine are now available on-line.  There are articles on collecting Sadaharu Oh, Ichiro and Shohei Ohtani as well as the 1967 Kabaya-Leaf set.  There's also two articles on the history of Japanese baseball cards - split between vintage and modern.


SumoMenkoMan said...

Great articles!

Orangeuglad said...

I would really like to learn more about vintage Japanese baseball cards. Is there a problem with fake cards? If there are, would you write an article about what to look for when collecting?

NPB Card Guy said...

As far as I know there hasn't been a huge issue with fake cards in the vintage market. The only thing I've heard about is some fakes of a circa 1950 menko card of Babe Ruth. There's also known fakes of Ichiro's 1993 BBM rookie card.