Saturday, March 14, 2020

Random Cards From Ryan

I wanted to do a quick post on some of the cards I got from Ryan last week.  Most of these I knew were in the box but there were a couple surprises.

A couple of the cards completed sets - this card completed my 2004 BBM Lions set:

2004 BBM Lions #61
This one not only completed my 2003 BBM Rookie Edition set, it completed my run of ALL the Rookie Edition sets (2003 to 2020):

2003 BBM Rookie Edition #26
He'd picked up a bunch of cards that I needed to complete the 1996, 1999 and 2000 BBM flagship sets along with the final card I needed from 1997.  I'll spare you all of those (there's about 130 cards from the 1999 set) but he also got me a little closer on the 2004 BBM 1st Version "Asian Championship 2003" Japan National Team insert set:

2004 BBM 1st Version #AJ18
This card (that I wasn't expecting) helps complete the 2009 Konami WBC Heroes "All Tournament Team" insert set:

2009 Konami WBC Heroes #W09A006
I'd asked him to pick up these two 2019 BBM 2nd Version "Secret Version" cards because I liked the photos.  The photo on the Ginji card is from his emergency catcher stint last April.

2019 BBM 2nd Version #585

2019 BBM 2nd Version #475
There was an unexpected 2009 Konami Baseball Heroes card of Hayato Sakamoto in the package:

2009 Konami Baseball Heroes #B09C007
Lastly I had asked Ryan to bid on an auction containing a bunch of Akira Etoh cards.  The lot had about 12 cards in all but there were only six that I didn't already have.  Three of these were Calbees:

1998 Calbee #126

1999 Calbee #178

2006 Calbee "The Veterans" #V-03
The other three were BBM insert cards.  Two of these were from 1999.  The "Dream Team" card is die cut - the white lettering is actually my scanner's background visible through the holes in the card.  Don't ask me why the Best 9 card has Chiba Marine Stadium in the background.

1999 BBM #B5

1999 BBM #D6
The final card was a 2000 BBM 90's Best 9 card.  This was kind of a cool little set featuring the (obviously) the Best 9 team for the decade of the 1990's.  Not sure if it comes across in the scan well but the card is a lenticular, 3-D card.  I didn't have any examples from this insert set until now.

2000 BBM #BN5
Once again, I can't thank Ryan enough for picking these cards up for me.

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