Quick post to catch up on some recently announced sets...
- BBM's 2nd Version set, the second of their three "flagship" sets, will be out in early August. The set looks like it breaks down the way almost every 2nd Version set has since 2015 - 216 "regular" player cards (18 per team), 36 "1st Version Update" cards (3 per team), 12 team checklists and 36 cards (3 per team) making up the second half of the "Cross Moon" cross set subset (with the first half having been in the 1st Version set). That's a total of 300 cards. There's also a currently unannounced number of "Ceremonial First Pitch" cards which are likely short-printed and not considered part of the base set. There are six insert sets - "Mr. Franchise" (12 cards), "Kirinji" (24 cards), "Fireworks" (24 cards), "Treasure" (12 cards), "Foil Picturesque" (12 cards) and "Combo Cross Foil Signing" (12 cards). There are also a bunch of autograph and memorabilia cards but BBM hasn't released any details about them.- BBM's announced the final two of their annual "comprehensive" team sets. Each set has a base set of 81 cards, most of which are "regular" player cards featuring the manager and the players on the 70 man roster plus a couple subsets (which may not be fully defined yet) to fill out the set. Each set also has 18 non-premium insert cards split into a variety of sets which also may not be fully defined yet. The Treasure, Esperanza and Antique inserts are all serially numbered. (If it's not obvious, the "Regular Cards", "Treasure", "Esperanza" and "Antique" columns are the total number of those type of cards in each set)
|Release Date||Team||Regular Cards||Subsets||Non-Premium Inserts||Treasure||Esperanza||Antique||Other|
|Mid July||Dragons||66||Top Prospects (3), Over The Top (6), Pride & Passion (6)||Be The Best (9), We Can & We Will (3), Power+ (6)||18||15||24||Autograph cards, jersey cards for Kaito Muramatsu & Hiroki Fukunaga|
|Late July||Baystars||68||Mighty Lefty (3), Spring Fever (6), Lock On (2), Enhance (2)||Starlight (9), Ready Set Go (3), Future Core (3), Big Bang (3)||18||15||24||Autograph cards|