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Saturday, July 26, 2014

New Release: 2014 BBM Lions Classic "Impact of Lions Blue"

Now that BBM has released all the team sets, it's time for the oddball sets to start flowing. Lions Classic has become an annual release combining retired and active players.
 There are 27 cards in the set, and the first nine cards are active players. They are all shown in posed shots wearing blue throwback uniforms.
The remaining 18 cards show retired players in the uniform when it was used back in the 1980s.

I'm aware of two types of inserts in the box sets. The nine active players have foil autograph cards in gold (100 copies each) and red (40 or 50 copies each), for a total of 1310 cards. I haven't seen these yet.
There are 28 hand-signed autograph subjects in the checklist, but two of those didn't sign, so there are 26 different autographed cards to chase. Print runs range from 30 to 120, with a total of 1690 autographs. As you can see in the picture above, they are sticker autographs.

Friday, July 25, 2014

TCIC Feature Set Gallery: 2000 Upper Deck Ovation NPB

I mentioned a couple days ago that I picked up the 2000 Upper Deck Ovation NPB set for only about $5. For 60 cards, that is an okay deal, of course, but if you look through the cards below you'll see $5 is a bargain on this set! 

Keep in mind that this is a gallery of cards #31-90. Unless I find a large number of #1-30 inexpensively, don't count on me trying to build the short-printed rookie set. Each of the twelve teams received five base cards, making everything "fair" and "equal" just like BBM and Calbee do today.

Check out all the base cards below, including Ichiro, Hideki Matsui, and many other stars - both in the NPB and MLB!