It's time for another trip to another card store in Japan. This time, I'm in Tokyo's suburbia. Urawa is located in the Saitama prefecture, and is the hometown for a major soccer team, the Urawa Reds.
If you're looking for a specific card from a 1990s BBM set you might not be so lucky, but they have all the latest major releases. The Marines team set came out recently, I think.
The Golden Golds is an amateur/semi-pro team that plays somewhat nearby to the Tokyo area. I'm not sure what the details behind this card are, though it was produced in 2008 by Epoch, a company making a few topical sets every year. There are at least 26 cards in the set (as this is numbered GG26), and it's autographed and serial numbered to 110.
The last thing I picked up was a super-cheap complete set of Idoling!!! (three exclamation points required), which appears to be some reality show like American Idol, but only for cute Japanese ladies looking to be part of a pop group. Or something. Who knows?
Mint Urawa is located about 10 minutes from Urawa Station, a short walk down the main street, at 3-7-3 Takasago, Urawa. As with most Mint locations, it's worth a visit if you're in the area, but not worth traveling to from a larger distance if you're only looking for baseball. The stock includes baseball, soccer, other sports, game cards, and other non-sport issues, though the focus seems to be baseball and soccer.