You've been waiting all year for this, haven't you? Once the set was announced on Japanese Baseball Cards, you eagerly anticipated the day the set came out, so you, too, could see those baseball cheerleaders up close. Well, here you are!
Last year was the first year that BBM issued a set for the cheerleaders on the NPB baseball teams. Actually, they issued two sets last year, and two this year. This year's sets have 99 cars each - the set below is titled Mai while the other (earlier) set is called Hana. Each team has about 7 cards in each set (give or take) with members of their cheerleading team. I haven't checked to see if any cheerleaders are pictured twice.
The front of each card uses team colors and displays the cheerleader's name, while the cheerleading team's logo and the Dancing Heroine logo are also found on the card. There are two pictures: a closeup and a full-body shot. Each team's girls are all wearing the same costumes, and depending on the team they could be holding props in one, both, or neither of the images. You'll see the backs when I show the Hana set later.
I'll note that my female friend commented a few times that Japanese cheerleaders aren't sexy, since all the "goods" (what little they have - also her thought) are covered and hidden by frills and high-cut collars. And I agree with that - but some of these girls are really cute. Hence - cuteness overload!
I picked the set up at the Tokyo card show - my last purchase that day. All the cards are shown below - you can click on one to enlarge. Enjoy! Note, I don't know what's going on with card 44...