At the end of the year, the Yokohoma BayStars (Baystars?) released a set commemorating special moments during the season.
There are five autograph sets, with one autographed card coming in every box set. The sets are:
- Authentic Signatures (these use the same photos as the regular cards)
- Authentic Dual Signatures (Tony Blanco confirmed)
- 1998 Champions Signatures
- 1998 Champions Dual Signatures (Suzuki/Miura confirmed)
- Historic Moments (Norihiro Nakamura's 2000th hit confirmed)
Details on the autograph subjects are hard to come by; I haven't found a list though it seems there are 30 different cards in total.
Additionally, three promo cards (with PROMO- prefixes on the card numbers) were issued.
The manufacturer on the back of the box is noted as "Front Runner Trading Cards" but the website is for Frontier International Inc., a Japanese marketing company.
Frontier is the same company that manufactured the "Rookies & Young Stars" team sets early this year. The "RY"/"FI"/etc logo doesn't appear anywhere on the box or cards of the Season Summary set.
The more I see of Frontier's team sets, the more I like them, but not quite enough to want to have the sets myself. The Season Summary concept is pretty nice, and if I was a team fan or more interested in collecting complete Japanese sets I'd certainly want them.