Calbee doesn't just make baseball cards.
While they're most known in America for being a chip company that makes baseball cards, they have been making trading cards for all sorts of franchises. Ultraman, Doraemon, soccer, and dozens more have received at least one set over the several decades that Calbee has been gluing packs to their bags of potato chips.
It should be no surprise to anyone who knows anything about Japanese anime that Evangelion has a couple Calbee issues. I think three series were released in the late 1990s (series one came out in 1997). Last year, there was a new issue, and I'm sure there were some in between.
Unfortunately, the set was not complete. I'm missing two cards: 43 and 57. This set was issued quite some time ago, so I'm probably going to have a tough time locating those two cards! And then, there's series 2 and any other sets issued by Calbee, if I want to be a completist.
By the way, if you're wondering, I've developed an interest in Evangelion even though I haven't been able to see any of the original episodes or movies yet. I've seen some clips online but I can't get English-dubbed copies yet to watch the whole thing. Despite not really watching the show, I've gathered a small collection of Evangelion cards and several figurines that I've found pretty cheap while walking around Akihabara. Eventually, once I've seen the show, I'll do a real post about the cards that I know about.
But until then, I need to scan all the other Calbee (baseball) cards I bought today.