Trading cards internationally is a somewhat funny idea. I am having cards sent from America to Japan, and whenever I finally decide to come home, they'll go back across the Pacific.
Trading Japanese cards internationally is downright goofy. I'm not talking about my sending cards to the States, where people don't usually get a chance to see them. I mean getting Japanese cards in trades.
But this is the second trade with The NPB Card Guy and my third trade of Japanese cards from the States (the other time being with Rob Fitts, who is getting his eBay business back up - whenever he lets me know it's ready I am going to post the link for him). Yeah. These cards started here, went halfway around the world, and now have found their way back home. Yin and yang. Full circle. Etc etc.
It doesn't mean I don't want them:
Vintage cards were also to be found in the box:
Plain, but unique, this game card has a playing card symbol at the top. Could you imagine playing poker with baseball players, using baseball cards?
Some people complain about how some sets look the same from year to year - I am one of those. But just imagine how difficult it has been for pioneers in Japanese card cataloging to distinguish between all the menkos with very similar fronts and sometimes very similar backs.
This package was such a joy to open and look through! Thanks, NPB Card Guy! I found your BBM Rookie Edition Classic and Buffaloes '13 Rookies and Young Stars box sets on Monday. Still looking for the rest...