Coming out in late March, at the same time as the Swallows team set, the 2014 Hawks set may be the brightest team set this year.
The 90-card base set has no parallels or subsets - it's less for me to need to buy for my type collection, but it provides less "higher value" cards per box (as serial-numbered parallels) at a time when the price per card is going up. Each 7-card pack has a suggested retail price of 400 yen.
I just got my autograph and relic cards from the set but I haven't had a chance to scan them yet. There are a ton of autographs in packs - I count 87 signers of the 89 base set subjects (the mascot has an autograph as well). Cards have between 30 and 90 copies each.
Seven players have a special autograph card, limited to 10 copies each. I haven't seen these yet to really know what they are, and their description on BBM's site doesn't really help.
The three memorabilia cards come in regular and patch versions:
- HM1 Seiichi Uchikawa (visitors jersey) 200 copies, 25-copy patch version
- HM2 Yuya Hasegawa (home jersey) 200 copies, 25-copy patch version
- HM3 Uchikawa/Hasegawa Dual Jersey Combo 25 copies, 5-copy patch version