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Thursday, April 3, 2014
Pack Busting: 2014 Calbee #3
It's time for five more packs of Calbee! Each pack has two cards.
The first pack has two foreigners! Kila Ka'aihue is a Hawaiian player who played with the Royals and A's before joining the Carp last year. He's not a power hitter but he's hitting about as well as Japanese players do. Matt Murton, on the other hand, has a career NPB average over .300. His career average with the MLB is pretty solid too.
Pack number two has two inserts - one Starcard and one of the three Legend cards: Tomonori Maeda, who retired at the end of 2013.
Here's the back of the Legend card, which includes year-by-year and career totals for his entire career.
Pack three has another Starcard - Sakamoto looks really young in that photo - he's 25 years old.
Pack four is fairly uneventful. The photography on Calbee cards is darker than Topps, but it's sharp and usually clear.
Pack five has a duplicate - Kila shows his head again. I have a feeling that I'll end up with several duplicates and probably some triplicates by the time I finish buying Calbee Series 1 packs.