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Saturday, September 20, 2014
New Release: 2014 Orix Buffaloes Signature Edition
A second Signature Edition series was released by Frontier this year; the Lions set came first, and now the Buffaloes have their own set. It was announced recently that the BayStars will get a set next month too.
There are 20 cards in the Buffaloes base set; all are pictured below.
The same photo is used twice on the front (once is monotone in the background) and once on the back. The background is actually very distracting. The cards all have facsimile autographs. The base set is not the draw in this release, of course - these cards are just filler to be packaged with the two random autographs included.
All 20 cards have authentic signature parallels.
Authentic Signatures is a second autograph set with 16 subjects.
There are seven players in the Sign of the Winner autograph set. There's also a single Historic Moment Signature card for Kaneko's 1000th career strikeout.
Additionally, five prospects have cards in the Top Prospect Signatures set.
I am unaware of any parallel versions, though all autographed cards are serial numbered. The checklist is above, in Japanese, including print runs (enlargeable). Each box includes one complete base set plus two autographs for about $120-130.