Spend enough time in Japan (a day, if you're observant enough) and you'll random Xs. What does that mean? It's a cross-promotion. So at the gift shop, you might find Hello Kitty dressed up as One Piece characters. Check the package, and you should see "Hello Kitty x One Piece" somewhere.
Frontier issued two team box sets late last year showing collaborations between Mizuno and the Hiroshima Carp and the Chiba Lotte Marines.
- Rookie autograph (one card with base design, #16): black ink 29 copies, red ink 10 copies
- Authentic Signatures
- two types; yellow background (6 players) and grey background (7 players)
- each type has black ink signatures (30-35 copies) and red ink signatures (10-15 copies)
- Game Used Equipment
- Level 1 (undershirt): 4 players, 125 copies each
- Level 2 (signed undershirt): 4 players, 3-5 copies each
- Level 2 (signed spikes): 3 players, 2 copies each
- Bats: 2 players, 35 copies each
- Signed Bats: 2 players, 5 copies each
I bought a full Carp base set because I like the concept of highlighting something different (the equipment in this case). Also, the design of the regular cards isn't ugly. I have not yet picked up a Marines set, though I might eventually. Unfortunately, this is one in a long line of "high end" products which is flooding the market with hits. Hopefully things don't get too out of hand like has happened in the US.