Thanks to the Japanese people's love of two-syllable words and four-syllable names, Red Helmets is actually "aka heru" (essentially pronounced aka hell). Aka is red. Just thought you'd like to know.
Forty years ago, though, the Carp were hell to opposing teams. In the 1970s, the team's cap/helmet color was changed to red to symbolize a fighting spirit, and that change happened as the team would win three league pennants and the Japan Series twice through 1980. They tacked on another pennant and Japan Series victory in 1984 just for good measure.
The Carp remain a highly popular team, but that might be only due to their legacy. They haven't had a truly successful season in the past 25 years or so, possibly due to a serious lack of finances. They do seem to get a bunch of box sets issued every year - more so than many other teams - but that could be due to less-expensive licensing fees.
Each box comes with one base set and three special cards.
- Gold Tier small circle bat #/60, rectangular bat signature #/30, and barrel signature #/10
- Red Tier and Holo Tier versions of the above all numbered 1 of 1.