The first installment of Calbee's annual baseball card set hit grocery shelves last month, but with the 30-Day challenge and everything else going on I kind of neglected to post about the set until now. That's partly because I didn't even find it on shelves until about a week ago. However, I got my type collection singles and set before then!NPB Card Guy pointed out that the names are in white again after using black text in 2015 and Japanese characters last year. Not having to read kanji and hiragana/katakana makes it much faster for me to flip through cards. But otherwise, the design remains the same as it has been for some time now. There are 72 cards in the regular set.
The premium special box card set for 2017 Series 1 is Clutch Hitters. I don't have my type card yet for this set. The cards appear the same as most of Calbee's Special Box sets - the set's title runs vertically up one side in silver foil, and the cards are printed on foilboard similar to BBM's insert cards.