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Sunday, January 7, 2018
New Vintage Japanese
A couple more vintage cards I picked up at the Trading Card Festa.
I've seen uncut sheets for this set on YJA a few times, but never at a price I'm willing to pay. This is the 1959 Doyusha Game Set, JGA 5. At the top is the team name next to the playing card symbol; the player's name is below his photo along with a menko number and another larger number. These cards were designed to be used in a variety of games, but most commonly used as playing cards or as menko cards. This is Noboru Akiyama, a nearly-common card in the set.
Produced in 1988, this is JGA 140, "Mini Game Cards" - and they are mini. My scanner had a hard time handling such tiny cards, at 7/8" x 2". Engel says these were most likely inserted into a children's magazine. My scanner missed part of the back - there are three numbered columns for determining the outcome of a play. This is Daijiro Oishi, a common card in the set.