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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Ever So Close: 2000 Calbee

What a great find!
 The 2000 ON Card set features all Sadaharu Oh and Shigeo Nagashima, and as such tends to carry premium prices. They really aren't limited cards, though, and I've seen 1973 Calbee original singles of Oh and Nagashima for less than the prices some people are asking.
 These cards were priced the same as commons, and I was happy to grab every single one I needed that they had.
 I finished my Title Holders set, too! These five cards mean I now have a complete Title Holders insert set.
After all this, what's left with 2000 Calbee? Just the Series 2 base set, and one ON Card single!

So that leaves the following in the Calbee race:

  • 2000: Series 2, plus 1 insert
  • 2004: 7 base, plus 3 inserts
  • 2005: 1 insert
  • 2016: 2 inserts (both are Ohtani)
Which set will be completed first? I'm hoping all four will be done by the end of the year!


  1. I need to get that Nagashima card from The Emperor's Game (#ON-07)

    1. Is it on your want list? I'll keep an eye out for it.

  2. The photograph on that first card is fantastic! Love the zoomed out, vintage action shot. That Kazuo Matsui "raising his cap" card is nice too.

    1. Seriously, card companies would do well to follow some of the photo tricks of the past. Photographs were more varied because they had to be (action shots weren't easy back then). Now, they can get a crisp action closeup so they don't have to be creative...