First, while I was doing a little research for one of this week's posts, I came across a blog that had linked to mine. While the posts are sporadic, they offer a great look at NPB history and plenty of old card images. Be sure to take a look at A Noboru Aota Fan's Notes. Thanks for the link!
I finally made it back to Nakano Broadway, a mall full of nerdy stores. No, really - there are dozens of stores catering to otaku interested in everything from old toys to cosplay and most everything else you could want. Akihabara is the place to go for electronics, pornography, and current toys. Plus, it's bigger and has a lot to do. But if you want obscure collectibles or vintage tin relics, Nakano Broadway is where you want to be. I'm starting out with the tame. I scored a couple team sets from Sega CardGen to trade with Nachos Grande and The Daily Dimwit - yes I bought the sets specifically with them in mind. I saw sets available for most teams, but I'm not sure who else is interested in them, and they get expensive very quickly.
I've showed CardGen cards before, so I won't get into the details. If you're interested in buying a team set or trading for it, let me know. Nakano isn't that close to me but I can make a trip next month. And I have some really awesome cards coming up soon!
Here are the Reds and Astros team sets, card by card.