Chaos and Kanji is the blog where I write about my adventures through Japan!
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Manga, MLB, and Wrestling: Odd and Oddball Pickups from the Weekend
After some hunting today, I'm down to needing just two more Japanese cards. I have put off buying Hideo Nomo's card due to the cost. I'm hoping to find something for 100 yen, but I'll probably have to pay 200 yen for one of his BBM cards from 1991-1994. The second player I'm missing is Toru Murata, who was with the Yomiuri Giants for just three years before being released, meaning he has only five known regular cards, all from BBM. It might be just because of where I've been looking, but all of those cards are gone so I'll have to continue hunting. Murata signed with the Fighters in November, so he could show up in this year's team set or the flagship BBM release.
As for the US side of the collection, I need Norihiro Nakamura, whose cards are too expensive on COMC right now to justify buying one, as well as Ryota Igarashi, Toru Murata, and Kensuke Tanaka, all of whom only have minor league cards.