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Friday, January 26, 2018

KBO: 2014 Ntreev Superstar Baseball Card Season 1, 2, and 3

The first set Ntreev issued was for the 2014 season, and it was split into three separately numbered series, which they call seasons. Generally, the three series have the same subsets, so I can combine them together here.
 Season 1 and Season 2 have their different subsets skip-numbered throughout the set; each team gets 14 cards. The most common cards are the normal cards, as you see above. The same design would then be used for the Blue Edition set (see yesterday's) post. Each season has 126 cards.
 AS is the most common subset; each team has three AS cards. AS cards all have cropped photos as you see above.
 Next common is BS; each team has two BS cards per series. These use foil stock for shiny awesomeness.

Season 1 and Season 2 has one SS card per team. Each SS card has a facsimile signature on the front.

Here's where it gets a little confusing.

Season 1 was one straight set, with 126 cards. The short printed subsets were part of the base set.

Season 2 had 126 regular cards. The short printed subsets functioned as parallels to the base set. Furthermore, there were nine memorabilia cards (one per team) and 54 autographs (6 per team) that also parallel the base set.

Season 3 saw a departure from the previous two series' checklist styles. In fact, the checklist is similar in arrangement to Blue Edition. Season 3 has 160 cards, numbered as one whole set, but separated by subset.

  • #1-9: SP (memorabilia)
  • #10-18: SS (facsimile signature) - Super Star (Team Captains)
  • #19-41: BS (foil) - Big Star ("Team Korea")
  • #42-82: AS (foil with background logos) - All Star
  • #83-154: normal
  • #155-208: SA (autographs)
As far as normal cards go between the three seasons, apparently there is no overlap in players. Unfortunately, there are no foreigners in any of these sets, leaving out some of the most popular players.

I don't have copies handy of AS and normal types for Season 3 (see above; they have the same design), nor do I have any SP or SA cards, but there are three types of foil BS cards, as you can see below. The first is the "base" version, with the other two being parallels.

 regular foil background
 sparkly foil background
checkered foil background

Thank you again to Dan for the cards! And thank you to Dan again again (that was intentional), and to Jason and NPB Card Guy, for posting information and scans to the Trading Card Database and writing about the cards.

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