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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Quick, who's this?

Don't look at the name!

Guess who the player and/or team are from your first glance.

You'll probably see the jersey, face, and that Upper Deck logo.

But you can't really see the team logos.

Do you have an idea?

I'm spacing this out so hopefully the bottom of the card didn't catch your eye on accident.

Who is this?

Did you guess?

Okay, then.

Have a look at the bottom of the card.
Were you right?

Upper Deck had some great MLB sets over the years, and I have or am trying to collect many of them. But they produced a few mainstream sets over two years here in Japan, and I'm still trying to finish the insert sets for them.

Like 1990s BBM and pre-1998 Calbee, Upper Deck's NPB offerings from 2000 and 2001 aren't that easy to find. But every card counts!

Until next time...


  1. Never heard of the guy. I was thinking he was some 90's Yankees player.

    1. He was actually - he originally signed with the Yankees and spent five years in their farm system in the late 80's/early 90's. I remember seeing him in the Carolina and Eastern Leagues back then. We used to joke he was Sal Bando's Irish cousin...

    2. Ha. It took me a second to get that...