Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Baseball Mascots Rule!


I recently busted this factory sealed set of 2011 BBM Our Friends which features forty-four Japanese mascot trading cards, one header card, and one hard signed autograph card.


I'm not exactly sure what's written on the back, but the fronts feature the mascot's name, the team they work for, and a photo of the mascot.

If you're interested, here's a look at the entire forty-five card set:



Here's a closer look at the final card in the set, which features a group photo of some of the mascots:


Last, but certainly not least is a look at the autographed mascot that I pulled:


I've never heard of Entaro, but his autograph is pretty awesome.  And speaking of autographed mascots... look what arrived in the mail yesterday afternoon:


It's an 8"x10" photo of Billy The Marlin.

What's your favorite sports team mascot?

Well that's all folks.

Happy Tuesday and sayonara!

20 comments:

  1. Youppi! I was elated when he (it?) moved over to the gig with the Habs. I do not want to be a part of a world without Youppi!.

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    1. Nice... they definitely need to start producing hockey mascot trading cards. After collecting San Jose Sharks cards for the past twenty-two years... I still don't own an SJ Sharkie card.

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  2. I'd bet most people are partial to their favorite team's mascot and I do like the Bird and Toro the Texans' bull. But for sheer talent Clutch the Rocket bear is the best I've ever seen. He did a show at are school a few years ago and was fabulous. He is quite a character both in and out of costume.

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    1. Wow... your students are lucky. SJ Sharkie makes his rounds to SJ schools. But it's been a few years since he's visited my site.

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  3. Having a rather round head myself, I've always identified with Mr. Met.

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    1. Not a Mets fan... but Mr. Met is definitely one of my faves.

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  4. Well, you definitely know where Dawgbones, a Phillies Phan stands. Yeah, I'm a bit Phanatical when it comes to my mascots. And I'm also partial to Riptide, right here in Norfolk. But I've got to say, I love all the mascots.

    GReat cards Fuji, might I inquire where you acquired this set? and you are right about the auto, Asian calligraphy is always so fancy!

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    1. A few months ago... a Japanese website called Rakuten: Global Market was offering free shipping on international orders, so I ordered a bunch of stuff for my Japanese PC. I held off on opening it until my birthday.

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  5. No one, and I mean no one, beats Stanley Sting. Trust me on this.

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    1. Tried to find a YouTube video of Mr. Sting... but nothing came up. I'll take your word though.

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  6. I have to be very subjective on this one. My national football team - SLBenfica - has as mascot a living eagle and every home games they let her flies over the stadium and land on top of clubs symbol in middle of the field.
    But mascots like those you have on US we don't see much around here. And I cannot recall seeing some mascot at Yankee stadium too...

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    1. That's pretty cool. Eagles are one of my favorite animals. As for the Yankees... I don't think they have a mascot. But I could be wrong... since I've never been to Yankee Stadium.

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  7. HokieBird!

    http://mycardboardmistress.blogspot.com/2012/05/every-now-and-then-card-comes-along.html

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    1. I remember this post. You inspired me to pick up my Oski!

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  8. The Yankees used to have a mascot but he got the boot 5 minutes later. I think the Yankees's mascot is either Babe Ruth or Mickey Mantle at this point.
    Anyway, my favorite mascot goes to Scooter The Holy Cow, mascot for the Staten Island Yankees (short season A affiliate of the Yankees). His name comes from Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto and kids love him at games. A close second would be Dorara (the mascot for the Chunichi Dragons). Hopefully I didn't get his name wrong.

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  9. Bernie, mascot for the Inland Empire 66ers. So awesome.

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  10. The San Diego Chicken,first mascot to be on a baseball card(I Think).1982 Donruss.

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    1. Waiting for someone to bust out the SD Chicken. I liked him even before I became a Padres fan... when he was on The Baseball Bunch.

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  11. Syracuse's Otto the Orange.

    Honorable mention to:

    Phoenix Suns Gorilla
    Albuquerque Isotopes Orbit

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  12. I guess mine would be the Phillie Phanatic due to the many clips of him / it in the old TWIB show. BTW, I do like that the back is all in Japanese, but there's no translation for Certificate of Authenticity.

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