It seriously looks like Godzilla and Mothra waged war against each other. But now that I'm getting back to normal health wise and there aren't any card shows to attend... I can finally spend a day in my office organizing and cleaning.
But before I get to that, I wanted to share a unique oddball set I picked up off of Etsy last summer. The illustrator emailed me and I was immediately intrigued.
It's called Kaiju (Monster) Baseball and contains forty cards.
There are a total of four teams: Tokyo Terrors, Kyoto Kaijus, Fuji Fiends, and Matsumoto Mutants. Each team consists of nine player cards and one team card. The cards feature beautiful illustrations, have a vintage feel to them, and are essentially what I was drawn to.
On the back you can find cool nicknames and baseball stats for each monster. Godzilla is nicknamed The Sultan of Smash and rightfully so, because he easily has the best statistics in the set. There also seems to be a mini game of Rock, Paper, Scissors embedded into the card backs as well.
At the end of the day... after the dust settled and the kaiju were put back into their box... I was very pleased with this set. It set me back $14 (+ $2.75 shipping), which breaks down to around 42¢ per card. That's a little more than what I typically spend at card shows, but they're not your everyday common from the Junk Wax Era, so I understand his price point.
I realize that these cards aren't for everyone. However if you're a fan of Godzilla and his peeps, then you might appreciate them. Well... enough stalling... I'm off to go clean my office.
Happy Saturday and sayonara!