I paid $125 for the most recent package and it was worth every penny. To put things into perspective... I spent almost three hours sifting through all of these goodies and scanning the images in this post. That's three hours of pure entertainment.
You know the old adage... a picture is worth a thousand words... so tonight I'll keep the writing to a minimum... and let the pictures do the talking.
1991 BBM Baseball
Three down. One card to go.
Hideki Matsui Sticker Sheet
Godzilla has landed in San Jose.
2002 Japan National Team Set
2001 Kirin Cup Pin Set
Two huge additions to my Samurai Blue PC.
2011 and 2014 Real Venus Sets
Japanese women and sports. Two of my favorite things in life.
More Japanese women. Newscasters? Love 'em!
1997 Bandai Mr. C.B. Set
Mr. Ed has nothin' on Mr. C.B.
Round one of unopened packs. More ladies. Yes!
Round two of unopened packs. Ryan gets the chips. I get the cards.
Round three of unopened packs. Two of my students' favorite things: video games and anime.
More anime... although not quite sure if this calendar is classroom appropriate.
1994 The Petty Girl Set
More ladies and definitely not classroom appropriate.
Round four of unopened packs. Four new additions to my unopened baseball card pack collection.
Smells old. Looks old. Feels old. I'm gonna guess that this huge disc is old. By the way... in case you forgot... old = awesome.
2012 Panini Cooperstown #15
Speaking of awesome. Meet the newest addition to my Gwynn binder.
2014 BBM Wings of Gold Set
Another set filled with lovely Japanese ladies... and some guys who like to wear leotards.
Oh my! That's Sadaharu himself... and five guys I don't recognize. Oh well. This piece of cardboard is sweet!
And wrapping things up are a bunch of random cards ranging from vintage soccer to baseball mascots.
Thanks Ryan for helping me out again. I had a blast going through this package and flipping through all of these awesome pieces of Japanese cardboard.
If you ever need some American cardboard... just say the word and I'll start gathering up some stuff for you. But I wouldn't blame you if you prefer ripping packs of BBM and Calbee instead of Topps and Panini.
Happy Saturday and sayonara!