Sunday, 3 May 2009
1995 Pinnacle Japanese baseball card
When I busted some packs of 1995 Pinnacle Zenith Edition baseball cards recently purchased from e-bayUS I pulled this Japanese Hideo Nomo Rookie card. I have posted the packs in 'Pursuit of Red Sox'.
I cannot find a checklist for this edition, let alone any information on this card. There is no mention of any 'special' insert mentioned on the packs. From another pack I pulled Hideo's rookie card-this card is not the same card with Japanese writing, it is a completely different card. Were these Japanese cards common to this set or is it a 1 of 1 card? I remember the hysteria in 2001 around Ichiro cards. Was there a similar reaction to Hideo Nomo?
Interesting, certainly. Stumped, definitely. No longer thanks to Chris Harris!