|12-28-2012, 09:38 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: The Empire State
2002 Kanebo MLB Gum Cards (AKA 2002 Topps Japanese Edition)
Here's another Japanese odd-ball set, from 10 years ago.
Before we begin, tell me what's the first thing that comes to your mind when you see this card from 2002.
I suppose some thoughts you guys might've had are "future HoFer," "bird killer," "awesome mullet," "wrong uniform," "nostalgia," "what terrible lighting," etc...
Most of you may have even wondered what this has to do with Japan.
Well just flip the card and
The back is written in Japanese.
Those of you who saw my pick-up threads probably saw this coming.
The card's from a japanese product called "MLB Gum" made by a company called Kanebo.
The product was a piece of gum that came with a creepy bobblehead wearing one of the 30 team's jerseys and with one 2002 Topps card written in Japanese.
The card themselves aren't too different from the regular US version except that the player's names aren't written in gold and there's only 55 cards in the whole base set. For a while there was even a promotion where you could win a special binder.
A panphlet that came with the original gum & the bobblehead
Some notably awesome cards
They stopped making these sets in 2003, which I think is around the time card companies slowly started removing gum from their products altogether.
For those who wanted to know who was in the 2002 set here's a checklist.
1. Pedro Martinez
2. Larry Walker
3. Jeff Bagwell
4. Derek Jeter
5. Alfonso Soriano
6. Vladimir Guerrero
7. Doug Mientkiewicz
8. Manny Ramirez
9. Magglio Ordonez
10. Carlos Delgado
11. Albert Pujols
12. Jimmy Rollins
13. Ivan Rodriguez
14. Shea Hillenbrand
15. Randy Johnson
16. Ichiro Suzuki
17. Masato Yoshii
18. Mike Lowell
19. Sammy Sosa
20. Jorge Posada
21. Curt Schilling
22. David Justice
23. Darin Erstad
24. Nomar Garciaparra
25. So Taguchi
26. Kazuhisa Ishii
27. Chris Singleton
28. Adam Dunn
29. Raul Ibanez
30. Lance Berkman
31. Shawn Green
32. Hideki Irabu
33. Mike Piazza
34. Derek Lowe
35. Tomokazu Ohka
36. Barry Bonds
37. Roberto Alomar
38. Tino Martinez
39. Freddy Garcia
40. Michael Tucker
41. Miguel Tejada
42. Kazuhiro Sasaki
43. Tim Salmon
44. Tsuyoshi Shinjo
45. Jason Giambi
46. Jason Schmidt
47. Alex Rodriguez
48. Raul Mondesi
49. Reggie Sanders
50. Shigetoshi Hasegawa
51. Brian Jordan
52. Hideo Nomo
53. Kenny Lofton
54. Cliff Floyd
55. Johnny Damon
Now before I go, tell me what's the first thing that comes to mind when you see this card from 2012?
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Last edited by Ziveus101; 12-28-2012 at 09:47 AM.
|12-28-2012, 02:00 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2011
Interesting cards. I like a lot of these oddballs, but never have luck finding them. Would you be interested in moving any of these? I specifically would want the Jeter card.
Collecting HOF Relics...one from every player in the hall is the goal.
Putting together every Topps Vintage Base Set 1952-1979...never ending challenge.
Trying to get the 1933 Goudey set together.
|12-29-2012, 11:39 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2012
Wow. Right when I log on for some late-night perusing, I find the one thread i've been looking for for a long, long time now. I've seen more than a few of these on eBay in the past, and have picked up a fair amount of them (5 or so), with my favorites being Jeter, Griffey, and Ichiro. I ALWAYS wondered about them. They seemed so mysterious to me. ALL this information helps! I really appreciate it. Definitely made my day.
Looking for Derek Jeter, 2001-02 Topps Team Legends Auto Set, & 1997 Donruss Power Alley Die-Cuts
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|12-29-2012, 11:46 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2011
I need the Delgado in this set!
I visited Japan a few summers ago and went to a baseball game while there. Me and my friend were pretty amused by the fact that the people going up and down the aisles selling beer and stuff were all girls. Quite different than what it is in the US. I don't remember seeing any cards like those for sale though haha.
Supercollecting Carlos Delgado (Always looking - PM me) Also collecting Braves and Kevin Plawecki
I hate negotiating and will make already fair offers if I have to first
|12-30-2012, 12:20 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Scottsdale Arizona
I'd do her
If it is any consolation, I ignored the Death2redemptions tard months ago. he gets sad and starts lashing out and trying to hurt people....he doesn't troll, he just likes to lash out as if the internet was a real thing and hopes his words hurt....people like that are a waste of time ~ Gibberish