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03-15-2011, 09:46 AM
In case anyone hasn't noticed, we're in the process of adding Japanese sets to the Inventory Manager. Currently the following sets have been imported:

Takara team sets 1978-1998
Calbee 1973-74, 1977, 1979-2012 (all sets)
BBM 1991-2007 (all sets), 2008-2012 (base sets)
1989-90 Lotte Gum
Tomy I.D. 1993-1994
Konami Field of Nine 2000-2001, Prime Nine 2002-2005 (all sets), Baseball Heroes 2005-2010 (all sets), BBH 2011 (Opening Version)
Konami Baseball Allstar's Vol 1 & 2 (base sets)
Future Bee 1998-2001 (all sets)
Broccoli Seibu Lions 1999-2001
Epoch Pro-Baseballl Stickers 2000
Bandai Owners League 2010 Draft 01-04, 2011 01-04, 2012 01

If anyone has any requests for Japanese sets to be added, please post them here and they will be made a priority.

03-21-2011, 11:04 AM
This weekend, I uncovered the checklists for the 2009 & 2010 Chinese Professional Baseball League sets (CPBL). This is the pro league in Taiwan. Both 2009 & 2010 have been added to the system. Incidentally, Tim Raines Jr. has a card in the 2010 set.

Keeping with the Asian theme, checklists are in for the 1999 & 2000 Teleca sets for the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO), Korea's pro league. I'm pretty sure there are more recent KBO sets, but thus far have not been able to find any checklists or manufacturer details.

Back to the other side of the Pacific, I know of at least two uncatalogued sets for the Mexican League (one from 1992 and another from around 2005), but haven't been able to locate checklists.

A few new Venezuelan sticker sets have also been added to the system, for the 1981-82-83 (one set with the same design spans both the 81-82 & 82-83 season), 1987-88 (includes cards of Greg Maddux, Cecil Fielder and Omar Vizquel), 1988-89 and 1991-92 seasons.

05-22-2011, 12:52 PM
All BBM sets from 1991-2007, and all base sets through 2011 (series 1), are now available in the database.

I also managed to recently find several Mexican League checklists (mostly just team-issue sets, still can't find a checklist for the 2005 set, and since that set is unnumbered, I'm hesitant to add a partial checklist and have to re-arrange later).

Also finished are the 2009 CPBL sets.

07-24-2011, 01:33 PM
2011 Calbee Series 1 & 2 have been translated and added to the system. Series 3 has yet to be released. The 1986 Calbee set was also completed yesterday, and work begun on filling out the 1985 set. I still don't understand why Beckett includes so few cards from those sets, and almost none of the gaijin players.

Also in is the 2009 BBM base set. And, good news, I found a source for the 2011 BBM set and series 1 has been added. I'm starting to add some of the 2011 team sets and inserts.

08-20-2011, 09:32 PM
All of the Future Bee sets are now in, both the team sets and the Power League sets, as well as the Broccoli Seibu Lions sets from 1999-2001. I'm working on the Konami Baseball Heroes sets and continuing with all the missing BBM sets from 2008-2011 (which is a LOT of sets).

08-21-2011, 07:55 AM
cool i have a dice-k collection starts from 99, foil mini's sp's cool

08-28-2011, 11:02 PM
I found a resource that will let me build at least partial checklists for the Konami Baseball Heroes sets up to 2010, so those will be available a bit a a time in the coming weeks.

09-07-2011, 12:13 AM
I just finished adding all of the Konami Baseball Heroes sets through 2010. As far as I can tell, no 2011 cards have been issued. Anyone wanting a very strong checklist for any one to play in Japan over the last 20 years should be fairly well served by the Inventory Manager now. Prospective Yu Darvish collectors have a list of some 283 cards to track down.

If there any glaring omissions, please point them out and I'll see what I can do to dig up the checklists.

09-10-2011, 03:20 PM
Calbee Series 3 has been released in Japan. The Checklists here have been updated to extend the base set, Star Cards, Checklists and add the All-Star set.

10-08-2011, 03:30 PM
Coming soon:

2011 Owners League Draft 06 Legends
2011 All Japan Baseball Foundation Managers
2011 Epoch All Japan Baseball Foundation 1987

11-20-2011, 12:08 PM
Japanese sets recently added or completed:

1977 Calbee Sadaharu Oh Road to 756
1977 Calbee Japan Series
1979 Calbee
1980 Calbee Small (now complete)
1980 Calbee Large
1982 Calbee (now complete)
2003 JPBPA (Japanese Pro Baseball Players Association)
2003 Top Foods Hanshin Tigers Championship
2011 Konami Baseball Heroes ShineStar Opening Version Black
2011 Konami Baseball Heroes ShineStar Opening Version White
2011 BBM Hiroshima Toyo Carp
2011 BBM Saitama Seibu Lions
2011 BBM Yomiuri Giants
2011 BBM Rookie Edition Premium

12-04-2011, 11:51 AM
More sets recently added:

1967 Shonen Club Yomiuri Giants Color Bromides
1977 Calbee Pro Series
1977 Calbee Nagoya Series
1977 Calbee Giants Series
1977 Calbee Go Go Series
1977 Calbee Standups
2011 BBM Chunichi Dragons
2011 BBM Chunichi Dragons Dragon Heart
2011 BBM Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
2011 BBM Hanshin Tigers
2011 BBM Hanshin Tigers Fantastic Revolution
2011 BBM Hanshin Tigers Sweet Smile
2011 BBM Kyuji Fujikawa
2011 BBM Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
2011 BBM Yokohama BayStars
2011 BBM Yokohama BayStars Spirit
2011 BBM Young Carp
2012 BBM Historic Collection Legend of the Strongest Generation
2012 BBM Historic Collection Legend of the Strongest Generation Promos
2012 BBM Historic Collection Golden Generation

12-18-2011, 02:41 PM
I've started adding the checklist for the 2005 Liga Mexicana de Beisbol set. So far I only know of 85 cards in the set, so those have been added. As the set is only numbered by player uniform number, I prefixed each number with the first two letters of the team name to keep numbers separate.

12-22-2011, 09:38 PM
The complete Acereros de Monclova 1974-2011 sticker set has been added. Scans will be added once I have the set in-hand after the New Year.

01-22-2012, 07:59 PM
Due to a complete lack of popular demand, we have now added the first two baseball card sets from the Netherlands!

02-02-2012, 11:01 AM
I just realized several Calbee parallels had been left out from 2003-2006, those have now been added. I now have most of the recently added Dutch cards in hand now, as well as the Acereros de Monclova stickers, so expect to see scans of those in the system very soon.

03-03-2012, 03:11 PM
Recently added:

2011 Bandai Owners League 04
2012 Calbee Series 1
2012 Calbee Title Holders
2012 Calbee Star Cards Series 1
2012 Calbee Checklists
2012 Calbee Reprints

03-03-2012, 03:44 PM
Due to a complete lack of popular demand, we have now added the first two baseball card sets from the Netherlands!

lack of popular demand??? gotta love it!

03-30-2012, 02:46 PM
The following new sets have been added:

1992 Kintetsu Buffaloes Team Issue
2011 Konami Baseball Heroes ShineStar Opening Version Special
2012 Bandai Owners League 01
2012 Bandai Owners League Legends

04-18-2012, 10:28 AM
Doing some extra challenging international internet archaeology, I've managed to add partial checklists for two Korean sets:

1991 Lotte Gum Baseball Kings
1994 Teleca

06-05-2012, 06:59 PM
Recently added:

1975 NST Mr. Baseball
1991 Q Card
2012 BBM 1st Version
2012 BBM Yomiuri Giants
2012 BBM Hiroshima Toyo Carp
2012 BBM Chiba Lotte Marines
2012 BBM Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
2012 BBM Orix Buffaloes
2012 BBM Tokyo Yakult Swallows
2012 BBM Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
2012 BBM Rookie Edition

06-06-2012, 10:26 AM
I've recently found some resources for filling in the rest of the BBM checklists from 2008-2010 and have begun working on filling in the gaps for those years. Everything is in Japanese, so it will be slow progress as Google Translate can only help so far, but progress should be steady and I should be able to knock out 2-3 sets per week depending on size. The 2011 CPBL sets should also be complete soon.

I've found information about a set (or two sets) issued in Nicaragua back in 2006-07. As yet, I'm unsure how to catalog them as I've not been able to find an image of the card backs, so I don't know if they're numbered or not.

07-01-2012, 11:37 AM
Recently added:

2008 BBM All-Star Game
2008 BBM Touch the Game
2009 BBM All-Star Game
2009 BBM Nippon Series
2009 BBM Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
2009 BBM Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters
2009 BBM Yomiuri Giants
2010 BBM Tokyo Big 6 University League Spring Edition
2010 BBM Rookie Edition
2010 BBM Chiba Lotte Marines
2010 BBM Chunichi Dragons
2010 BBM Hiroshima Toyo Carp
2010 BBM Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters
2010 BBM Saitama Seibu Lions
2010 BBM Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
2010 BBM Tokyo Yakult Swallows
2010 BBM Yokohama BayStars
2010 BBM Yomiuri Giants
2011 Konami Baseball Heroes ShineStar Heat Up Version
2012 Bandai Owners League 02

07-15-2012, 06:19 PM
Recently added:

2009 BBM Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
2009 BBM Tokyo Yakult Swallows
2009 BBM Yokohama BayStars
2009 BBM Yomiuri Giants
2010 BBM Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
2010 BBM Hanshin Tigers
2012 BBM Hanshin Tigers
2012 BBM Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles

several autograph sets from 2009-2012
several team issue sets for the Buffaloes, Dragons, Fighters, Giants and Lions

07-20-2012, 08:26 AM
Not Japanese, but I have been supplied with what is thought to be a complete checklist for the 2005 Liga de Mexicana set, and it has been updated. The set is now listed at 207 cards (including 5 mascots). 207 is a very odd number for a complete set, and Vaquero Laguna only has 3 cards in the set, so I suspect it still might be short a few cards, but this is a substantial improvement. The set has been re-numbered to follow the numbering (pretty sure it's arbitrary) supplied to me.

A checklist for a 2002 set by Mexican food comglomerate Bimbo was also supplied, but I'm holding off adding it until I can see some actual cards.

11-21-2012, 10:07 AM
I'm steadily adding partial checklists for the CPBL sets issued in Taiwan. Sets have been issued there pretty much every season since 1990, so there is a bit of catching up to do. So far, sets have been added for 1990-1996, and more are on the way. Also, the base set from 2012 has been added with insert sets to follow shortly. There were also some sets issued for the short-lived Taiwan Major League, and those will be added eventually, as well. So if you ever wondered what happened to players like Sil Campusano, Ron Jones, Don August or Luis de los Santos...they all spent several years in Taiwan. Along with compiling the checklists, I'm posting them in both Chinese and English on my blog in hopes that some kind soul will be able to help translate the names I've missed.

11-21-2012, 10:49 AM
are these listed 1999 dice-k rookie's

11-21-2012, 08:25 PM
I don't think we have the RC designation set for any non-American cards, but yes they are both listed. That said, technically those would be among his Japanese rookie cards.

12-07-2012, 03:49 PM
I just received a great new resource for player name translations for Taiwan, so more sets will be added soon. I'm also filling in most of the gaps in the CPBL sets already in the system.

CPBL All-Star sets have been added for 1990-1995, 2006-2008.

08-03-2013, 04:05 PM
Playing catch-up today. I've added series 2 for 2013 Calbee, and am working my way down the list of BBM team sets. So far, I've added the Tigers Legends set and the regular team sets for Hiroshima, Yomiuri, Nippon-Ham, Chiba, Seibu, Hanshin, SoftBank, Chunichi and Yakult. Lots more to come. Once I'm caught up, I'll get back to the Taiwanese sets.

09-15-2013, 12:57 AM
It's not Japanese, but I added a 95% complete checklist for the 1995 KBO Sticker Collection from Korea. Still trying to find information on the remaining 5 stickers (2 LG Twins and 3 OB Bears).

BBM 2nd Version and Calbee Series 3 have been added.

08-07-2014, 12:31 PM
Finally clearing the non-US backlog for 2014. 2014 BBM has been added along with Series 1 & 2 of 2014 Calbee, inserts included. This means there are now new 2014 Kevin Youkilis cards in the system in his Eagles uniform. Also adding lots of the small boxed sets and team sets from Front Runner and BBM.

The 2013 CPBL Player of the Year set has finally been released and is being posted to the CPBL official blog; that set is being added here as the update their blog (cards 001-202 are in the IM). It would appear that Manny Ramirez did not make it into the set, despite being the biggest headline and draw of the 2013 CPBL season.

The new 2014 Baseball Super Star Card set from Korea has been added, which is the first pack-issued set for KBO since about 2001.

I'll be adding another set for Mexico shortly.

08-20-2014, 09:27 AM
The new Mexican set has been added, it was a team set for the Venados de Mazatlan, issued by a new company in Mexico called "Dream Cards". They don't really have a website, but they do have a Twitter account (https://twitter.com/DreamCardsMx) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/dreamcardsmx).

I also recently realized I'd completely missed the last two years of Konami Baseball Heroes sets. 2012 is now complete, and 2013 is in progress, to be followed by 2014. Then I'll go back and figure out where I left off with Owners League.

Yet another obscure Mexican sticker set has surfaced, this one for the 1962-63 season of the Liga Invernal de Sonora, which was a predecessor of the Mexican Pacific League, the main Mexican winter league today. That checklist will be added later in the week. This one has no amazing player discoveries, though, like the 1978-79 album containing Rickey Henderson and Dave Stewart.

09-23-2014, 10:15 PM
The first set from Austria has been added to the system:

2012 Diving Ducks Limited Edition Team Issue

It is an 18-card set issued for the team's 25th anniversary.

09-29-2014, 11:07 AM
A handful of cards have been identified for 2002 & 2003 sets for the Italian Baseball League. They were issued by a now-defunct company called SportCards.it, which used to have a website. Unfortunately, the website was done entirely in Flash, so only the introductory swf file is available in the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine. However, the website for team Fortitudo Bologna had scans of their cards from the sets connected to their player archives, so I was able to at least construct most of one team for each set. The 2002 was fairly ambitious as the team from Bologna occupies card #'s 86-107, and there were ten teams in the league, so potentially the set could be over 200 cards. The 2003 set looks to have been scaled back a bit, as Bologna only had 12 cards, #'s 29-40.

Research continues to fill out these two sets. For now, partial checklists have been added for both sets.

04-24-2015, 03:57 PM
All of last year's Super Star Baseball Card sets from Korea are now in the system:

2014 KBO Super Star Baseball
2014 KBO Super Star Baseball Season 2
2014 KBO Super Star Baseball Season 3
2014 KBO Super Star Baseball Blue Edition

For all you speculators of Asian players, Jung-Ho Kang's first cards are in Season 2.