I recently picked up a ~2500-card lot of assorted BBM Japanese sumo wrestling from 1997-2003 and was taking a gamble on getting anything I needed and filling in some holes. I almost forgot about the shipment as I had it shipped by boat over from Japan which takes about 6-7 weeks. Not too bad, but the box was pretty beat up when it arrived. Fortunately JAUCE did a great job of packing and everything arrived okay including the pounds of BBM cards. Most significantly with this shipment, I was able to complete some base sets and pick up some of the insert cards from these early BBM sets as well. In 2004, BBM stopped putting insert cards in packs and stuck with just base cards in the sets. It was this way until 2013 when signature cards first appeared in the BBM sumo sets and the signature cards have been a staple ever since. So these early insert cards are hard to find needless to say. I normally don't chase insert cards and it was one of the reasons I got out of the hobby originally back in the mid 1990s, but I take an exception to the sumo BBM inserts as there are only a handful per set and I was really chasing more base sets and these happened to be in the auction as well.....bonus. Normally, I wouldn't outright buy the cards at auction. The nice thing about picking up all these cards is I was able to correct some of the checklists in the my book (Sumo Menko and Card Checklist) which will be reflected in the 4th edition that I plan on releasing sometime later this year or early next year. The one downside is that I am left with a fair amount of doubles that I am going to have to unload somehow...hopefully eBay will be kind to me. If anyone wants any give me a holler.....I'll give you a good deal on any that you want. I should have enough material to do about 4-5 posts and will start with the 1997 BBM-Modern set this weekend once I get done sorting everything.