Friday, November 17, 2017
2017 Japanese BBM Infinity Multi-Sport Set - Part 1
Infinity. For those that bought the Masterpiece set last year, Infinity falls right in line with that. This set has mostly baseball players (42) along with a variety of other sports including Curling, Speed Skating, Ice Hockey, Pro Wrestling, Tennis, and Badminton to name a few. Some of the players are still active while others have been retired for a while. Most importantly for this blog are the 5 sumo wrestlers that are included in the base set along with a few sprinkled in insert sets. This is an All-Japanese set so you likely won't find many names that you recognize unless you follow a particular Japanese sport. There are 112 cards in the Base Set along with 4 Insert Sets: a 9-card All the Glory set, a 9-card One and Only set, an 18-card Brilliant Athlete set, and a large autograph set. I believe the Brilliant Athlete set also has foil-stamped facsimile parallels in it. Likewise, the One and Only set has holographic parallels #ed to 50.
I bought two of these boxes off of Rakuten and I am going to rip one here and keep the other one for a rainy day. Packs come 20 per box with 5 cards per pack. Let's keep fingers crossed for some sumo cards!
Pack 1: Pro Wrestler Masakatsu Funaki and Horse Jockey Yutaka take make their debut.
Pack 2: A Baseball Heavy Pack
Pack 4: An eclectic pack for sure and I snagged a Brilliant Athlete insert...Naoko Takahashi. Awesome to see a female hockey player too.