It is hard to believe another year has passed and BBM's annual sumo set has arrived at the doorstep again. This year's format hasn't changed since 2015 with a 90-card base set and a 10-card autograph insert set. These inserts have usually fallen 1 card per 2-3 boxes, but I am not an autograph chaser so as long as I can get close to a base set I will be happy. The main "drama" with this year's set is the retirement of Yokozuna Harumafuji due to an abuse scandal. He was forced to retire at the beginning of December so BBM had to scramble to erase all memories of him from this 2018 set since they were probably in the final stages of production. Consequently, there are only 69 rikishi cards along with 31 other subset cards. I am not sure which new subset cards they had to add due to his removal, but I'm sure it wouldn't have been trivial. I won't post all the cards I pulled, just some of the more memorable ones.
post about yukata from the 1960s and the cards they included with the fabric. Compared to the 1960s, the fabrics these days are very colorful!
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