Work has been busy for me of late and I am finding it harder and harder to spend time on my sumo wrestling card hobby. When I do, though, I try and maximize my time with cataloguing a set or two before my bedtime calls...as is the case with this set. This set is a new one for me and the first time I have seen this print style on a sumo menko card. From 1956, this set has a shiny silver printing technique for the front. It doesn't show well in the scans, but this set uses a black ink printed on this shiny silver paper that is then affixed to a thin piece of cardboard. The fact that I have only seen these 4 menko cards in all my years of collecting must mean they are extremely rare and it appears very few have survived today. I only recognize a few of the wrestlers, but some of the photos have been used in other sets. Right now I am going to catalogue it as the BB5612 Set - 1956 Silver Fronts. It might be another 20 years before I find any more of these, but I'm glad I can document this little piece of history.