The thing I like about the Japanese BBM company is that it does a wide variety of card sets giving the collector a good range of products to choose from. Last year, BBM released the Masterpiece Set which is a multi-sport set covering former athletes with a mix of insert cards. One pack contains 5 cards with a 128 cards in the base set. Insert-Card wise, there are 18 Glorious 3D Insert Cards, 18 Stay Gold Cards, 18 Superstar Cards, and 18 Sparkling Hero cards along with a variety of horizontally and vertically oriented autograph cards. This was a big hit with collectors and packs are hard to find these days on the secondary market. I managed to come across a handful....let's open one up to see what I got.
Card #126: Koji Gushiken - The 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist and budding "Superstar"
Card #118: Eri Yamada - Another Olympian who helped her team win Gold in 2008.
Card #076: Koji Murofushi - This half-Japanese, half-Romanian athlete took home medals in the 2004 and 2012 Olympics in the Hammer Throw.
Card #115: Yukio Motoki - A Japanese Rugby player from the early 1990s. I don't think horizontal stripes make him look any less badass
Card #009: Kazuhiko Ushijima - This former baseball player shown here in the Lotte Marines uniform.....unfortunately, the Marines struggled throughout the 1990s.