Sunday, February 12, 2017

1999 Teleca samples

I love when stuff like this happens. While searching for 1999 Teleca (테레카) singles to buy I also came across these gems and had to buy what I could. I don't know if an entire sample set was released but I found of eleven of them so perhaps we can presume so? Nothing was different on the front of the cards.



What I found interesting was one of the samples had "스포즈서울" (SportsSeoul) on the back of one. So I am unsure if an entire set was released with this stamping.



Friday, February 10, 2017

2016-17 SMG Ntreev Super Star Black Edition

Like the Gold edition before it, the Black edition has some similarities, so let's start with the layout.  The layout of the set remains the same.

001-018 (SS) Superstar
019-063 (AS) All-Star
064-113 (N/GN) Normal/Gold Normal
114-133 (SP) Super Piece
134-143 (SD) Super Dual
144-357 (SA) Super Autograph
358-371 (SC) Super

The card pull order possibilities for packs is as follows:
normal, gold normal, all-star square parallel, base all-star
normal, gold normal, all-star wave parallel, auto
normal, gold normal, all-star wave paralle, superstar
normal, relic

So after reviewing my box break videos, the rare all-star wave paralells will be packed with the autos and superstars.

Normal (N) & Gold Normal (GN)
The similarities start with the normal and gold normal cards, which I feel should have been either changed or not produced again. Do we need to see the same card with a gold frame around it? The difference isn't flashy enough for me to really care. It's more of a chore seeing those cards back to back when you open packs. I also do not care for the new look of these cards. I don't mind the team color coding but the design leaves more to be desired. I pulled 19-20 Normal and Gold Normal from each box.


Normal (N)

Gold Normal (GN)

Back


Superstar (SS)
The superstar cards are same in number and kick off the set at card #001. This is a much different look form the Gold version and I'm always one for changing a look with each set. These SS cards also have different serials. In his last year, Seung-Yeop Lee starts off the set.


Seung-Yeop Lee (#SBCBK-001-SS)

back


All-Star (AS)
Along with the increased relics and autos, the All-Star cards have a change as well.  This time around the creators have gone back to an oldie.  The base All-Star card is the same as the original from the 2014 Superstar Baseball Card Season One set.

All Star base
All Star Squares parallel
All Star Waves parallel


There are still three variations of All-Star cards. The (1) base, (2) a new, square parallel, and the (3) wave parallel, the last of which was introduced in the Gold edition. The wave parallel is the rarest of the three, whereas the sparkle was the rarest in the Gold edition set. I loved the sparkle parallel and wish they would have used it again. From my three boxes, I pulled 19-20 All-Star parallel cards, always getting two waves and the remainder, squares. Each box also gives 17-18 base All-Star cards.


2014 Season One All Star

2016 Black Edition All Star


Above is a comparison of the background used in the All Stars for the 2014 Superstar Season One and the Black Edition.

Relics/Game Used and Autographs (SD SA SP)
In my three boxes I pulled five hits which were three autos and two relics. Each of my autos were of /10 and relics of /40. In this set, cards #114-#371 are relics or autos.



The single-piece game used jerseys are numbered #114-#133. The duals are numbered #134-#143. I am unsure if all the single-piece relics are serial'd to /40. Don't know the dual-piece serials.



The autographed cards are numbered #144-#357 !! That's 213 autographs! Some teams have as many as 30 guys signing. I believe all autos are serial'd to /10.

My Thoughts on the set
As mentioned before, I'm not a huge fan of the GN normal parallel but I do like that the gold frame on this version is a hologram, whereas the Gold Edition GN were gold without any kind of reflection.

I enjoyed the addition of the Square parallels to this set but would have preferred the Sparkles over the Waves for the rare all-stars. I also like the re-use of the original All-Star look from the 2014 set.

This set has even more autos and relics than the Gold. So those who love chasing and/or buying hits, this set is for you.

Because I'm more of a Korean set and Lee Seung-yeop collector, I will be more interested in completing the set (minus relics and autos) and trading those hits for any Lee cards. And being me, I look forward to enjoying the scanning, cropping and uploading of this set to tradingcarddb.com. I uploaded this set here.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Research on foreigners who played in the KBO

Recently I decided to try and make a complete list foreigners who have graced the baseball diamonds of Korea. I must say at times it was interesting to read where these guys have been before coming to, and leaving from, Korea. When you're looking at years of players coming and going from the KBO, thing like what countries they are from, how old they were when they arrived, how they performed and how long they stayed become interesting, at least for me. I have also added this information to the menu under "KBO Foreigners."


Tyrone Woods

Yamaico Navarro

Dustin Nippert

I used baseball-reference.com to piece together a majority of the research and the occasional online article that might have mentioned a name or two I didn't see on B-R's website. To date, I have found 316 foreign (non-Korean) players. This includes the new players who have signed with teams for the 2017 season.

If you happen to know any players who are missing from this list or see a discrepancy, please email me at dan.skrezyna@gmail.com or leave a comment on this post and I will add them to the list. For the updated list, go here.




Foreign players with KBO experience
Player Country 1stYr Team Span Total Yrs
Anderson, Mike USA 1998 LG 1998-1999 2
Baker, Scott USA 1998 Samsung 1998 1
Brady, Doug USA 1998 Lotte 1998 1
Busch, Mike USA 1998 Hanwha 1998 1
Chimelis, Joel USA 1998 Hanwha 1998 1
Coolbaugh, Scott USA 1998 Hyundai 1998 1
Hare, Shawn USA 1998 Haitai 1998 1
Parra, Jose Dominican Rep. 1998 Samsung, Hyundai 1998, 2002 2
Tanaka, Minoru Japan 1998 Samsung, Ssangbangwool, OB, Doosan 1994-20007
Woods, Tyrone USA 1998 Doosan 1998-2002 4
Bowers, Brent USA 1999 Hyundai 1999 1
Briggs, Stoney USA 1999 Haitai 1999 1
Caceres, Eddie (Edgar)Venezuela 1999 Doosan 1999 1
Canale, George USA 1999 Hyundai 1999 1
Dattolla, Kevin USA 1999 LG 1999 1
Davis, Jay USA 1999 Hanwha 1999-2002, 2004-2006 6
Felix, Junior Dominican Rep. 1999 LG 1999 1
Giron, Emiliano Dominican Rep. 1999 Lotte, Hanwha 1999-2001, 2003 4
Guilfoyle, Mike USA 1999 Lotte 1999 1
Hall, Billy USA 1999 Samsung 1999 1
Jose, Felix Dominican Rep. 1999 Lotte 1999, 2001, 2006-2007 4
Pearson, Eddie USA 1999 Hyundai 1999 1
Rohrmeier, Dan USA 1999 Hanwha 1999-2001 3
Sanders, Tracy USA 1999 Haitai 1999 1
Smith, Bubba (Charles)USA 1999 Samsung, LG 1999-2001 3
Viano, Jake USA 1999 Ssangbangwool 1999 1
Bass, Jayson USA 2000 Haitai 2000 1
Brinkley, Darryl USA 2000 Hyundai 2000 1
Brito, Tilson Dominican Rep.2000 SK, Samsung 2000-2004 5
Carpenter, Bubba (Charles) USA 2000 Hyundai 2000 1
Cole, Victor Russia 2000 SK, Doosan 2000-2002 3
Cookson, Brent USA 2000 LG 2000, 2003 2
Farmer, Mike USA 2000 Doosan 2000-2001 2
Franco, Julio Dominican Rep.2000 Samsung 2000 1
Garcia, Mike USA 2000 Samsung 2000 1
Harriger, Denny USA 2000 LG 2000-2001 2
Horne, Tyrone USA 2000 SK 2000 1
Meulens, Hensley USA 2000 SK 2000 1
Mitchell, Keith USA 2000 Haitai 2000 1
Pozo, Arquimedez Dominican Rep.2000 Haitai 2000 1
Pulliam, Harvey USA 2000 SK 2000 1
Quinlan, Tom USA 2000 Hyundai, LG 2000-2002 3
Tatum, Jim USA 2000 LG 2000 1
Tavarez, Jesus Dominican Rep.2000 Haitai 2000-2001 2
White, Derrick USA 2000 Lotte 2000 1
Willims, Eddie USA 2000 Hyundai 2000 1
Wood, Ted USA 2000 Lotte 2000 1
Baerga, Carlos Puerto Rico 2001 Samsung 2001 1
Bennett, Shayne Australia 2001 Doosan 2001 1
Chavez, Carlos USA 2001 Hanwha 2001 1
Davis, Ray USA 2001 Lotte 2001 1
de Los Santos, Luis Dominican Rep. 2001 Kia 2001 1
Evans, Dave USA 2001 Hanwha 2001 1
Galvez, Balvino Dominican Rep. 2001 Samsung 2001 1
Hernandez, Fernando Dominican Rep. 2001 SK 2001-2002 2
Herrera, Jose Dominican Rep. 2001 SK, Lotte 2001-2002 2
Janzen, Marty USA 2001 Kia 2001 1
Leese, Brandon USA 2001 Hanwha 2001 1
Lewis, Richie USA 2001 Kia 2001 1
Linton, Doug USA 2001 LG 2001 1
Martinez, Manny Dominican Rep. 2001 Samsung, LG 2001-2003 3
Neel, Troy USA 2001 Doosan 2001 1
Nunez, Jose Dominican Rep. 2001 Hanwha 2001 1
Phillips, J.R. USA 2001 Hyundai 2001 1
Rath, Gary USA 2001 Kia, Doosan 2001-2002, 2004, 20084
Rivera, Ben Dominican Rep. 2001 Samsung 2001 1
Taylor, Gary USA 2001 Hyundai 2001 1
Torres, Salomon Dominican Rep. 2001 Samsung 2001 1
Valdez, Efrain Dominican Rep. 2001 LG 2001 1
Warren, Brian USA 2001 Hanwha 2001 1
Winston, Darrin USA 2001 Hanwha 2001 1
Yan, Julian Dominican Rep. 2001 Lotte 2001 1
Berroa, Geronimo Dominican Rep. 2002 Lotte 2002 1
Elvira, Narcisco Mexico 2002 Samsung 2002-2003 2
Franklin, Micah USA 2002 Hyundai 2002-2003 2
Garcia, Amaury Dominican Rep. 2002 Hanwha 2002 1
Hatcher, Chris USA 2002 Lotte 2002 1
Inglin, Jeff USA 2002 SK 2002 1
Keppen, Jeff USA 2002 LG 2002 1
Kiefer, Mark USA 2002 Kia, Doosan 2002-2004 3
Magee, Bo (Daniel) USA 2002 SK, Lotte 2002 1
Manzanillo, Ravelo Dominican Rep. 2002 LG 2002 1
Newson, Warren USA 2002 Kia 2002 1
Parra, Jose Dominican Rep. 2002 Hanwha 2002 1
Patrick, Bronswell USA 2002 Samsung 2002 1
Paul, Corey USA 2002 Hyundai 2002 1
Pemberton, Rudy USA 2002 Kia 2002 1
Picota, Len Panama 2002 Hanwha 2002-2003 2
Rios, Danny Spain 2002 Kia, Doosan 2002-2007 6
Ruffin, Johnny USA 2002 SK 2002 1
Torres, Melqui Dominican Rep. 2002 Hyundai 2002 1
Veras, Dario Dominican Rep. 2002 Hyundai 2002 1
Alcantara, Israel Dominican Rep. 2003 LG, Doosan 2003-2004 2
Bowers, Shane USA 2003 Hyundai 2003 1
Brumbaugh, Cliff USA 2003 Hyundai, Woori 2003-2004, 2007-20095
Coolbaugh, Mike USA 2003 Doosan 2003 1
Diaz, Eddy Venezuela 2003 SK, Hanwha 2003-2004 2
Encarnacion, Mario Dominican Rep. 2003 Lotte 2003-2004 2
Estrada, Horacio Venezuela 2003 Hanwha 2003 1
Glynn, Ryan USA 2003 Samsung 2003 1
Iriki, Satoshi Japan 2003 Doosan 2003 1
Johnson, Mike USA 2003 Kia, SK 2003, 2005, 2009 3
Mejia, Roberto Dominican Rep. 2003 Hanwha 2003 1
Perez, Robert Venezuela 2003 Lotte 2003-2004, 2007 3
Rodriguez, Boi Puerto Rico 2003 Lotte 2003 1
Smith, Travis USA 2003 SK 2003 1
Cabrera, Jose Dominican Rep. 2004 SK, Lotte 2004-2007 4
Cooper, Brian USA 2004 LG 2004 1
Fyhrie, Mike USA 2004 Hyundai 2004 1
Hodges, Kevin USA 2004 Samsung 2004 1
Hurtado, Edwin Venezuela 2004 LG 2004 1
Jackson, Ryan USA 2004 Lotte 2004-2005 2
Lopez, Mendy Dominican Rep. 2004 Samsung 2004 1
Manon, Julio Dominican Rep. 2004 Kia 2004 1
Martin, Al USA 2004 LG 2004 1
O'Leary, Troy USA 2004 Samsung 2004 1
Pena, Angel Dominican Rep. 2004 Hanwha 2004 1
Callaway, Mickey USA 2005 Hyundai 2005-2007 3
Chiavacci, Ron USA 2005 SK 2005 1
Collier, Lou USA 2005 LG, Hanwha 2005-2006 2
Cruz, Nelson Dominican Rep. 2005 SK 2005 1
Greisinger, Seth USA 2005 Kia 2005-2006 2
Hackman, Luther USA 2005 Samsung 2005 1
Harikkala, Tim USA 2005 Samsung, LG 2005-2007 3
Mateo, Ruben Dominican Rep. 2005 Hanwha 2005 1
Pellow, Kit USA 2005 Lotte 2005 1
Randel, Matt USA 2005 Doosan 2005-2008 4
Sanchez, Jesus Dominican Rep. 2005 SK 2005 1
Smith, Chuck USA 2005 Doosan 2005 1
Smith, Mark USA 2005 Hanwha 2005 1
Sutton, Larry USA 2005 Hyundai, Kia 2005-2007 3
Vargas, Martin Dominican Rep. 2005 Samsung 2005 1
Walrond, Les USA 2005 LG, Doosan 2005, 2010 2
Baerlocher, Ryan USA 2006 LG 2006 1
Brown, Jamie USA 2006 Samsung, LG 2006-2008 3
Carlyle, Buddy USA 2006 LG 2006 1
Cervenak, Mike USA 2006 Kia 2006 1
Gall, John USA 2006 Lotte 2006 1
Myrow, Brian USA 2006 Lotte 2006 1
Pickering, Calvin USA 2006 SK 2006 1
Serrano, Jimmy USA 2006 SK 2006 1
Shiotani, Kazuhiko Japan 2006 SK 2006 1
Bowers, Cedric USA 2007 Hanwha 2007 1
Cruz, Jacob USA 2007 Hanwha, Samsung 2007-2008 2
Etherton, Seth USA 2007 Kia 2007 1
Oxspring, Chris Australia 2007 LG, Lotte, KT 2007-2008, 2013-20155
Rayborn, Kenny USA 2007 SK 2007-2008 2
Rios, Eddie Venezuela 2007 Lotte 2007 1
Romano, Mike USA 2007 SK 2007 1
Scobie, Jason USA 2007 Kia, Woori 2007-2008 2
Valdes, Pedro Puerto Rico 2007 LG 2007 1
Wilson, Kris USA 2007 Samsung 2007 1
Clark, Doug USA 2008 Hanwha, Woori, Nexen2008-2010 3
Cubillan, Darwin Venezuela 2008 SK 2008 1
Cortes, David Mexico 2008 Lotte 2008 1
Davis, Kane USA 2008 Kia 2008 1
Ennis, John USA 2008 Samsung 2008 1
Garcia, Karim Mexico 2008 Lotte, Hanwha 2008-2011 4
Lehr, Justin USA 2008 Doosan 2008 1
Lima, Jose Dominican Rep. 2008 Kia 2008 1
McLeary, Marty USA 2008 Lotte 2008 1
Obermueller, Wes USA 2008 Samsung 2008 1
Petagine, Roberto Venezuela 2008 LG 2008-2009 2
Ray, Ken USA 2008 SK 2008 1
Shearn, Tom USA 2008 Samsung 2008 1
Takatsu, Shingo Japan 2008 Woori 2008 1
Thomas, Brad USA 2008 Hanwha 2008-2009 2
Valdez, Wilson Dominican Rep. 2008 Kia 2008 1
Yan, Esteban Dominican Rep. 2008 SK 2008 1
Adkins, Jon USA 2009 Lotte 2009 1
Lopez, Aquilino Dominican Rep. 2009 Kia, SK 2009-2012 4
Bauer, Rick USA 2009 LG 2009 1
Cedeno, Juan Dominican Rep. 2009 Doosan 2009 1
Cruceta, Francisco Dominican Rep. 2009 Samsung 2009-2010 2
Diaz, Victor Dominican Rep. 2009 Hanwha 2009 1
Glover, Gary USA 2009 SK 2009-2011 3
Guttormson, Rick USA 2009 Kia 2009 1
Hernandez, Runelvys Dominican Rep. 2009 Samsung 2009 1
Johnson, Jeremy USA 2009 LG 2009 1
Junge, Eric USA 2009 Hanwha 2009 1
Kadokura, Ken Japan 2009 SK, Samsung 2009-2011 3
Knight, Brandon USA 2009 Samsung, Nexen 2009-2013 5
Nitkowski, C.J. USA 2009 SK, Doosan, Nexen 2009-2010 2
Ohara, Heishu Japan 2009 Hanwha 2009 1
Watson, Matt USA 2009 Doosan 2009 1
Bueno, Francisley Cuba 2010 Hanwha 2010 1
Burnside, Adrian Australia 2010 Nexen 2010 1
Capellan, Jose Dominican Rep. 2010 Hanwha 2010 1
Colon, Roman Dominican Rep. 2010 Kia 2010 1
DePaula, Julio Dominican Rep. 2010 Hanwha 2010-2011 2
Dumatrait, Phil USA 2010 LG 2010 1
Gonzalez, Edgar Mexico 2010 LG 2010 1
Jiminez, Kelvin Dominican Rep. 2010 Doosan 2010 1
Okamoto, Shinya Japan 2010 LG 2010 1
Redding, Tim USA 2010 Samsung 2010 1
Alridge, Cory USA 2011 Nexen 2011 1
Bautista, Denny Dominican Rep. 2011 Hanwha 2011-2013 3
Blackley, Travis Australia 2011 Kia 2011 1
Bootcheck, Chris USA 2011 Lotte 2011 1
Corey, Bryan USA 2011 Lotte 2011 1
Garko, Ryan USA 2011 Samsung 2011 1
Germano, Justin USA 2011 Samsung, KT 2011, 2015 2
Gordon, Brian USA 2011 SK, Samsung 2011-2012 2
Jukich, Ben USA 2011 LG 2011-2013 3
Liz, Radhames Dominican Rep. 2011 LG 2011-2013 3
Magrane, Jim USA 2011 SK 2011 1
Mathis, Doug USA 2011 Samsung 2011 1
Nieve, Fernando Venezuela 2011 Doosan 2011 1
Nippert, Dustin USA 2011 Doosan 2011-2016 6
Perez, Oneli Dominican Rep. 2011 Hanwha 2011 1
Sadowski, Ryan USA 2011 Lotte 2011-2013 3
Bass, Brian USA 2012 Hanwha 2012 1
Bush, Dave USA 2012 SK 2012 1
Henn, Sean USA 2012 Hanwha 2012 1
Lerew, Anthony USA 2012 Kia 2012-2013 2
Proctor, Scott USA 2012 Doosan 2012 1
Ramirez, Horacio USA 2012 Kia 2012 1
Santiago, Mario Puerto Rico 2012 SK 2012 1
Sosa, Henry Dominican Rep. 2012 Kia, Nexen, LG 2012-2017 5
Talbot, Mitch USA 2012 Samsung, Hanwha 2012, 2015 2
Van Hekken, Andy USA 2012 Nexen 2012-2016 5
Youman, Shane USA 2012 Lotte, Hanwha 2012-2015 1
Below, Duane USA 2013 Kia 2013 1
Caridad, Esmailin Dominican Rep. 2013 Samsung 2013 1
Eveland, Dana USA 2013 Hanwha 2013 1
Hacker, Eric USA 2013 NC 2013-2017 5
Hankins, Derek USA 2013 Doosan 2013 1
Olson, Garrett USA 2013 Doosan 2013 1
Rodriguez, Aneury USA 2013 Samsung 2013 1
Reyes, Jo Jo USA 2013 SK 2013-2014 2
Seddon, Chris USA 2013 SK 2013, 2015-2016 3
Shirek, Charles USA 2013 NC 2013-2015 3
van den Hurk, Ric Netherlands 2013 Samsung 2013-2014 2
Wilk, Adam USA 2013 NC 2013 1
Albers, Andrew Canada 2014 Hanwha 2014 1
Asencio, Jairo Dominican Rep. 2014 Kia 2014 1
Banwart, Travis USA 2014 SK, KT 2014-2016 3
Bell, Josh USA 2014 LG 2014 1
Cantu, Jorge USA 2014 Doosan 2014 1
Clay, Caleb USA 2014 Hanwha 2014 1
Houlton, D.J. USA 2014 Kia 2014 1
Jiminez, Luis Antonio Venezuela 2014 Lotte 2014 1
Martin, J.D. USA 2014 Samsung 2014 1
Maya, Yunesky Cuba 2014 Doosan 2014-2015 2
Navarro, Yamaico Dominican Rep. 2014 Samsung 2014-2015 2
Pie, Felix Dominican Rep. 2014 Hanwha 2014 1
Pill, Brett USA 2014 Kia 2014-2016 3
Riordan, Cory USA 2014 LG, Nexen 2014 1
Rottino, Vinny USA 2014 Nexen 2014 1
Scott, Luke USA 2014 SK 2014 1
Snyder, Brad USA 2014 LG, Nexen 2014-2015 2
Tatusko, Ryan USA 2014 Hanwha 2014 1
Teaford, Everett USA 2014 LG, Nexen 2014 1
Thomas, Justin USA 2014 Kia 2014 1
Thames, Eric USA 2014 NC 2014-2016 3
Volstad, Chris USA 2014 Doosan 2014 1
Weber, Thad USA 2014 NC 2014 1
Wolf, Ross USA 2014 SK 2014 1
Adduci, Jim Canada 2015 Lotte 2015-2016 2
Brown, Andrew USA 2015 SK 2015 1
Cloyd, Tyler USA 2015 Samsung 2015 1
Feierabend, Ryan USA 2015 Nexen, KT 2015-2016 2
Figaro, Alfredo Dominican Rep. 2015 Samsung 2015 1
Fox, Jake USA 2015 Hanwha 2015 1
Harrell, Lucas USA 2015 LG 2015 1
Humber, Phillip USA 2015 Kia 2015 1
Irwin, Phil USA 2015 KT 2015 1
Jimenez, Luis Domingo Dominican Rep. 2015 LG 2015-2017 3
Lindblom, Josh USA 2015 Lotte 2015-2016 2
Lutz, Zach USA 2015 Doosan 2015 1
Marte, Andy Dominican Rep. 2015 KT 2015-2016 2
Meek, Evan USA 2015 Kia 2015 1
Merrill, Kelly USA 2015 SK 2015-2017 3
Morgan, Nyjer USA 2015 Hanwha 2015 1
Raley, Brooks USA 2015 Lotte 2015-2016 2
Rogers, Esmil Dominican Rep. 2015 Hanwha 2015-2016 2
Romero, Deibinson Dominican Rep. 2015 Doosan 2015 1
Sisco, Andy USA 2015 KT 2015 1
Stewart, Zach USA 2015 NC 2015-2016 2
Stinson, Josh USA 2015 Kia 2015 1
Swarzak, Anthony USA 2015 Doosan 2015 1
Baldiris, Aarom Venezuela 2016 Samsung 2016 1
Balester, Collin USA 2016 Samsung 2016 1
Bowden, Michael USA 2016 Doosan 2016-2017 2
Castillo, Fabio Dominican Rep. 2016 Hanwha 2016 1
Coello, Robert USA 2016 Nexen 2016 1
Copeland, Scott USA 2016 LG 2016 1
Dorn, Danny USA 2015 Nexen 2016 1
Evans, Nick USA 2016 Doosan 2016 1
Flande, Yohan Dominican Rep. 2016 Samsung 2016 1
Gomez, Hector Dominican Rep. 2016 SK 2016 1
Huff, David USA 2016 LG 2016-2017 2
Lara, Braulio Dominican Rep. 2016 SK 2016 1
Leon, Arnold Mexico 2016 Samsung 2016 1
Lowey, Josh USA 2016 KT 2016 1
Maestri, Alex Italy 2016 Hanwha 2016 1
Marimon, Sugar Ray Columbia 2016 KT 2016 1
Maxwell, Justin USA 2016 Lotte 2016 1
McGregor, Scott USA 2016 Nexen 2016 1
Noesi, Hector Dominican Rep. 2016 Kia 2016 1
Pino, Johan Venezuela 2016 KT 2016 1
Rosario, Wilin Dominican Rep. 2016 Hanwha 2016 1
Spruill, Zeke USA 2016 Kia 2016 1
Surkamp, Eric USA 2016 Hanwha 2016 1
Webster, Allen USA 2016 Samsung 2016 1
Bernadina, Roger Curacao 2017 Kia 2017 1
Dean, Pat USA 2017 Kia 2017 1
Diamond, Scott Canada 2017 SK 2017 1
Markel, Parker USA 2017 Lotte 2017 1
Monell, Johnny USA 2017 KT 2017 1
O'Sullivan, Sean USA 2017 Nexen 2017 1
Ranaudo, Anthony USA 2017 Samsung 2017 1
Roach, Donn USA 2017 KT 2017 1
Scruggs, Xavier USA 2017 NC 2017 1
Worth, Danny USA 2017 SK 2017 1
Country# Players
USA206
Dominican Rep.66
Venezuela12
Japan7
Mexico5
Australia4
Puerto Rico4
Canada3
Cuba2
Columbia1
Curacao1
Italy1
Netherlands1
Panama1
Russia1
Spain1
16316


© 2017 Korean Cardboard

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

2014 Ntreev Duael Super Star Season One - Big Star

This was the first set I collected after moving to Korea in Jan 2014. I had bought a box or two and then searched for more information online and was thrilled to have found Dave's Japanese Baseball Cards blog and we discussed the set and have been buddies since.

At first I didn't think much of this set but it's become sentimental with my time here and I've come to like it more, especially the usage of the silver foil used in the short-printed Big Star cards. Admittedly, the card distribution for this set and others was rough and I'm still short a single card to complete the full set (#108). I had to trade for some of these Big Star cards.

The Big Star cards, which have the card number and name in silver instead of the base yellow, totaled 18 in the set, two per team. Card #016 is Hyun-Soo Kim's (김현수) first, non-team issued rookie card. Since this is the only league set released since the unauthorized 2010 Trading Card Set, this set will have rookies of many players, including Choi Hyoung-Woo (최형우), formerly of the Samsung Lions, now Kia Tigers.

I have uploaded the set to the Trading Card Database here.


#002 Hyoung-Woo Choi


#009 Sung-Hwan Yoon


#016 Hyun-Soo Kim


#024 Hee-Gwan Yoo


#037 Dong-Hyun Lee


#038 Jung-Geun Bong


#044 Taek-Geun Lee


#051 Sung-Lak Song


#058 Joon-Woo Jun


#065 Sung-Joon Song


#072 Jung-Gwan Park


#079 Hee-Sang Yoon


#085 Chang-Min Mo


#093 Jae-Hak Lee


#100 Jong-Kil Shin


#107 Hyun-Jong Yang


#115 Jin-Haeng Choi


#121 Chang-Sik Song