Friday, August 31, 2018

2018 Daewoo Media SCC set review

Daewoo Media has released their newest set, 2018 SCC. The boxes cost W23,900 ($22) and come with 30 5-card packs. You can buy the boxes here, Gmarket. Unfortunately the shipping will be $20-$25 via EMS. So expect to pay about $40-$45 shipped for a box.



This set is slightly different from their 2017 set. This set consists of 253 cards in total, the last 13 being autos (I believe all to be /10). This time around, the set does not have duplicate numbers for players but a straight 1-253 consecutively numbered set. The cards were ordered by the way the teams finished during the 2017 season, with Kia being first for winning the Korean Series. Each team has 24 cards.

Each player has one card and the various types of cards are mixed throughout the set and teams. I uploaded the set checklist and images, here 2018 Daewoo Media SCC.

This set includes the usual inserts but this time they have added a hologram card, perhaps the prettiest I've seen of Korean cards. The scans don't do this card justice. I will try to take a phone photo of the card in its glory. The number of each type of card is in parenthesis next to the card heading. All of the facsimile auto cards are horizontal. The worst part of this set is that they used a logo for the back with no statistics or photos of the player, like in the 2014 Duael Ntreev sets. But at least that makes it easier (less time) to scan these cards.


NORMAL (100)

Kyung-Chan Moon

Ji-Hyuk Ryu

Seung-Min Koo


RARE (45)

Ja-Wook Koo

Sung-Bum Na

Hyoung-Woo Choi


The "rare" inserts are the same as in the 2017 set. I wish they would have put some of the star players used on these on the "holo" inserts instead, like in the case of Ja-Wook Koo.


HOLO (43)

Yung-Soo Bae

Yung-Pyo Ko

Sung-Hwan Yoo


These are the prettiest cards in the set. I especially love the closer portraits that have a likeness to the All Star cards from the 2014 Duael Ntreev Super Star Season Two set (below).



FACSIMILE AUTO (43)

Jong-Hoon Park


Chang-Mo Koo


Soo-Haeng Cho


ROOKIE (9)

Baek-Ho Kang

Bin Kwak

Seung-Chul Yoo


There are nine (9) rookies in this set but NC and SK have none, Lotte has two and the remaining teams have one each. Baek-Ho Kang of the KT Wiz is the big, star rookie this year.

BACK


This set is the first set I didn't buy boxes for when building a set. I bought the set outright from a Korean friend who bought a case or more of these boxes.



WHERE TO BUY & VIEW:

2017 SCC boxes ($60-$65 shipped) can be bought here
2017 SCC checklist here

2018 SCC boxes ($40-$45 shipped) can be bought here
2018 SCC checklist here

2018 SCC KBO stickers (~$30 shipped) can be bought here
2018 SCC KBO stickers checklist here

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Lee submission received by PSA

My submission was received on 8/1/18 by PSA. It included 128 Seung-Yeop Lee cards and 1 Min-Ho Kang /10 auto card. I feel a vast majority should be 9s and 10s (as I received them from Japan) but who knows. I do know some aren't perfect, like relic cards with snowy corners. I wanted to have all of his cards slabbed for the registry and most will be POP 1s, so I am excited about that. A friend even suggested that I contact the Samsung Lions to display them at a later date, if I ever receive them in hand. Samsung had a tribute to Lee after he retired after the 2017 season so I have a feeling they would pass on the idea simply because the tribute already happened.

I am working on another sub that I need to mail off by the end of the month to get the 50-card sub pricing, which is rumored to end this month. The 50-card sub would include more Lees, other Korean rookies, and some of my PCs like Mattingly, Buehrle and knuckleballers for a friends collection. I am also trying to purchase some of the 1999 Teleca sub-set rookies for Lee as well as a few other cards of his that I was missing.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Lee Seung-yuop submission - Part 3

Lee decided to return home after the 2011 season. He came back to a juggernaught Samsung Lions team that would go onto win three more championships during his time. I do not know of any 2012 or 2013 Korean released cards aside from Doosan's team issued sets so Lee's cards start up again in 2014. I'm putting all his post-Japan cards in this one post and under one heading.

2014-2017 Samsung Lions (28 cards)


2014 Ntreev Duael Super Star Season 2
#SBC02-004

2015 SMG Ntreev Baseball's Best Players
Hell's Fireball Clear Card #PA01-SA001

2015 SMG Ntreev Super Star Gold Edition #SBC1502-201-AS

2014 Ntreev Duael Super Star Season 2 #SBC02-004
2014 Ntreev Duael Super Star #SBCBE-080-SC
2014 Ntreev Duael Super Star Season 2 All-Star #SBC02-004-AS
2014-15 Ntreev Duael Superstar Blue Edition #SBCBE-080-SC
2014-15 Ntreev Duael Superstar Blue Edition #SBCBE-129-AS
2014-15 Ntreev Duael Superstar Blue Edition #SBCBE-142-AS
2014-15 Ntreev Duael Superstar Blue Edition #SBCBE-146-GN
2015 Ntreev Duael Super Star Season 1 #SBC1501-112-N
2015 SMG Ntreev Baseball's Best Players Hell's Fireball #PA01-SA001
2015 SMG Ntreev Baseball's Best Players Hell's Fireball Clear Card #PA01-SA001
2015 SMG Ntreev Baseball's Best Players Hell's Fireball Gold Signature #PA01-SA001
2015 SMG Ntreev Super Star Gold Edition #SBC1502-201-AS
2015 SMG Ntreev Super Star Season 2 Stickers #NNO
2015-16 SMG Ntreev Samsung Lions Collection #SBC16SA-001-SS
2015-16 SMG Ntreev Samsung Lions Collection Super Stick #SBC16SA-060-ST
2015-16 SMG Ntreev Super Star Gold Edition #SBCGE-005-SS
2015-16 SMG Ntreev Super Star Gold Edition #SBCGE-043-AS
2015-16 SMG Ntreev Super Star Gold Edition - All Star Sparkle Parallel #SBCGE-043-AS
2015-16 SMG Ntreev Super Star Gold Edition - All Star Waves Parallel #SBCGE-043-AS
2016 SMG Ntreev Baseball's Best Players Forever Ace #SA002
2016 SMG Ntreev Baseball's Best Players Forever Ace Gold Kira #SA002
2016-17 SMG Ntreev Superstar Black Edition #SBCBK-001-SS
2017 Samsung Lions Blue Stars Bingo Player Cards #36
2017 Samsung Lions Seung-yuop Lee HR Best 5 #NNO
2017 Samsung Lions Seung-yuop Lee HR Best 5 #NNO
2017 Samsung Lions Seung-yuop Lee HR Best 5 #NNO
2017 Samsung Lions Seung-yuop Lee HR Best 5 #NNO
2017 Samsung Lions Seung-yuop Lee HR Best 5 #NNO

Friday, June 29, 2018

Lee Seung-yuop submission - Part 2

After nine seasons in the KBO, Lee decided to take his talents to Japan where he would play for eight years (2004-2011) and for three teams (Chiba Lotte, Yomiuri, Orix). The main Japanese card manufacturers during this span were BBM, Calbee, Konami and team issued cards. Of these, to my knowledge, BBM is the only one to have released autographed and relic cards which are pretty cool. Especially the ball relics.

2004 - Chiba Lotte Marines (16 cards)

2004 BBM #SM13
2004 Calbee #98
2004 Konami Prime Nine #PN04T1-153


2004 BBM Cut Off Piece: Ball

2004 BBM #558
2004 BBM #113
2004 BBM Promotion #P4
2004 BBM Marines #M46
2004 BBM Marines #MP10
2004 BBM Marines Soul of Marines #SM13
2004 BBM Marines New Comer #M71
2004 BBM Opening Game #OB4
2004 BBM Opening Game Parallel #OB4
2004 BBM Touch the Game #046
2004 BBM New Comer #NC4
2004 BBM SCM #37
2004 BBM Cut Off Piece: Ball #B12
2004 Calbee #098
2004 Calbee Opening Game #OP-2
2004 Konami Prime Nine #PN04T1-153
2004 Konami Prime Nine #PN04TE-182


2005 - Chiba Lotte Marines (15 cards)

2005 BBM #621
2005 Calbee #100
2005 Konami Prime Nine #PN05B1-160

2005 BBM #149
2005 BBM #621
2005 BBM #763
2005 BBM Chiba Lotte Marines #M046
2005 BBM Chiba Lotte Marines #M093
2005 BBM Chiba Lotte Marines Takumi #21
2005 BBM Chiba Lotte Marines Takumi #35
2005 BBM Nippon Series #18
2005 BBM Nippon Series #57
2005 BBM Touch the Game #047
2005 BBM Touch the Game #148
2005 Calbee #100
2005 Calbee All-Stars #AS-09
2005 Konami Prime Nine #PN05B1-160
2005 Konami Prime Nine #PN05B1-160 Sparkle Parallel /99


2006 - Yomiuri Giants (21 cards)


2006 BBM #382

2006 Calbee Starcard #S-46

2006 Konami #P06-150

2006 BBM #382
2006 BBM #683
2006 BBM #747
2006 BBM #A59
2006 BBM Touch the Game #129
2006 BBM Yomiuri Giants #G049
2006 BBM Yomiuri Giants #G082
2006 BBM Yomiuri Giants #G105
2006 BBM Yomiuri Giants Giant Step #GN16
2006 BBM Yomiuri Giants Giant Step #GN16 Parallel
2006 BBM Yomiuri Giants Ball Cards #B32
2006 BBM Yomiuri Giants Memorabilia Cards #M14
2006 Calbee #183
2006 Calbee #278
2006 Calbee Batting Leaders #BL-11
2006 Calbee Opening Game #OP-22
2006 Calbee Star Card #S-46
2006 Calbee Star Card #S-46 Wave
2006 Calbee Star Card #S-46 Gold Signatures
2006 Konami Powerful Baseball #P06-150
2006 Yomiuri Giants Phone Card #NNO


2007 - Yomiuri Giants (18 cards)


2007 BBM The Climax Yomiuri Giants #G19

2007 BBM Yomiuri Giants Photo Cards #GP13

2007 Calbee Opening Game #OP-20

2007 BBM #343
2007 BBM Light Kira #343
2007 BBM #649
2007 BBM Home Run Chronicle #45
2007 BBM The Climax Yomiuri Giants #G19
2007 BBM Yomiuri Giants #G064
2007 BBM Yomiuri Giants #G064 Parallel
2007 BBM Yomiuri Giants #G105
2007 BBM Yomiuri Giants Memorabilia Cards #GM2
2007 BBM Yomiuri Giants Photo Cards #GP13
2007 BBM Yomiuri Giants Starting Lineup #GSL3
2007 Calbee #196
2007 Calbee #303
2007 Calbee Opening Game #OP-20
2007 Calbee Sluggers #SL-10
2007 Calbee The Record #TR-10
2007 Calbee Top Players #TP-20 2007 Yomiuri Giants Jersey Card #NNO
2007 Yomiuri Giants Champions Phone Card #NNO


2008 - Yomiuri Giants (10 cards)


2008 BBM #23

2008 BBM Yomiuri Giants #G107

2008 Calbee #007

2008 BBM #23 (MISSING FROM STACK)
2008 BBM Yomiuri Giants #G049
2008 BBM Yomiuri Giants #G107
2008 BBM Yomiuri Giants #G100
2008 BBM Nippon Series #S48
2008 BBM Chiba Lotte Marines Season 40 #80
2008 Calbee #007
2008 Calbee Opening Game #OP02
2008 Calbee #TS-01
2008 Yomiuri Giants Giants Pride Phone Card


2009 - Yomiuri Giants (13 cards)


2009 BBM Yomiuri Giants Expression #11

2009 BBM Yomiuri Giants Giants Pride #G103

2009 BBM #655

2009 BBM #238
2009 BBM #655
2009 BBM Exciting Road #13
2009 BBM Yomiuri Giants #G046
2009 BBM Yomiuri Giants Parallel #G046
2009 BBM Yomiuri Giants Gold Signature #G046
2009 BBM Yomiuri Giants Giants Pride #G103
2009 BBM Yomiuri Giants Giants Pride #G103 Parallel
2009 BBM Yomiuri Giants Expression #11
2009 BBM Yomiuri Giants Memorabilia Cards #GM5
2009 Calbee #161
2009 Calbee Home Run Top 10 #HT-14
2009 Yomiuri Giants Giants Pride #NNO
2009 Yomiuri Giants Champions #NNO


2010 - Yomiuri Giants (5 cards)


2010 BBM Yomiuri Giants #G047 Foil Parallel

2010 BBM #019

2010 Baseball Trading Card Game

2010 BBM #019
2010 BBM Yomiuri Giants #G047
2010 BBM Yomiuri Giants #G047 Foil Parallel
2010 BBM Yomiuri Giants #G126
2010 Baseball Trading Card Game


2011 - Orix Buffaloes (9 cards)


2011 BBM #123

2011 BBM Legend of B's #12

2011 BBM Orix Buffaloes #BS75

2011 BBM #123
2011 BBM #537
2011 BBM Legend of B's #12
2011 BBM Orix Buffaloes #BS45 (MISSING FROM STACK)
2011 BBM Orix Buffaloes #BS75
2011 BBM Marines 20th Season #BS95
2011 BBM Back to Hankyu Braves #75
2011 BBM Memorabilia Cards #BSM2
2011 Calbee #101



2013 - Chiba Lotte Marines (3 cards)


2013 BBM Legendary Foreigners 2 Deep Impact #66

2013 BBM Legendary Foreigners 2 Deep Impact Silver Signature #66

2013 BBM Legendary Foreigners 2 Deep Impact Gold Signature #66

2013 BBM Legendary Foreigners 2 Deep Impact #66
2013 BBM Legendary Foreigners 2 Deep Impact Silver Signature #66
2013 BBM Legendary Foreigners 2 Deep Impact Gold Signature #66

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Lee Seung-yuop submission - Part 1

This post has kind of come out of nowhere. I wasn't planning to write it. I haven't been to the U.S. for two years but I will be going for summer vacation on July 25th and I'll be there for two weeks (yes, short but that's what I get for summer vacation) through Aug 10th. I will be visiting family in Boston, Chicago, San Diego and Los Angeles. While in Chicago, I'll visit my favorite LCS (Local Card Shop) and pick up supplies to put in my suitcase. They do not sell packs of penny sleeves or cardboard boxes here in Korea and all other supplies (i.e. 9-card pages) cost twice as much. When in San Diego, I will try to get out a PSA submission I've been planning for some time now. That's what this post is about.

For those of you who do not know, I am a huge Lee Seung-yuop collector. He played for the Samsung Lions in the KBO from 1995-2003, and in 2004 went to the NPB for eight years to play for the Chiba-Lotte Marines (2yrs), Yomiuri Giants (5yrs) and Orix Buffaloes (1yr), before returning to the Samsung Lions in 2012 and retiring after the 2017 season. He is a 7-time champion - Chiba-Lotte (2005), Yomiuri Giants (2009) and Samsung (2002, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014). I moved from Chicago to Daegu, Korea in early 2014 and was spoiled with a Samsung championship that year. They lost in the Korean Series the next year to Doosan.

If you look back in my 2016 posts, you will find a PSA submission post I did on some Lee cards. I'll post a few below. I had a great grader for that submission and all but one of the Lee cards came back GEM MT 10. I have been collecting Lee cards pretty much since I arrived in 2014. I didn't know much about him or KBO baseball before arriving, but I quickly became a huge fan. I've taken it upon myself to scan, crop and upload all Korean cards I pick up and it's been fun. The cards I have of Lee I have acquired through box purchases on Gmarket and single cards on Naver cafes (forums). His rookie year was 1995 but I am unaware of all the sets that have been released before my arrival in 2014 but have done a lot of research. One of my colleagues has been in Korea for a long time and he is known for his card collecting prowess and he has been writing a book about card collecting in Korea.



The earliest set I can think of that would have a Lee card is actually the 1998 Pro Stickers set. I think there is also a 1996 sticker set but I have none of those but assume he is in it. I don't have the 1998 sticker either. The 1999 Teleca set, I believe, is his first real rookie CARD. There were also subsets made in 1999 that have other RCs. I do not have the base rookie card, but I do have the 1999 Teleca Diamond Kings #DK-8, 1999 Teleca Kolon Activ #A-11, 1999 Teleca Premium #52, 1999 Teleca All Star 10 Best #S-13 and 1999 Teleca Premium Super Teleca #1. The Teleca Premium and Teleca Premium Super use the same photo and foil appearance.

Four of these (below) will be in my sub, the Super Teleca is over-sized. These five cards are the only pre-Japan cards I have of Lee. I do not know of all the sets released between 1995 (Lee's rookie year) and 2003, before his departure for Japan. Lee does have two card sets that I have seen online but have never purchased, they go for an extreme premium. One is the 1999 Teleca Premium Home Run King set of 14 cards (I call it the Sniper set because that seems to be the name of them) and a 1999 Teleca Seung Yeop Lee Homerun 55 card set that came in a binder and is numbered.


These are the four non-base RCs I will sub.


Part 2 will introduce his Japanese cards. Thanks for reading this far.