Thursday, November 24, 2016

2000 Teleca '99 Golden Glove set

Teleca produced various sets in 1999 and 2000. A few of the 2000 sets were a review of events during the '99 season. These included the Korea '99 Japan set and the '99 Golden Glove set. The latter set has 10 cards and includes two foreign players, Felix Jose and Dan Rohrmeier. The foreign Korean card pioneer Thomas St. John is credited for the Felix Jose photo on card #GG8.

Like many other Korean sets, I've rarely found them complete and have had to buy cards as singles. At the moment I only have two cards of this set.

GG01Min-Tae ChungHyundai Unicorns
GG02Dong-Soo KimSamsung Lions
GG03Seung-Yeop LeeSamsung Lions
GG04Jung-Tae ParkLotte Giants
GG05Han-Soo KimSamsung Lions
GG06Ji-Hyun YouLG Twins
GG07Byung-Kyu LeeLG Twins
GG08Felix JoseLotte Giants
GG09Soo-Keun JungDoosan Bears
GG10Dan RohrmeierHanwha Eagles

This set, along with many other Korean sets, can be found HERE at the Trading Card Database.

Monday, November 21, 2016

2016 KT Wiz Fanbook and Cards

In 2016, the KT Wiz (Suwon, Korea) released a fanbook with lots of information all about the team which included five random cards. The fanbook costs W15,000 (~$12.50) and can be bought in the team store or their website (잡화 tab). The entire set is 25 cards, which includes four foreigners. The cards come in five colors: red, black, gold, silver and magic and are packaged in a ziplock bag slightly bigger than the cards. Each player only has one card and one color. These cards are also taller and more narrow than your average card. These card numbers were taken from their uniform numbers. NOTE: #12 Sang-Back Um, later changed his jersey number to #12 from #56.

So if you do try to collect the full set of 25 cards, which I may because the two books I bought had no duplicates (10), it will cost you at minimum $75, if you hit no duplicates. If you are able to find others who have duplicates than you may save some money. I have uploaded the set HERE and a video at the bottom of this page.

Here are some of the cards from the set.

Sang-Back Um

Sang-Hyun Kim

Sugar Ray Marimon

Yo-Seop Yoon

Si-Hwan Chang

Sunday, November 20, 2016

2016 SMG Ntreev Baseball's Best Players - Forever Ace (야9짱 영원한) review

2016 brought us a second set issued by SMG Holdings/Ntreev Soft entitled "Forever Ace," 야9짱 영원한. This set is pretty much a photocopy of the first set issued in 2016, "Diamond Winners" 야9짱 금강불괴. The Forever Ace set has 140 cards in all. 100 base cards, 10 per team, and 40 inserts, 4 per team. This time around some players were either removed from the set or the number of their card changed, allowing for different players to be in the set and on the parallels.

The parallels are the same format. The player in the 001 slot takes the Gold Signature and Clear card parallels, the 002 slot takes the Gold Kira and finally the 003 slot takes the Kira. Once again, the back remains the same. The Clear Card, like PA02, is not translucent.

If I had the money to produce these sets, I can't say I'd have the logo back. But as we know, these cards are used in a game so perhaps the back having information wouldn't be useful. I uploaded the complete base set HERE.

Base card

Jae-Il Oh

Bum-Ho Lee


Hyung-Woo Choi

Suk-Min Park

Gold Kira

Byung-Hun Min

Jin-Young Lee

Gold Signature/Auto

Tae-Kyun Kim

Jun-Woo Jeon

Clear Card

Gwang-Hyun Kim

Card Back

Forever Ace ad

Saturday, November 12, 2016

These are some KBO cachets that were released on Oct 7, 2016. I was not able to find any in the post office in Gyeongsan/Hayang. Not sure exactly where they were released. Hoping to find more.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Seung-yeop Lee PSA cards received back

I submitted these Lee Seung-yeop raw cards back in August to PSA when I was visitng my family in the States. I submitted these along with other Don Mattingly and Mark Buehrle cards. I think I got a grader on a good day. I couldn't believe all but one of the Lee's came back as GEM MINT 10.

These are from a promo set but what I didn't realize was that two of the three are unnumbered and the third is numbered #80, which might be a mistake (don't have the cards on-hand).