Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Sadly though to me he will always be the guy whose name should always be romanized in last-name first order as the tactful editors of his English Wikipedia entry chose to do and NOT in the way it is on his 2010 BBM card which just....well, if you are a native English speaker I suppose it is self explanatory.
The trouble he must go through in restaurants in North America when they call his name.... "LEE, my last name is pronounced LEE!"
Again, my apologies for this post.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Exactly 245 Calbee cards, crammed about 4 or 5 into each pocket!
This was an impulse purchase off of Yahoo Japan Auctions. Every once in a while somebody will put a big lot of Calbees up with a low starting bid and I`ll usually give a bid or two to see if I can score a bargain. Most of the time I lose but sometimes I win.
245 cards doesn`t sound like a big lot but when you consider that this represents 245 bags of chips it actually kind of is.
The cards in there spanned the years from 2003 to 2007, with the 2005 set having the most (about half of the total). It included a fair number of the harder to find star cards, which was really nice as often big lots of Calbees like this have those picked out. There were quite a few from the 2004 set, including this Kenji Jojima from his Daiei days:
I don`t usually use these special Calbee albums to store my cards even though I have a few. The main problem is simply that they are too small, you need a few of them to contain a single set. With only four cards per page they aren`t particularly space efficient either.
As for the doubles, if any of you out there are also piecing together Calbee sets and fancy making some trades let me know!