Tuesday, May 17, 2016


Before we go full Cub with the rest of the week, I am going to share my latest Cardinals card which I picked up last week.  I am trusting that the title on this post says Albert Pujols.  It's the first time I have put a title on a post and had to trust others to check my work in another language.  Here is the front of my newest Pujols card.....

The front of the card looks like a fairly ordinary 2002 Topps Albert Pujols card, but the back of the card tells a much different story.  The title of the post is at the top of the scan....

This is actually a Kanebo card from Japan.  Note the brand marking in the bottom right hand corner.  Kanebo was a long running baseball card manufacturer in Japan who produced a set of 2002 Topps cards that were sold in across the county.  I have been working on picking up some of the Cardinals cards from this set, started awhile ago, and the Pujols card is the most important card in the group.  I picked this card up in a trade, but I have seen them frequently on Ebay and COMC.


  1. Sweet card. It's a shame they didn't produce any of my favorite players (outside of Ichiro). I've targeted Ichiro on eBay and as soon as an affordable copy pops up, I'll add it to my collection.

    1. I would love to find a Ray Lankford card like this. He's a Padre, but he's my biggest player collection.