Monday, April 16, 2018
JMC 1 Mr. Baseball NST Cards
I just picked up a lot of cards from the 1975 NST Mr. Baseball set. This is another one of my forays into oddball sets from the 70s, which I absolutely love.
According to Dave these were part of a 288 card set in honor of Shigeo Nagashima, who had retired a couple years earlier. I got 14 of the cards, all pictured above. The cards are about the same size (though a bit narrower) as Calbee cards of the era. The backs are blank so they are basically just little photo cards with white borders. They aren't as appealing as the Calbees of the era, at least to me, but they are still kind of neat. Being blank backed a full set must be a real chore to put together so I think I'll avoid trying that monster for now!