Friday, April 3, 2015
2015 Calbees are here! And the set seems to consist of 2 cards.
And with the new season has come the annual ritual of visiting multiple convenience stores trying to get that first sighting of this year`s Calbee cards. After taking in a few I finally found a 7-11 which had them last week at lunch so I bought a bag and brought it back to my desk at work. I got Yamazaki and Higa.
The next day I bought another bag. I got Yamazaki and Higa.
I wonder what the odds of this happening are. Probably pretty slim. If only I had placed a bet on this happening beforehand, I could probably retire off the winnings.
Anyway, except for getting the exact same pack, which I assume is related to the way Calbee packs these (though it has never happened before to me), I kind of like the new set. They made a slight change to the design this year, the player`s name is in a larger font and in black lettering with a thin white border. While by no means a major change, it actually does give the cards a somewhat bolder look than previous sets with the solid white lettering, so I give them high marks for it.
So I am looking forward to pack #3 and hoping it will have somebody - anybody - other than Yamazaki and Higa (though Ido love the photograph on Yamazaki`s card).