Saturday, February 7, 2015

The Birth of the Modern Japanese Baseball Card Hobby Presented by NPBCardGuy

An excellent journalistic effort by NPBCardGuy can be found at the Japanese Baseball Card Blog.
He provides a great look at the beginnings of BBM through a first-hand interview and further research.  Also very interesting information about how the late-80's baseball card boom in the U.S. influenced the creation of BBM cards and influenced Calbee and the other established card-makers at that time.
Great work, I encourage everyone to check it out.


NPB Card Guy said...

Hey thanks for the plug! Glad you liked the post.

MoeyoCD said...

Thanks for putting it together, looked like a lot of work. I would have never guessed that the beginnings of BBM would have been influenced so much by Americans, much less by ones kind of out of the card making industry.