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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Only Seven Non-Japanese Players Are Featured in the 2007 Kellogg's Japanese Set

Three of the ten players in the 2007 Kellogg's set from Japan are Japanese players - Iguchi from yesterday's post, Hideki Matsui and Kenji Johjima.  It is quite interesting to see how they chose the other seven players.

Justin Verlander pitched twice in 2005, losing both starts.  In 2006 he was the AL Rookie of the Year with a 17-9 record for the Tigers.  Maybe it says all of that on the back of this card, but I'm going to need to find a translation for all of the text on these cards.

I was surprised to see Kellogg's take a chance on a guy like this, especially when the set is only 10 cards.  More on that after I do some research.  Does he have some connection to Japan?

1 comment:

  1. My guess is Upper Deck chose the seven non Japanese players based on their relative merit and popularity in Major League Baseball at the time - they added the Japanese players so it would mean something to who they were marketing the promotional set towards.