2014 Donruss Masahiro Tanaka Card Includes Japanese Variation

2014 Donruss Masahiro Tanaka Card Includes Japanese Variation

The Rated Rookie wrapper redemption packs for 2014 Donruss Baseball are showing up in collectors' mailboxes and it turns out there is a surprise variation. Masahiro Tanaka has both an English and a Japanese version.

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By the front, the only difference between the two cards is Tanaka's name at the bottom of the card.

Things are a lot more obvious on the back:

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Panini has not yet announced how rare the 2014 Donruss Masahiro Tanaka Japanese card is in relation to the regular version. However, if the first handful of listings on eBay is an indication, the variation is significantly rarer.

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2014 Topps Finest Masahiro Tanaka Blue Refractor Card #75 # 072 125
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2014 Topps Chrome Refractors #10 Masahiro Tanaka - NM-MT
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Topps Gypsy Queen 2014 Rookie RC Masahiro Tanaka 346
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2014 Topps Archives Masahiro Tanaka Future Stars Card 87F-MT
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2014 Bowman Platinum Top Prospects Die Cut Masahiro Tanaka TP-MT Yankees
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2009 Bowman Chrome Masahiro Tanaka World Baseball Classic RC BCW30
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2014 DONRUSS #235 MASAHIRO TANAKA ROOKIE RC - NEW YORK YANKEES 8312014
$7.15
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Yankees Masahiro Tanaka Autographed Baseball Card Auto Signature Autograph MLB
$145.00
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2014 Bowman Sterling Baseball Hobby 1 Box Masahiro Tanaka EBAY 1 1?? MIKE TROUT?
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$56.00
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2014 Bowman Sterling Baseball Hobby 1 Box Masahiro Tanaka EBAY 1 1?? MIKE TROUT?
$41.00
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2014 Topps Chrome Baseball Base Refractor Card #10 Masahiro Tanaka RC
$9.99
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MASAHIRO TANAKA #201 RC Yankees 2014 National Stamp Panini Donruss Rated Rookie
$12.99
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MASAHIRO TANAKA 2013 HEAT RARE promo limited EDITION card
$69.99
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2014 BOWMAN MASAHIRO TANAKA RC
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10ct Masahiro Tanaka 2014 Panini Father's Day ROOKIE RC Card Lot *R320
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Ryan's collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection. Ryan can be found on Twitter @tradercracks and Google+.

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  1. how rare are these?

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