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.

2014 Donruss Masahiro Tanaka 2014 Donruss Masahiro Tanaka Japanese

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:

2014 Donruss Masahiro Tanaka Japanese Back

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.

Top eBay Listings

2014 Bowman Chrome Fire Die-Cut Refractors #FDCMT Masahiro Tanaka - NM-MT+
$5.68

2014 National Treasures Derek Jeter Masahiro Tanaka RC Jersey PINSTRIPE 99
$35.00

2014 Topps High Tek Wave #HTMTA Masahiro Tanaka RC - NM-MT
$6.00

New York Yankees 2014 Bowman 10 Card Team Set Derek Jeter Masahiro Tanaka rookie
$8.99

2015 Topps Future Stars Pin #FS07 Masahiro Tanaka
$19.95

2014 Bowman Chrome Bubbles Refractor Masahiro Tanaka 54 99
$10.49

2014 Panini Immaculate Rookie Jumbo Jersey Masahiro Tanaka 20 99
$8.01

New York Yankees 2014 Topps 22 Card Series 1 and 2 Team Set Masahiro Tanaka plus
$9.99

2015 Gypsy Queen Masahiro Tanaka GAME USED JERSEY 2 color Framed Mini
$10.00

2014 Classics YU DARVISH MASAHIRO TANAKA Dual Jersey 99
$19.99

MASAHIRO TANAKA 2014 PANINI NATIONAL TREASURES ROOKIE 2-CLR PINSTRIPE YANKEES
$8.50

2014 Panini Prizm Masahiro Tanaka Next Era Blue Refractor RC 3 75 #19 Yankees
$29.99

MASAHIRO TANAKA - 2015 Topps Museum Collection QUAD PATCH JERSEY RELIC #25 25
$29.00

2014 Donruss Rated Rookies Materials Masahiro Tanaka #ed 01 99 New York Yankees
$49.99

2014 Bowman Platinum Masahiro Tanaka PSA 10 #CESMT Cutting Edge Stars
$9.99

HOT! 2014 TOPPS HIGH TEK - MASAHIRO TANAKA GOLD SPIRAL BRICKS DIFFRACTOR -24 99!
$8.99
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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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