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 Masahiro Tanaka 10 Card Rc Lot Plus Bonus Card
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Japanese Baseball BBM Card 192 Set 1996~ Masahiro Tanaka Rakuten Golden Eagles
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Yankees Masahiro Tanaka WORLD RECORD MEMORIAL Official Stamp Collection NY MLB
$120.00
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Masahiro Tanaka BANDAI OWNERS LEAGUE 2010 Baseball Cards Rakuten Eagles Yankees
$16.00
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Masahiro Tanaka BANDAI OWNERS LEAGUE 2011 Baseball Cards Rakuten Eagles Yankees
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MASAHIRO TANAKA 2014 TOPPS FINEST WARRIORS RC & 3 MORE ROOKIE CARDS
$5.56
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2014 BOWMAN PLATINUM #77 MASAHIRO TANAKA ROOKIE RC NEW YORK YANKEES
$5.99
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2014 Bowman Bowman Scout Mini Masahiro Tanaka BM-NYY2 Yankees
$5.00
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Masahiro Tanaka Rookie 2014 Red White Blue Prizm Refractor # 185
$8.99
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Masahiro Tanaka RC 2014 Panini Prizm ROOKIE SP #185 BGS 8.5 NM-MT+ Yankees
$24.99
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2014 SBAY SKETCH CARD MASAHIRO TANAKA 1 1, ARTIST AUTO BRENT NAUGHTON
$17.99
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2014 Finest Masahiro Tanaka Gold #'d 16 25 Die-Cut Warriors FW-MT
$49.99
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2014 Topps Chrome - MASAHIRO TANAKA, Rookie REFRACTOR Die-Cut #CC-MTA, Yankees!
$7.99
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2014 GYPSY QUEEN #346 MASAHIRO TANAKA "MINI" ROOKIE RC, NEW YORK YANKEES, 062414
$10.75
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2009 09 BOWMAN CHROME SET #BCW30 WBC World Baseball Classic MASAHIRO TANAKA RC
$24.99
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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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  1. how rare are these?

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