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 Archives 1987 Future Stars Masahiro Tanaka Retail Only Insert
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2014 topps gypsy queen Masahiro Tanaka mini rookie card
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Masahiro Tanaka 2014 Donruss Series 2 Rated RC Stat Line #11 24
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2014 Topps Red Foil 661 Masahiro Tanaka RC Parallel Series 2 NM MINT
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2014 Topps Allen & Ginter New York Yankees Team Set With SP Masahiro Tanaka
$16.00
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2014 Bowman Masahiro Tanaka 3 Rookie Card Lot! IN HAND! International
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2014 Donruss Series 2 Jose Abreu Masahiro Tanaka Face 2 Face 950 999 Elite #1
$8.50
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2010 BBM Japan #258 Masahiro Tanaka BECKETT 10 Yankees 175 Million!! Cy Young?
$14.99
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2012 BBM Japan #E88 Masahiro Tanaka BGS 9.5 GEM Yankees 175 Million-Cy Young?
$24.99
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2014 Topps Allen & Ginter Cleveland National Mini Set Masahiro Tanaka RC YANKEES
$8.08
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14' Topp Finest Baseball "MASAHIRO TANAKA FINEST MOMENTS" NEW YORK YANKEES #1..
$9.99
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2014 Topps Finest COMPLETE 100 CARD BASE SET w Jose Abreu, Masahiro Tanaka RC
$26.99
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2014 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini MASAHIRO TANAKA YANKEES National Redemption NSCC
$59.99
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2013 Topps Tribute WBC Masahiro Tanaka RC YANKEES HOT
$9.99
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2009 Topps Chrome Masahiro Tanaka (wbc) #w37 PSA 10 Gem Mint
$259.00
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2014 Topps Gold border Masahiro Tanaka #661 (#1048 2014)
$10.00
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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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