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

Masahiro Tanaka 2014 Topps Series 2 Rookie Card #661 New York Yankees RC
$6.00

2014 Topps Mini Masahiro Tanaka Rookie Card SP BGS 9.5 Gem Mint
$24.99

2014 Topps Allen & Ginter Masahiro Tanaka Rookie BGS 9.5 Gem Mint
$14.99

MASAHIRO TANAKA 2014 PANINI FATHERS DAY ROOKIE # 599 GRADED 9 MINT!!!
$15.00

MASAHIRO TANAKA 2014 PANINI PRIZM NEXT ERA INSERT ROOKIE GRADED 10
$10.00

(33) 2014 Bowman Topps Chrome Finest Prizm Elite MASAHIRO TANAKA RC LOT YANKEES
$24.99

2015 Topps Gypsy Queen Mini Red #143 Masahiro Tanaka 18 50 !! New York Yankees
$12.00

2014 Elite Series Inserts #8 Masahiro Tanaka RC Rookie Card 999
$5.70

2014 Topps Update Masahiro Tanaka RC #US25 Yankees PSA 10 GEM MINT
$11.24

2014 TOPPS CHROME #10 MASAHIRO TANAKA "REFRACTOR" RC, NEW YORK YANKEES, 090714
$10.36

2014 TOPPS CHROME #10 MASAHIRO TANAKA ROOKIE CARD RC, NEW YORK YANKEES, 090714
$7.96

2014 BOWMAN CHROME #BM-NYY2 MASAHIRO TANAKA "MINI REFRACTOR" RC, YANKEES, 030615
$9.56

2014 Bowman Orange Masahiro Tanaka- 115 250
$13.91

2014 Topps MASAHIRO TANAKA RC #661 SP *Rookie Card Variation* Yankees QTY AVAIL
$6.99

2015 ALLEN & GINTER X MASAHIRO TANAKA A&G BACK MINI REAL SHORT PRINT SP CARD 350
$16.49

2016 Topps Heritage Color Swap Masahiro Tanaka
$20.00
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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff. His 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.

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