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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Masahiro Tanaka High School Rookie Card - Only Seven Exist - Serial #4 7
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MASAHIRO TANAKA 2014 BOWMAN CHROME ROOKIE BUBBLE REFRACTOR #2 99 YANKEES RARE
$11.28
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2009 Masahiro Tanaka Bowman Chr. WBC Prospects # BCW30 N.Y. Yankees RC - VG
$18.99
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MASAHIRO TANAKA 2014 BOWMAN CHROME BLUE WAVE MINI DIE-CUT REFRACTOR # 99 YANKEES
$13.99
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MASAHIRO TANAKA 2014 ELITE SERIES YANKEES #8 585 999
$13.31
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#48 100 RC MASAHIRO TANAKA 2012 BBM Foil ROOKIE CARD '12 NEW YORK YANKEES NYY AS
$99.95
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2014 Topps Triple Threads Rookie GOLD Patch Relic Masahiro Tanaka # 9 RC
$199.99
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2014 BOWMAN MASAHIRO TANAKA CHROME SCOUT TOP 5 MINI REFRACTOR & BOWMAN ROOKIE
$20.00
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2014 National Convention Exclusive MASAHIRO TANAKA Topps Allen & Ginter MINI RC
$79.99
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MASAHIRO TANAKA 2014 Bowman Rookie Card RC #88 BGS 10 PRISTINE New York YANKEES
$75.00
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2014 Bowman #88 Masahiro Tanaka New York Yankees RC Rookie PSA 10 GEM MINT
$10.50
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2014 Topps Stadium Club Masahiro Tanaka Luminescent Yankees T7B
$7.50
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2009 Bowman Chrome Masahiro Tanaka Xfractor Rookie 250
$21.49
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Masahiro Tanaka 2014 Bowman #88 New York Yankees Rookie GMA 10, Single
$5.99
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MASAHIRO TANAKA 2009 BOWMAN CHROME WBC ORANGE REFRACTOR RC ROOKIE BGS 9 MINT SP
$499.95
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2014 Topps Stadium Club Triumvirates Luminous #T7B Masahiro Tanaka Yankees
$9.99
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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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