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 Yankees 5x7 1955 Design Masahiro Tanaka ROOKIE #74 99 MINT Very Rare
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MASAHIRO TANAKA 2014 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor #14 50 RC Yankees
$39.99
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2014 TOPPS CHROME PURPLE REFRACTOR #10 MASAHIRO TANAKA YANKEES
$19.99
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2014 Finest Sterling Refractor MASAHIRO TANAKA
$5.99
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2014 Triple Threads Masahiro Tanaka ( NEW YORK YANKEES ) JERSEY Rookie RC 36
$79.99
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2014 Panini Prizm Next Era #19 Masahiro Tanaka New York Yankees Rookie - NM-MT
$6.25
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2014 Bowman Platinum MASAHIRO TANAKA AUTO PATCH DIE CUT RELIC REDEMP HOT PACK
$10.95
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2014 Topps Chrome Masahiro Tanaka Orange Refractor #10 RC *Yankees
$6.99
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2014 DONRUSS #206 MASAHIRO TANAKA DIAMOND KINGS ROOKIE RC - N.Y. YANKEES, 092814
$8.95
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2014 Topps Triple Threads Amethyst #41 Masahiro Tanaka 187 325 New York Yankees
$11.25
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2014 Topps Triple Threads Emerald #41 Masahiro Tanaka 215 250 New York Yankees
$11.25
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2007 BBM #700 Masahiro Tanaka RC BGS 9.5+BGS 10 PRISTINE Yankees 175 Million
$69.99
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2014 Topps Archives Masahiro Tanaka Future Stars RC #87F-MT *Yankees
$7.99
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MASAHIRO TANAKA 2014 IMMACULATE ROOKIE PRIME 3-COLOR JERSEY 07 10 YANKEES
$259.99
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65 PATCH RC MASAHIRO TANAKA 2008 Bowman Sterling WBC ROOKIE JSY CARD 08 YANKEES
$799.95
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20 AU RC MASAHIRO TANAKA 2012 BBM Genesis Ball Card Edition ROOKIE AUTO CARD 12
$2,999.95
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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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