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

70 BEST RC AU MASAHIRO TANAKA 2007 BBM Edition Premium ROOKIE AUTO CARD 07 HERO
$3,999.95

#d 20 HOLY GRAIL AU RC MASAHIRO TANAKA 2007 BBM Premium ROOKIE AUTO CARD 07 HERO
$8,999.95

Lot (2) 2014 Bowman MASAHIRO TANAKA New York Yankees RC
$5.50

MASAHIRO TANAKA 2014 TOPPS DEBUTS IN MLB BLACK BORDER ROOKIE RC CARD #18 63!
$35.00

2015 Topps Chrome Exclusive PINK Refractor Masahiro Tanaka New York Yankees #68
$5.00

2014 Panini National Convention VIP Only #4 Masahiro Tanaka P Yankees RC Promo N
$15.95

Masahiro Tanaka RC Future Stars Die Cut Insert 2014 Topps Stadium Club Yankees
$6.99

2009 Masahiro Tanaka Bowman Chrome WBC Prospects... Graded BGS 9.5 Gem Mint
$43.99

Masahiro Tanaka RC 2014 Topps Triple Threads #86 Emerald Green Parallel 125 250
$9.99

Yankees Masahiro Tanaka Baseball Card Set 6 cards New York rival Yu Darvish MLB
$13.00

MASAHIRO TANAKA, 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini A&G Back Rookie RC #235 Yankees
$9.99

2014 Bowman BLUE PAPER PARALLEL Masahiro Tanaka RC 384 500 Yankees
$19.99

2014 Bowman SILVER ICE REFRACTOR Masahiro Tanaka RC Yankees
$19.99

Masahiro Tanaka 2014 Bowman Rookie Card Gem Mt 10
$15.00

So cool !! 2008 Masahiro Tanaka auto 60 Kanji
$1,500.00

2014 Topps Chrome Masahiro Tanaka #10 RC Rookie PGA Gem 10
$5.99
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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 and can be found onGoogle+.

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