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

2014 Panini Donruss Silver Season Stat Line #206 Masahiro Tanaka 24 Card 0f8
$15.25

MASAHIRO TANAKA 2016 PANINI IMMACULATE 3 CASE GRAB BAG 24X BREAK
$8.50

2015 Topps Tribute Relics Orange #TR-MT Masahiro Tanaka 75 New York Yankees 1q7
$9.25

2015 Topps Gold #142 Masahiro Tanaka 2015 New York Yankees Baseball Card 2l3
$6.25

2014 Panini Classics Classic Combos Jerseys #30 Yu Darvish Masahiro Tanaka 0a6
$20.00

2016 ALLEN & GINTER MASAHIRO TANAKA MINI HAND NUMBERED BASEBALL CARD #8 25 RARE
$19.99

2015 Topps Allen & Ginter Masahiro Tanaka #350 PSA 10 GEM MINT
$5.99

Masahiro Tanaka #88 Yu Darvish Bowman #50 Rookie Cards Graded Gem Mint 10 RC
$5.99

2014 Panini Classics Stars of Summer Jerseys Memorabilia #20 Masahiro Tanaka 0f8
$12.25

2014 Masahiro Tanaka Topps Gypsy Queen #346 SP RC New York Yankees
$18.71

2014 Topps Triple Threads Emerald #41 Masahiro Tanaka 250 New York Yankees 2l3
$20.25

2014 Don Russ Masahiro Tanaka Short Print RC Card 201B Japanese Version BV $120
$19.99

2016 Panini Donruss Jersey Kings JK-MA Masahiro Tanaka New York Yankees Card 0f8
$5.23

2016 Topps Heritage Chrome Purple Hot Box Refractor #THC-436 Masahiro Tanaka 3c2
$6.05

2015 Topps High Tek #HT-MTA Waves Masahiro Tanaka 99 New York Yankees Card 0f8
$10.23

2016 Topps Heritage Chrome Purple Hot Box Refractor #THC-436 Masahiro Tanaka 4t6
$8.25
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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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