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

10ct Masahiro Tanaka 2014 Panini Father's Day ROOKIE RC Card Lot *R320
$29.95

10ct Masahiro Tanaka 2014 Panini Father's Day Elite ROOKIE RC Card Lot *R321
$29.95

MASAHIRO TANAKA 2014 Bowman Chrome Rookie Card RC #30A BGS 10 Pristine YANKEES
$75.00

MASAHIRO TANAKA 2014 Finest Rookie Card RC #75 BGS 10 Pristine NEW YORK YANKEES
$75.00

MASAHIRO TANAKA 2014 Bowman '89 Silver Diamond Refractor Rookie Card RC BGS 10
$99.00

Masahiro Tanaka 1 25 1 1 2014 Panini National Wrapper Redemption Cracked Ice RC
$269.99

Masahiro Tanaka 442 449 2014 Panini National Wrapper Rookie RC New York Yankees
$11.69

2014 bowman blue #88 MASAHIRO TANAKA yankees rookie BGS 9.5 (9 9.5 9.5 9.5)
$45.00

2014 bowman #88 MASAHIRO TANAKA yankees rookie BGS 9.5 9.5 9.5 10
$30.00

2014 bowman blue #88 MASAHIRO TANAKA yankees rookie BGS 9.5 (9.5 9 9.5 10)
$48.00

2014 bowman #88 MASAHIRO TANAKA yankees rookie BGS 9.5 (9 9.5 9.5 10)
$26.00

2014 bowman #88 MASAHIRO TANAKA yankees rookie BGS 9 (8.5 9.5 9.5 10)
$12.00

2014 bowman #88 MASAHIRO TANAKA yankees rookie BGS 9.5 (10 9 9.5 10)
$27.00

2013 bbm japan tohoku takuten #e8 MASAHIRO TANAKA yankees rookie BGS 9.5 (pop 2)
$30.00

2011 sports graphic number japan #27 MASAHIRO TANAKA yankees rookie BGS 8.5
$9.00

2014 bowman #88 MASAHIRO TANAKA yankees rookie BGS 9.5 (9.5 9 9.5 10)
$26.00
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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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