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 DONRUSS ELITE DOMINATOR RC INSERT MASAHIRO TANAKA 999
$9.99

Masahiro Tanaka 2014 Panini National VIP Gold Pack Red Rookie RC Card 200 *T40
$9.95

2014 Bowman Chrome Masahiro Tanaka Mini
$6.95

2009 Bowman Chrome Masahiro Tanaka WBC Blue Refractor RC (# 150) BGS 9 MINT
$69.99

MASAHIRO TANAKA 2014 TOPPS TRIPLE THREADS #41 AMETHYST ROOKIE RC #045 325 AC4642
$7.99

2014 Panini Prizm #185 Masahiro Tanaka RC - NM-MT
$5.00

2014 Panini Prizm #185- Masahiro Tanaka Rookie Card! PSA MINT 9!
$24.99

MASAHIRO TANAKA 2014 Topps Chrome Orange Refractors #10 YANKEES INSERT
$8.99

2014 Topps Mini #661 Masahiro Tanaka RC - NM-MT
$12.00

(5) 2014 Masahiro Tanaka Die-Cut, Topps Chrome, 2X Cutting Edge, Ginter RC Lot
$5.99

2014 Topps Mini Masahiro Tanaka Rookie Magenta Printing Plate Graded 8.5
$45.00

Masahiro Tanaka 2014 Rookie Refractor Lot
$7.99

Masahiro Tanaka RC 2014 Bowman Rookie #88 New York NY Yankees NYY Golden Eagles
$6.99

Masahiro Tanaka 2014 Topps Chrome Baseball Refractor RC-PSA 10
$16.99

2014 SBAY SUPER BREAK MASAHIRO TANAKA 1 1 SKETCH CARD FREEMAN YANKEES
$20.00

2015 Topps Heritage Chrome xxx 999 Lot of 2 - Masahiro Tanaka & Billy Hamilton
$10.00
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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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