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 Bowman #88 Masahiro Tanaka ROOKIE BECKETT 10 MINT Yankees 175 Million!
$9.99

2014 Bowman Sterling #25 Masahiro Tanaka New York Yankees Baseball Card 0b7
$7.24

2015 Topps Tier One Relics Triple Swatch #TOR-MTA Masahiro Tanaka 25 Card 1o2
$16.25

2014 Topps Chrome Refractor #10 Masahiro Tanaka New York Yankees RC Card 0g9
$6.25

2014 Panini Donruss Elite Turn of the Century #86 Masahiro Tanaka 199 Card 6b4
$6.25

2013 topps tribute wbc #45 MASAHIRO TANAKA new york yankees rookie BGS BCCG 9
$15.00

2014 BOWMAN CHROME MASAHIRO TANAKA NY YANKEES ROOKIE RC GRADED PRISTINE BGS 10
$119.99

2015 Panini Diamond Kings #97 Masahiro Tanaka New York Yankees Baseball Card 2d7
$6.25

2015 Topps Finest Gold Refractor #96 Masahiro Tanaka 50 New York Yankees 4j0
$10.25

2014 Bowman #88 Masahiro Tanaka New York Yankees RC Rookie Baseball Card 2d7
$5.25

2014 Bowman Platinum #89BIB-MTA Masahiro Tanaka New York Yankees Rookie Card 2n6
$8.25

2014 Topps Chrome #10.1 Masahiro Tanaka (English on Back Pitching) RC Card 2d7
$5.25

2014 Bowman Silver Ice #88 Masahiro Tanaka New York Yankees Baseball Card 1j6
$7.25

2014 Topps High Tek American League Gold Diffractor #HT-MTA Masahiro Tanaka 1j7
$20.23

2014 Panini Donruss Elite Inspirations Die-Cut #86 Masahiro Tanaka 82 Card 0c6
$17.25

2015 Topps Allen & Ginter's Mini #350 Masahiro Tanaka New York Yankees Card 2v8
$5.25
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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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