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 Rated Rookie Materials Prime #1 Masahiro Tanaka 25!!! - NM-MT
$55.99

2014 Donruss Rated Rookie Materials #1 Masahiro Tanaka 99 - NM-MT
$27.99

Masahiro Tanaka, NYY, Authentic Autographed Ball Card. Mistake spelling on card.
$329.99

Masahiro Tanaka, NY Yankees Rakuten Eagles, BBM 1st Rookie Card 40 (2007)
$39.99

Masahiro Tanaka, NY Yankees Rakuten Eagles, 3 Card Sequence Set (2008)
$6.99

Masahiro Tanaka, NY Yankees Rakuten Eagles, 3 Card Sequence Set (2013)
$6.99

Masahiro Tanaka, NY Yankees Rakuten Eagles, Printed Autograph Card 516 (2012)
$6.99

Masahiro Tanaka, NY Yankees Rakuten Eagles, Printed Autograph Card 138 (2011)
$6.99

Masahiro Tanaka, NY Yankees Rakuten Eagles, Printed Autograph Card 616 (2009)
$6.99

Masahiro Tanaka, NY Yankees Rakuten Eagles, Printed Autograph Card 246 (2013)
$6.99

Masahiro Tanaka, NY Yankees Rakuten Eagles, 2007 Premium Rookie Card (RP42)
$6.99

2015 Topps Museum Collection Blue MASAHIRO TANAKA #20 99 #41 (9860)
$7.00

2015 Topps Heritage Chrome Refractor MASAHIRO TANAKA #185 566 #350 (7143)
$6.00

MASAHIRO TANAKA 2013 TOPPS TRIBUTE WBC #45 ROOKIE RC (BV=$25) AC5040
$12.99

MASAHIRO TANAKA 2013 TOPPS TRIBUTE WBC #45 ROOKIE RC (BV=$25) AC5041
$12.99

MASAHIRO TANAKA 2013 TOPPS TRIBUTE WBC #45 ROOKIE RC (BV=$25) AC5039
$12.99
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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.

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  1. how rare are these?

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