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Some German Flea Market Finds
It has taken a little while to adjust German life, but it has been the most difficult having my new sumo card supply dwindle this while we make the transition.  I have been filling some of my time, though, browsing German Flea Markets.  I hit up another one...

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German Advertising and Collectable Cards - Koberich's Catalogs
Since moving to Germany, I've had a lull in importing Japanese sumo cards so I have been keeping myself occupied with German cards.  Hopefully, everyone will find some interest in these as they are quite a fascinating piece of collecting.  Doing research, I...

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Former Maegashira Yamamotoyama makes a slight comeback.....in a music video.
About 8 years ago there was a young Japanese sumo wrestling sensation named Yamamotoyama (YMY for short).  YMY was the heaviest Japanese-born wrestler in sumo history so he caused somewhat of a stir during his quick rise to the top division.  His 215 kilogr...

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German Flea Market Find #1: Olympic Cards
Welcome from Germany....land of lots of beer, nice cars, and a great culture!  I managed to make it out and about this past weekend to one of the local German flea markets and found these German Olympic cards....I have no idea what sets they are from, but t...

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Stuttgart Germany, here we come.....off the grid for a few weeks.
I'll be taking a break from blogging for a few weeks as we pack up the house and head over to Stuttgart, Germany.  Once we get settled, I'll hopefully have some cool new German cards to share along with some new sumo cards on their way over from Japan.  Che...

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Japanese BBM Baseball/Sumo Wrestling Crossover Cards
In Japan, sumo wrestling and baseball have been interlocked in a decades-long battle for popularity supremacy.  In the 1930s, sumo reigned king...after World War 2 it was baseball that carried the torch.  In the mid 1950s, sumo took hold until the 1960s whe...

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2017 Japanese BBM B.League Basketball High Five Set
A few weeks ago, BBM released a boxed set of B.League basketball cards that included players from both the B1 and B2 levels of the league...the set is called High Five.  Because of the inclusion of the B2 teams we now get cards from teams such as the Fukush...

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2017 Japanese B.League Basketball Champions - Tochigi Brex!
Congrats to the 2017 Japanese B. League Basketball Champions...the Tochigi Brex and my man Yuta Tabuse!!  Whoop. They beat the Toshiba Brave Thunder 85-79.  Here is the 12-minute highlight reel from the game .  They had a nice 4th-quarter comeback for sure....

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Sumo Menko and Card Checklist Book - Fourth Edition is here!
I finally found the time to get all the edits made and new sets inserted into my book in order to print a Fourth Edition.  Lots of new sets and checklists in this edition and dozens of new color photos.  All in all, there is about 40 new pages of content ov...

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2008 Japanese BBM Osaki Handball Team Cards
That's right, we are looking at official licensed handball team cards from 2008.  This particular set has 22 cards in it...21 base cards and 1 special autograph card.  For ~$8, I couldn't pass this up to take a look and see what wonders lie within for the 2...
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