16 January 2018

Some 2016 BBM True Heart Autos, and the 2018 Set is Announced!

It's been quite a while since I posted any cards from the BBM True Heart Japanese Women's Pro Wrestling sets. The posts can take quite a while to research and write, so I slack off on them. This one was originally scheduled to go up on April 4th last year, so that shows how long I will put these things off.


These autographs all come from the 2016 version of the True Heart product. Given that there are five of them in this post, I am guessing that this is the result of a box break.

In the upper left is Erin ( えーりん ) , who wrestled from the end of 2012 until the middle of 2016. I don't think she is still active, but I don't know for sure.

The wrestler on the upper left is KAORU, who has been active since a few months before my 5th birthday in 1986.

In the lower left is Miyako Matsumoto ( 松本 都 ), who wrestles for the Ice Ribbon promotion.

On the lower right is Emi Sakura ( さくらえみ ), who founded Ice Ribbon and is credited with training Miyako Matsumoto. She left Ice Ribbon a few years ago, though, and does matches with a lot of different promotions now.


The last autograph is a Cheki or Polaroid photo, signed on the front and numbered on the back. This one features Sawako Shimono ( 下野佐和子 ), who is associated with Pro Wrestling WAVE, but also wrestles frequently for other promotions.

This wasn't a bad group of autographs, although it could be said that you can't really pull a bad group of autographs from these products. It's always nice to pull a Cheki photo, as they are the hardest things to get out of these boxes.


I was pretty excited to see today that pre-orders finally went up for the 2018 True Heart product. It looks to be scheduled for a late February release, with around 150 base cards in the set, and the usual assortment of autographs and cheki photos. I'll probably be ordering at least a few boxes, and I'll post my usual review when I get them.

9 comments:

  1. Awesome. It looks like Mint Mall must get dealer preference as the BBM set isn't even up on BBM's website yet. Looking forward to it!

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    1. Yeah, I am hoping for a little more information over the next month, especially some pictures of the card design for this year and a checklist. Those are things that usually show up on the BBM site.

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    2. BBM just announced on their website that that set is getting released on 23 February.

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    3. Thank you! Hopefully they will post some preview photos soon. This is one of my favorite releases of the year.

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  2. Great stuff. Always impressed with the time and effort these ladies put into their signatures.

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    1. Some of their autographs practically qualify as sketch cards!

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    1. There are plenty of exciting wrestlers in Japan!

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  4. Here we go!

    http://www.sportsclick.jp/products/detail.php?product_id=8952

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