I also managed to make some progress on one more project that came to a screeching halt nearly two years ago.
Japan, like any country, has it's fair share of perverts as evidenced by the vast number of weird fetish porn it's produced. Japan is also a place that loves trading cards. So somewhere along the line somebody came along and decided to print attractive women on cards. Fast forward to today there are close to a dozen different sets released every year from telephone cards to gaming cards to ordinary trading cards that move quite a lot of units. Sex sells, forsooth. Now some of those sets are focused on one person. That person is usually an "idol" or at the very least some sort of model (fashion, swimwear, etc...).
Anyway I would go into more detail about those sets but unfortunately I don't have the will-power to do so. Plus I need to get this post back on track.
You all remember this particular lady right? She was laying down half-naked in my banner a few weeks ago before I switched it to the less-hot mess you see today.
Well in Japan she's a pretty popular model/actress/singer. I'd write out her name but I don't want people who google searched her to come here. Besides, you can see her name clearly written on the cards I'm going to show. Anyway she's so popular/attractive that she has SIX different trading card sets devoted entirely to her. She's not a part of six different sets like Benchwarmers, she's the sole subject of six different sets. All with base cards, short prints, autographs, relics, the works.
I picked up this relic card of her during the waning days of October on eBay (of all places). It's a piece of cloth that was once part of a get-up she wore when they were taking photographs for the base cards.
This is from her third set (released by a company called Produce in 2010), which was actually the first box of an idol card set I ever picked up. I couldn't help it, the store gave me a discount and it was right when my penis was still telling my brain what to do (actually it still does that). My "hit" was one of the relics in this subset and ever since then I've slowly been building it. Out of the eleven cards in this relic set I had managed to obtain eight of them pretty quickly but had trouble finding the remaining three and I gave up. Two years later in another country, I found one.
Hopefully I'll be able to find the other two and complete the set one day but until then, I'll just wait and see what happens. At the very least I've witnessed that anything can happen first-hand now.
As always thanks for stopping by and take care :).