Sumo Trading Cards - 2023 series 1
Imported from Japan. These Sumo Trading Cards are based on the November, 2022 tournament rankings and were issued January, 2023. This is the first series of Sumo Trading Cards for 2023. Each pack contains 6 random cards. The complete set has all 42 top division (Makuuchi) wrestlers, 28 second division (Juryo) wrestlers, 1 new Juryo wrestler, 5 up and comers, 8 Smile! cards, and 6 Veteran cards for a base set total of 90.
There are also a variety of different autographed cards. One is included randomly across every few boxes (20 packs per box for a total of 120 cards per box). Autographs in this series include Daieisho, Tobizaru, Daishoho, Daiamami, Tamawashi, Kotoshoho, Tsurugisho, Endo, Kotoeko, Kotonowaka, and Oho.
Most of the text on the cards is in Japanese, however, the wrestler's English language name is also on the card for those of us who don't speak Japanese.
The sole Yokozuna for this series is Terunofuji.
Ozeki are Takakeisho and Shodai.
Sekiwake are Wakatakakage, Hoshoryu, and Mitakeumi.
Komusubi are Tamawashi, Kiribayama, Tobizaru, and Daieisho.
You can find a list of all the wrestlers here in English and Japanese.
As a bonus, we include Ultra Pro clear card sleeves to protect your cards. If you do not wish to receive card sleeves please add the No Sleeves item to your cart.
Once again we will be offering a limited number of Full Base Sets. Each Full Base Set contains all cards numbered 1 through 90 already removed from the package and inserted into protective sleeves. Will not include any autograph or special insert cards nor include the box. Empty boxes will be available separately for those who collect boxes. This Full Base Set option is for those who want all of the base set cards without having to trade.