1976 Yamakatsu All Japan Pro Wrestling Trading Cards (Yamakatsu)

Base Set (40 cards)
Background Varations: Blue (B), Green (G), Pink (P), Yellow (Y)
Winner Stamp Backs (WS)
___ 1 – The Destroyer
___ 1 – The Destroyer (G)
___ 1 – The Destroyer (WS)
___ 2 – Junior Rikidozan
___ 3 – Jumbo Tsuruta
___ 4 – The Destroyer
___ 4 – The Destroyer (G)
___ 5 – Giant Baba
___ 6 – Giant Baba
___ 6 – Giant Baba (WS)
___ 7 – Dory Funk Jr.
___ 7 – Dory Funk Jr. (B)
___ 8 – Mil Mascaras
___ 9 – Anton Geesink
___ 10 – Thunder Sugiyama
___ 11 – Jumbo Tsuruta
___ 12 – Samson Kutsuwada
___ 12 – Samson Kutsuwada (B)
___ 12 – Samson Kutsuwada (WS)
___ 13 –┬áJack Brisco
___ 13 –┬áJack Brisco (WS)
___ 14 – Terry Funk
___ 14 – Terry Funk (G)
___ 15 – Giant Baba
___ 16 – The Destroyer
___ 16 – The Destroyer (B)
___ 17 – Giant Baba
___ 18 – Dory Funk Jr.
___ 18 – Dory Funk Jr. (B)
___ 19 – Mil Mascaras
___ 19 – Mil Mascaras (G)
___ 20 – Mil Mascaras
___ 21 – Harley Race
___ 21 – Harley Race (B)
___ 22 – Mr. Wrestling
___ 22 – Mr. Wrestling (B)
___ 23 – Jumbo Tsuruta
___ 24 – Mil Mascaras
___ 24 – Mil Mascaras (G)
___ 25 – Jumbo Tsuruta
___ 25 – Jumbo Tsuruta (Y)
___ 26 – Pedro Morales
___ 26 – Pedro Morales (B)
___ 27 – Giant Baba
___ 28 – Sheik
___ 28 – Sheik (B)
___ 29 – Anton Geesink
___ 30 – Dory Funk Jr.
___ 30 – Dory Funk Jr. (P)
___ 31 – Terry Funk
___ 32 – Jack Brisco
___ 32 – Jack Brisco (WS)
___ 33 – The Destroyer
___ 34 – Mr. Wrestling
___ 34 – Mr. Wrestling (B)
___ 35 – Jack Brisco
___ 35 – Jack Brisco (Y)
___ 36 – Abdullah The Butcher
___ 36 – Abdullah The Butcher (B)
___ 37 – Mil Mascaras
___ 38 – Dory Funk Jr.
___ 38 – Dory Funk Jr. (B)
___ 39 – Giant Baba
___ 39 – Giant Baba (G)
___ 39 – Giant Baba (WS)
___ 40 – Harley Race

4 OFFICIAL TRADING CARD ALBUMS
___ Album 1
___ Album 2
___ Album 3
___ Album 4

RELEASE INFORMATION:

– Japanese mini cards.

– Each card measure approximately 5 cm (width) x 6.7 cm (height) + -0.05 cm variance, which was the standard size for Japanese mini cards.

– Box contained 50 packs with 1 card per pack. Packs were made of a thick paper stapled shut rather than sealed like a traditional trading card pack.

– Each box also contained 3 “Winner Cards.” There was usually a total of 6 different “Winner Cards.” “Winner Cards” were random base cards containing a gold foil stamp on the back, which signified an individual had won 1 of 4 trading card albums released with the set. 3 of 4 trading card albums also came in the box. Like other cards, “Winner Cards” were packaged in their own thick paper envelope and in a separate plastic bag.

– 40 card set was issued at the end of 1974 to promote the wrestlers of New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) promotion. NJPW was founded in 1972 by Antonio Inoki and by 1974 there were numerous foreign wrestlers wrestling for NJPW. In this set is an early card of Andre the Giant. There are also numerous cards of Antonio Inoki throughout this set.

– Variations of cards have been found with different colored backgrounds. Colors include [BLUE], [GREEN], [NATURAL], & [VIOLET]. Natural is the common background color.

– Information provided by the book, Guide to 1970s and 1980s Japanese Mini Cards written by Ryan Laughton.

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