Lami / Idol Cards
Battle Athletess Collection No. 005 Ichino Yanagida (TV)
Lami / Idol Card


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Lami or idol cards are officially released laminated cards that are usually the same size as trading cards. Instead of being released in boxes or packs the way trading cards are, they are usually sold individually or in small sets (such as sets of three).

Cards are usually numbered and dated on the back, which can indicate how many cards are in a released set (for example, if you have card #4 or card D, obviously there are three other cards. However, you won't know if there are cards E, F, etc. unless you've seen or heard of them). Sometimes new sets will pick up where an older set left off on numbering. For example, a set of three cards released in 2007 will be numbered No. 1, 2, and 3 (or A, B, and C). A new set of three cards released in 2008 might then be numbered No. 4, 5, and 6 (or D, E, and F). And depending on printing (there could be numerous print runs of the same cards), the backs may have different colors than the originals.

So now that we've got the history lesson on lami cards out of the way, let's get to the important thing here: Battle Athletes lami / idol cards.

I do not know how many exist. The only ones I've ever seen are the ones currently in my possession, which I picked up many years ago either from a friend of a friend who sold stuff or from eBay (likely the latter). Currently all of the cards I own are pictured on this site.

I believe this new set of cards continues the numbering from the OVA cards (but I could be wrong; there could easily be three TV lami cards out there that I'm missing). This is the fifth card, featuring Ichino holding a towel. It is from the TV show, and I believe came in a set of three. One of the art books features these and the OVA cards in its merchandise section, and has them displayed as two sets.

If you like more information on lami / idol cards, check out this awesome guide at "Becca's Page" (and while you're at it, read the rest of the guide. There's a lot of great information in there about other collectibles that would be a big help to any newbies out there!).


Some other information on this item includes:

Made By: MOVIC (1297B)
Card Number: No. 005
Year: December 1997
Yen Price: 100

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