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Old 05-13-2018, 11:47 PM
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Sean McGinty
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Originally Posted by nat View Post

Also, I don't have any idea what 'affluent nineteen' means.
That is a reference to the text on the back of the card, which is entirely about how much money he gets paid (I think this must have been part of a subset). The top text in the text box says 100 Million Yen Player and it goes on to say that he was the first catcher in NPB history to be paid 100 Million yen per year.

That is about 900,000 US$, so even by 1993 standards the players here weren't getting quite the insane MLB rates, but I think he can definitely be called affluent!
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