One of the promotional events that was staged in support of Sadako 3D was Sadako’s opening pitch at a pacific pro baseball game. Naturally, the next step is to get Sadako featured in her own baseball Trading Card, which everyone fervently hopes won’t be so authentic that it will actually feature a real life curse, in which Sadako herself will climb out of the card and I dunno, pelt you to death with baseballs?
The Sadako baseball trading card is scheduled for release in August this year as part of the 2012 BBM Baseball Cards 2nd Version collection. Cards will be available in packs of six for ¥210 ($2.64), or a 30-pack box for ¥6,300 ($79). There’s no word on whether it’s a limited run, but we have no qualms about this card turning into a collectible down the line – it’s certainly unique and interesting as far as trading cards go. Let’s just hope that they’re mere cardboard pictures and not a repository for an evil curse.