Sunday, December 28, 2008

Card Of The Week December 28

Koji Mitsui of the Lions has asked to be posted, but he failed to draw any bids. Here's his rookie card from the 2001 Upper Deck set (# 21):


Jason said...

As an average or below reliever in Japan, what made him think he'd draw interest from MLB? MLB is overrun with average or below relievers that can be had for nothing.

NPB Card Guy said...

NBPTracker has more information here. The post and the comments pretty much agree with you.

It's hard to tell from the scan, but Upper Deck actually choose Mitsui to be one of the Lions' "Star Rookie" players. He was 27 at the time which seems a bit old to be much of a prospect.