Sunday, December 30, 2012

Card Of The Week January 30

Takashi Saitoh is returning to Japan to play for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles next season.  Saitoh, who will be 43 when the season begins, has spent the last seven seasons in the US pitching in the Dodger, Red Sox, Braves, Brewers and Diamondback organizations.  As I pointed out a few months back, I believe Saitoh is one of only three former Yokohama Taiyo Whales still active with Motonobu Tanishige and Daisuke Miura being the other two.

Here's Saitoh's rookie card from the 1992 BBM set (#471):

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