Sunday, June 18, 2017

Norichika Aoki

I'm a little late in getting to this but last Sunday Norichika Aoki, formerly of the Tokyo Yakult Swallows and currently with the Houston Astros, got his 2000th hit in NPB & MLB.  I did a post for Aoki when he left the Swallows for the Brewers back before the 2012 season so I'm just going to show some cards for him now:

2011 BBM Legend Of Tokyo Big Six #085

2004 BBM Rookie Edition #61

2004 BBM 1st Version #308

2007 BBM 1st Version #M@

2008 Calbee #S-12

2011 Swallows Team Issue #YsK10

2017 Topps "Throwback Thursday" #32


Dan Skrezyna said...

Its really interesting that Topps would make a Japan card like that, albeit with one of the ugliest designs of the decade. Tadahito Iguchi retired today.

NPB Card Guy said...

Every Thursday Topps issues six cards on their website that uses and old card design. They call it "Throwback Thursday". The Aoki card was one of a set of WBC players issued back in March. He was the only Japanese player included.

SumoMenkoMan said...

As much as I hate the 1988 Topps design, it sure does bring back the collecting memories.