Saturday, August 19, 2017

Shinnosuke Abe

I'm late at getting to this but last Sunday Shinnosuke Abe of the Yomiuri Giants got his 2000th career hit.  Abe was the Giants' first round pick in the fall 2000 draft out of Chuo University and has been a starter with the team ever since Opening Day 2001.  He was the team's catcher up until 2014 and then started transitioning to first base - he didn't catch any games at all last year.  With 387 he's the current active NPB home run leader.

Here's a bunch of cards from throughout his career:

2001 BBM Preview #P10

2001 BBM #282

2003 Calbee #B-03

2005 Konami Prime Nine Special Team Packs #PN05TE-047

2007 Calbee #085

2009 BBM Nippon Series #S60

2011 BBM Tohto 80th Memorial #58

2013 Topps Tribute WBC #10

2015 Front Runner Giants Game Used Bat Edition #06

2017 BBM 1st Version "Cross Squall" #CS23

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