Saturday, March 23, 2019


It's not exactly breaking news that Ichiro announced his retirement on Thursday following the Mariners game against the Athletics at the Tokyo Dome that night.  I've done a couple posts dedicated to Ichiro in the past - one when he got his 3000th hit in MLB and another when he "retired" last May - and I've shown a lot of his cards over the years.  I thought I'd do a quick post showing cards of Ichiro that I'm pretty sure I've never used on the blog before.

1995 BBM Orix Team Set I #26

1996 Takara BlueWave #51

1998 BBM Diamond Heroes #158

1999 BBM #572

1999 BBM "Dream Team" insert #D8

1999 BBM Diamond Heroes #180

2000 BBM Diamond Heroes "90's Franchise Player" insert #F6

2000 Epoch Pro Baseball Sticker #042

2000 Konami Field Of 9 #FON00T-257

2006 Upper Deck Special F/X "WBC Counterparts" insert #CP3

2009 Bowman Draft Picks "WBC" insert #BDPW1
It's probably not obvious from the scans but the 1999 BBM "Dream Team" insert is die-cut while the 2000 BBM Diamond Heroes "90's Franchise Player" card is on transparent plastic.


SumoMenkoMan said...

Nice set of Ichiro cards!

Fuji said...

Nice collection of Ichiros. Outside of that 2009 Bowman Draft Picks card, I don't think I've ever seen any of them before.

NPB Card Guy said...

Thanks guys - I was really trying to pick cards that were a little less common. Even if it means that I get kind of dismissed by Keith Olbermann on Twitter over it...

kirk said...

that sticker card is a neat one.