Tag Archives: Baseball Cards

Fake Ichiro Baseball Card #12

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Based on the ’77 Topps design. Found here.

Baseball Card of the Year: 2012 Topps Update #US272 Variation

This card’s photo by Otto Greule Jr. captures the most bittersweet moment I’ve ever experienced at the ballpark. It happened this past July 23, the day the Mariners traded Ichiro to the Yankees, just before his first plate appearance in a non-Seattle uniform. He was no longer a Mariner, as he had been for the previous 11-1/2 seasons, but his bow to the Safeco crowd spoke volumes about his respect for the Seattle fans. Thinking about it now, I still get a bit choked up.

Baseball Card of the Week: 2012 Topps Update #US272

This is the first Topps card of Ichiro in a Yankee uni.

Baseball Card of the Week: 2012 Panini Triple Play #293

Fake Ichiro Baseball Card #11

Based on the ’72 Topps design.

Found here.

Fake Ichiro Baseball Card #10

Based on the ’74 Topps design. Found here.

eBay Alerts: Quickie Ichiro/Yankee Merch

Above, a 1961 Topps replica knockoff; below, a sketch

Another sketch

A custom McFarlane figure (hope it looks better in person than this bad Photoshop job)…

I dig this ’82 Topps knockoff

And one more illustration

Fake Ichiro Baseball Card #9

Found here.

Baseball Card of the Week: 2012 Triple Play

These should be out next month.

Baseball Card of the Week: 2012 Topps #537

Pardon the redundancy, since we’ve already seen this card’s photo here and here.

Baseball Card Sticker of the Week: 2012 Topps Archives #67S-I

It’s based on a sticker set Topps issued in 1967. (Yeah, this baseball-card size sticker has edges; you just can’t see ’em here.)

Baseball Card of the Week: 2012 Topps Archives #821A-1


Based on the ’82 Topps set. I wish it had a unique photo, instead of the one already used on other 2012 Topps cards.

Fake Ichiro Baseball Card #8

At least I think this version of a ’75 Topps card is a “fake,” as in, I’ve never seen it anyplace other than here.

Baseball Card of the Week: 2012 Topps Archives #155

Based on the ugly-ass 1984 Topps design.

Nine Japanese Baseball Cards


These appear to be sponsored by Tongari Corn, whose ads Ichiro has appeared in. Perhaps they were promotional giveaways?

Baseball Card of the Week: 2005 Topps Heritage #7

Fake Ichiro Baseball Card #7


Too bad it ain’t real, ’cause it’s a beaut… Read about it here.

Baseball Card of the Week: 2012 Bowman #176

Baseball Card of the Week: 2008 Topps Updates & Highlights #UH95

Baseball Card of the Week: 2005 Topps #400

Safe!