Topps readies Masahiro Tanaka Relic cards for six upcoming products

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

Masahiro Tanaka‘s game-used uniforms are coming to Topps baseball cards.

The company announced on Thursday that it has acquired game-used items for Relic cards of the New York Yankees pitcher and that the Relics will appear in six upcoming baseball products.

Tanaka will have Relics in Tier One (June 4), Allen & Ginter (July 11), Bowman Platinum (Aug. 1), Triple Threads (Sept. 12), Topps Updates and Five Star (dates TBD).

After his victory Wednesday night, the Japanese right-hander is 6-0 with a 2.17 ERA and 66 strikeouts in 58-plus innings.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.



The # 1 question is “Where are his Auto’s?

Relics, I’ll pass….or should I say sell.


Posted May 15, 2014 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

Exactly the same comment as Ed, where are the “on card” autos??

Posted May 16, 2014 at 1:24 am | Permalink

Not sure how accurate it is but I have read that he doesn’t do autos

Posted May 16, 2014 at 5:12 am | Permalink

It’s kinda cool how this photo of Tanaka looks like his pinstripes are a drawing.

Posted May 17, 2014 at 6:32 am | Permalink
Jason K

Matt, they might be. Topps photoshops ALOT of photos for their products.

Posted May 19, 2014 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

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