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Tag Archives: Japanese baseball

Your Turn: Which Japanese players have made the biggest mark in Major League Baseball?

With the Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka continuing to impress and the Rangers’ Yu Darvish continuing to come so close to throwing major-league no-nos, it seems that Japanese players’ impacts upon MLB might be at an all-time high.

Panini America issues first new Masahiro Tanaka baseball cards

Panini America is the first U.S.-based baseball card company to unveil new cards of Japanese star and New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka.

Beckett 20 Questions on … the “other” sports and other collecting options

Majority rules. That might be the best way to describe the sports card landscape and collecting habits these days. The sports that the most people like get the most attention and the most products.

Beckett 20 Questions on … the ‘other’ sports

In the next issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, we’ll take a look at those sports that don’t normally get as much attention — racing, MMA, soccer, boxing, Olympic sports, wrestling, tennis, rodeo and more.

Ichiro Suzuki is a … New York Yankee?

Japanese superstar and future Hall of Famer Ichiro Suzuki has been traded to the New York Yankees.

Japanese star Yu Darvish signs with Rangers (updated)

One of Japan’s most successful professional pitchers just might be on his way to America as the Texas Rangers won the bidding rights for Yu Darvish of the NPB’s Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters and now have 30 days to sign him to a big-league deal.

Ripping Retail: 10 Japanese baseball card packs

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds as he rips into 10 random packs of Japanese baseball cards from BBM and Konami in this latest edition of Ripping Retail.