Posted on November 19, 2014 – 9:42 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Hideki Matsui, Hideo Nomo, Ichiro Suzuki, Los Angeles Dodgers, Masahiro Tanaka, Masanori Murakami, New York Yankees, Nippon Professional Baseball, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, Topps, Upper Deck, Yu Darvish | Comments (9)
The final game of the Japan Series is scheduled for Thursday with MLB and Japan splitting the first six games. That got us thinking — who are the top players in MLB today and in MLB history?
Posted on November 15, 2014 – 1:37 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, World Of Collectibles | Masahiro Tanaka, MLB All-Stars no-hitter, New York Yankees, Nippon Professional Baseball, Samurai Japan, Takahiro Norimoto, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles | Comments (1)
Where you will find Takahiro Norimoto baseball cards are in 2013 releases from BBM, the major card-maker for Nippon Professional Baseball.
Posted on May 12, 2014 – 2:24 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates, News Categories | Hideki Matsui, Hideo Nomo, Ichiro Suzuki, Japanese baseball, Masahiro Tanaka, Nippon Professional Baseball, NPB, Yu Darvish | Comments (2)
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.
Posted on August 22, 2012 – 10:10 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 1991 Upper Deck, Chunichi Dragons, featured, Mr. Baseball, New York Yankees, Nippon Professional Baseball, Tom Selleck | Comments (11)
The image above is from a scene in a pretty forgettable early 1990s movie, but it’s a bit of a cardboard enigma.
Posted on July 25, 2012 – 8:45 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2012 Bowman Chrome, 2012 Bowman Sterling, 2012 Topps Five Star, 2012 Topps Update, featured, Ichiro Suzuki, Ichiro Yankees, MLB, New York Yankees, Nippon Professional Baseball, NPB, Orix Blue Wave, Seattle Mariners, Topps, Yankees | Comments (16)
Ichiro Suzuki’s New York career is just two games old and that means it’s time for one thing — his first Yankees baseball cards.
Posted on July 3, 2012 – 12:33 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2012 Topps Tier One, Nippon Professional Baseball, Texas Rangers, Topps, Yu Darvish | Comments (10)
It’s no secret that Yu Darvish’s autographs are among the hottest cards for this year’s rookie class in MLB, but Topps has teased a different twist for the Japanese star’s latest autographs arrving via redemptions in the recently released Tier One.
Posted on April 27, 2012 – 10:22 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen, 2012 Topps Museum Collection, 2012 Topps Tribute, MLB, Nippon Professional Baseball, NPB, Texas Rangers, Topps, Yu Darvish | Comments (4)
Yu Darvish’s gem on Tuesday night — 10 strikeouts in eight-plus scoreless innings for a 2-0 win over the New York Yankees — meant one thing.He’s arrived.
Posted on December 13, 2011 – 8:33 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2001 Stadium Club, Andy Phillips, Cincinnati Reds, Hiroshima Carp, New York Yankees, Nippon Professional Baseball, Pittsburgh Pirates, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, Topps, University of Alabama | Comments (2)
We all have our “common” players who we collect for varying reasons. We all have our local stars who made it or a college player who defied the odds and made it to pro sports from Smalltown USA.