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Tag Archives: Nippon Professional 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.

Sports movies: Where are those props now?

The image above is from a scene in a pretty forgettable early 1990s movie, but it’s a bit of a cardboard enigma.

Ichiro’s first Yankees cards coming soon

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.

Would you pay more for Yu Darvish’s other auto?

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.

Darvish’s dominance against Yanks speaks volumes

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.

A not-so-common collecting challenge arises

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.