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.


  1. Ed
    Posted Thursday May 15th, 2014 at 06:18 PM | Permalink

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

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


  2. Paul
    Posted Friday May 16th, 2014 at 01:24 AM | Permalink

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

  3. Lou
    Posted Friday May 16th, 2014 at 05:12 AM | Permalink

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

  4. Posted Saturday May 17th, 2014 at 06:32 AM | Permalink

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

  5. Jason K
    Posted Monday May 19th, 2014 at 01:06 PM | Permalink

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

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