Monday, February 17, 2014

2012 Sega Card Gen Ichiro Suzuki (Yankees Ver.)

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Translation:
July 23rd, 2012 is the day that the Seattle landmark Area 51 disappeared. Ichiro came into the (2012) season after his streak of 200+ hits per season ended the previous season, showed signs of age, wear and tear, and in the last year of his contract. He left the team by his own accord as he found the team around him getting younger and younger and now part two of the Ichiro story begins.

I love this card. The picture was clearly taken during his first at-bat as a Yankee at Safeco a few hours after the trade had been announced. Although part two of the Ichiro story (technically part 3) has not been too great.

4 comments:

  1. Ooooo. Me likey. Nice complement to the Topps SP variation.

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    1. Oh crud, now I want that card too lol.

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    1. Agreed. Especially considering how Ichiro hasn't had any Topps cards since 2012.

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