Ichiro Hits (the Big Apple)

Well, the Yankees have done it again. Love 'em or hate 'em, it seems like every year they go out and trade for a big name player right before the MLB trade deadline. This year they pulled in one of the biggest names yet. They landed Ichiro from the Seattle Mariners...a player so great that he is known simply by his first name. One of the all-time great hitters. Ichiro has only played 12 seasons in the U.S. and is already approaching the 3,000 hit milestone! He has won Rookie of the Year, American League MVP, three

2012 Topps Updates & Highlights Ichiro Yankees Card
2012 Topps Updates & Highlights Ichiro Yankees Card

AL Batting Titles, ten Gold Gloves and been to the All Star Game ten times. He holds the record for most hits in a season and most consecutive seasons with 200+ hits. Ichiro will surely help the Yankees down the stretch, but I think the more important question is how will this affect Ichiro baseball cards?

Ichiro cards have always been extremely popular with collectors in both the U.S. and Japan. He is probably the most popular player to come over from Japan (Nomo is the only player who I can think of that would come close) and now that he is with the Yankees, it will surely increase demand for his cards. In the middle of one of the most powerful lineups in baseball, in the city that probably has the most baseball card collectors in the world it will be fun to watch.

According to Beckett, there will also be Ichiro in Yankees uniform cards in the upcoming Bowman Chrome, Bowman Sterling and Topps Five Star sets, in addition to the 2012 Topps Updates and Highlights set.

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2001 Sp Authentic Ichiro Suzuki Limited GOLD /50 PSA 10 Rookie!  NEVER SEE! WOW!
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2001 SP Authentic Ichiro Suzuki GOLD Combo Patch Auto Relic Rookie /25 PSA WOW!
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Ichiro Rookie Card Checklist

2001 Absolute Memorabilia #195 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (Game Used Memorbilia) (#/700)
2001 Bowman's Best #162 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/2999)
2001 Bowman Chrome #351A Ichiro Suzuki English (Rookie Card)
2001 Bowman Chrome #351B Ichiro Suzuki Japan (Rookie Card)
2001 Bowman Draft #BDP84 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card)
2001 Bowman Heritage #352 Ichiro Suzuki SP (Rookie Card)
2001 Donruss #195 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/2001)
2001 Donruss Classics #146 Ichiro Suzuki SP (Rookie Card) (#/585)
2001 Donruss Class of 2001 #251 Ichiro Suzuki PH (Rookie Card) (#/625)
2001 Donruss Elite #195 Ichiro Suzuki SP (Rookie Card) (#/900)
2001 Donruss Signature #146 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/330)
2001 E-X #105 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/1999)
2001 Fleer Authority #101 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/2001)
2001 Fleer Focus #247 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/999)
2001 Fleer Futures #230 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/2499)
2001 Fleer Game Time #91 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/2000)
2001 Fleer Genuine #101 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/1500)
2001 Fleer Legacy #101 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/799)
2001 Fleer Platinum #252 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card)
2001 Fleer Premium #231 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/1999)
2001 Fleer Showcase #116 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/500)
2001 Fleer Tradition #452 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card)
2001 Fleer Triple Crown #306 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/2999)
2001 Leaf Certified Materials #146 Ichiro Suzuki FF Base (Rookie Card) (Game Used Memorbilia) (#/200)
2001 Leaf Limited #374 Ichiro Suzuki Base (Rookie Card) (Game Used Memorbilia) (#/100)
2001 Leaf Rookies and Stars #251 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card)
2001 MLB Showdown Pennant Run #169 Ichiro Suzuki Foil (Rookie Card)
2001 SP Authentic #91 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/1250)
2001 SP Game Bat Milestone #91 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card)
2001 SP Game Used Edition #63 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/500)
2001 SPx #150 Ichiro Suzuki Auto Relic (Autograph) (Rookie Card) (Game Used Jersey)
2001 Studio #186 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/700)
2001 Sweet Spot #62 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/1000)
2001 Topps #726 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card)
2001 Topps Chrome Traded #T266 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card)
2001 Topps Gallery #151A Ichiro Suzuki English (Rookie Card)
2001 Topps Gallery #151B Ichiro Suzuki Japan (Rookie Card)
2001 Topps Reve #151 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/1170)
2001 UD Reve #181 Ichiro Suzuki SP (Rookie Card) (#/2500)
2001 Ultimate Collection #120 Ichiro Suzuki (Autograph) (Rookie Card) (#/250)
2001 Ultra #278 Ichiro Suzuki/T.Shinjo (Rookie Card) (#/1499)
2001 Upper Deck #271 Ichiro Suzuki SR (Rookie Card)
2001 Upper Deck Evolution #91 Ichiro Suzuki PROS (Rookie Card) (#/2500)
2001 Upper Deck Gold Glove #135 Ichiro Suzuki GD (Rookie Card) (#/500)
2001 Upper Deck MVP #60 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card)
2001 Upper Deck Ovation #76 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/2000)
2001 Upper Deck Pros and Prospects #136 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (Game Used Jersey) (#/500)
2001 Upper Deck Victory #564 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card)
2001 Upper Deck Vintage #346 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card)