Saturday, December 16, 2017

Ichiro card #9 2003 Topps Blue Backs NNO

  • No stats on the back, they're right on the front for you!  Simple math, .352 average in his first 1000 AB's is an incredible stat, something right out of the early 20th century.
  • Love how the copy of the game cards shows Ichiro's card as a stolen base.   He had a few of those (87 to be exact) during his first 2 MLB seasons.
  • Hit #9 was in his 3rd at bat on 4/7/01 against the Rangers Doug Davis.  Ichiro would later score on a bases loaded walk to John Olerud.  
  • After that game, Ichiro's .417 average didn't even lead his own team, let alone the league.  Edgar Martinez was hitting a sizzling .611 to start the season for the M's.
- Robert

1 comment:

  1. This is a beauty. I feel like I actually like the reprints of '51 Topps more than the real ones sometimes.