Saturday, August 10, 2019

2019 National Pickup - Ichiro Signed Baseball

He's not a Hall of Famer, yet, but in five years, he will be.  I saw an amazing deal on a certified Ichiro baseball, and bundled it with the Chipper Jones that I picked up.  Ichiro routinely runs with a Sharpie and signs on the side panel of most baseballs, so getting a blue ink pen, sweet spot signed baseball at the price in which I got it was amazing.

Ichiro Suzuki (b. 1973) played in the majors from 2001 to 2019 for the Mariners, Yankees and Marlins.  He had 3,089 hits, 117 home runs and a .311 batting average.  If you add in his state from nine seasons in the Japanese league, he has 4,367 hits, 235 home runs and a .322 batting average across 28 seasons.

Based on his Major League stats, though, Ichiro was an All Star 10 times (2001 to 2010) and the AL MVP and Rookie of the Year in 2001.  He was also a 10-time Gold Glove Award winner.  There is no doubt that Ichiro will make it into the Hall of Fame when his first ballot comes up in 2025.


Nachos Grande said...

Nice pick-up! I imagine Ichiro signatures will be harder and harder to find for an affordable price.

Fuji said...

Congratulations on that sweet addition to your collection!