11.09.2009

Ichiro intermission.

This is our favorite recent baseball card depicting Ichiro Suzuki: Calm, assured, reflective. This is not a flat-brimmed-cap man.

Hard not to love the Topps Heritage cards. Also, the back of this one includes a terrifically tortured, slightly patronizing sentence fragment: "a player need not stand 6 feet tall nor boast bulging biceps to be a whiz-bang performer."
Does anyone else see the irony of Ichiro in a World War II WPA-style poster? That was not exactly a welcoming era for Japanese in America.

And a Timeline card with the little foil logo. Now back to our regularly scheduled program.

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