The Factory 1/1 Ichiro Cards

THE FACTORY 1/1 CARDS



Hundreds of 1/1 Ichiro cards — often called Masterpiece cards — exist. Though few and far between in the early years, the market was later flooded with them — especially in 2007.

Therefore, our primary focus is 2001 through 2006, with a couple of exceptions. One is the exquisite NSA Game Used Memorabilia series (2008-2011). In four years, NSA produced more Ichiro cards than anyone ever. The others are the One on One masterpieces (2012-present), that simply deserve to be seen.

So far, they all fit into one of four categories:
    1. Factory issued, including cards as well as Printing Press Plates from which cards are made. Made up of four aluminum plates, these are used to print color. One metal card-size plate exists for each pigment: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black. Numerous sets of press plates have been distributed to fandom.
    2. Factory issued Special Products, usually for a specific event or convention.
    3. Aftermarket issues.
    4. Homemade creations (drawings, sketches, etc.) that may either be poor quality and/or not a good likeness.

Aftermarket cards make up a significant portion of the total 1/1s, but since they are nowhere near factory-issued cards in terms of collectibility and value they are not included here.

In this section of the Cardography, we document only those designated as 1/1 by the original sports card manufacturer.

We do not include homemade creations, which usually have very low values despite being one-of-ones.

Worth noting is Fleer's 2008 wholesale dumping of press plates, including Ichiro ones dating back to 2001. Since Fleer didn't issue Ichiro press plates in packs until 2004, any for 2001, 2002, and 2003 cards are from the 2008 inventory, and are not listed here. Besides the year, it is also easy to tell the difference: any press plate that does NOT have a Fleer/MLB sticker on the back is from the 2008 batch. See an example of their sticker here.

Unless shown otherwise, cards are stamped or printed "1/1." Exceptions — ones hand-numbered — are indicated as such.

Listings are in chronological order by year of issue.

The cards listed here are for reference purposes only, and none are being offered for sale.

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2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2008
NSA
2009
NSA
2010
NSA
2011
NSA
2012
One on One
2013
One on One
2014
One on One
2015
One on One
2016
One on One
2017
One on One



2001

2001 Donruss Fan Club Franchise Features #FF-39. National Sports Collectors Convention Edition.
    (Special embossed logo on front. 1 numbered card made for a redemption program at the 23rd National Convention, in August 2002. Click Here for the complete card list in this series.)

2001 Donruss Fan Club Franchise Features Game Used Ball #FF-39. National Sports Collectors Convention Edition.
    (Special embossed logo on front. Made for a redemption program at the 23rd National Convention, in August 2002.)

2001 Fleer Showcase Masterpiece AvantCard Rookie #116.

2001 One on One - American Originals '01. "Ichiro Through the Years." Three numbered sets made.
    (Nine card set, one for each year: 1993-2001. Not printed or manufactured — every card is a one-of-a-kind piece of original art.) Each set has its own Certificate of Authenticity on the back side.
    Complete Set No. 1.
    Complete Set No. 2.
    Complete Set No. 3.

2001 One on One - American Originals '01. "Ichiro Through the Years: 1994."
    (One made. Prototype card, one of six different designs. Created as a sample of how cards in the actual series might look. Not printed or manufactured — this card is a one-of-a-kind piece of original art.)

2001 One on One - American Originals '01. "Ichiro Through the Years: 1995."
    (One made. Prototype card, one of six different designs. Created as a sample of how cards in the actual series might look. Not printed or manufactured — this card is a one-of-a-kind piece of original art.)

2001 One on One - American Originals '01. "Ichiro Through the Years: 1997."
    (One made. Prototype card, one of six different designs. Created as a sample of how cards in the actual series might look. Not printed or manufactured — this card is a one-of-a-kind piece of original art.)

2001 One on One - American Originals '01. "Ichiro Through the Years: 1998."
    (One made. Prototype card, one of six different designs. Created as a sample of how cards in the actual series might look. Not printed or manufactured — this card is a one-of-a-kind piece of original art.)

2001 One on One - American Originals '01. "Ichiro Through the Years: 2001."
    (One made.Prototype card, one of six different designs. Created as a sample of how cards in the actual series might look. Not printed or manufactured — this card is a one-of-a-kind piece of original art.)

2001 One on One - American Originals '01. "Ichiro Through the Years: 2001."
    (One made. Prototype card, one of six different designs. Created as a sample of how cards in the actual series might look. Not printed or manufactured — this card is a one-of-a-kind piece of original art.) Each set has its own Certificate of Authenticity on the back side.
    Notes: No prototype cards were made for 1993, 1996, 1999, and 2000. Two designs exist for 2001, though neither concept appears in the actual series. An error card appears in Complete Set Number 3, where the 1993 Hilo Stars art depicts his uniform number as "51." It should be "5."

2001 Topps Performance Baseball - Prototype Only - One Made.
    (Topps made one card each, honoring just a handful of All Stars, to be used in an online Fantasy Baseball Game. As a prototype made specifically for a company meeting on this project — and never to be seen by the public — accuracy was unimportant. Thus we see Ichiro in his Mariner's uniform on the front, yet playing for the Philadelphia Phillies in his stat line on the back. While in Philly, he surprised everyone, especially himself, by hitting 69 home runs! Not even the math for his batting average is correct. Having 629 at-bats with 223 hits should show a .338 average, not .324. Topps abandoned the game idea, and destroyed all the other prototype player cards. Only the Ichiro card survived, thanks to the Fantasy Game project manager.)

2001 Authentic Topps Vault Memorabilia #37790 - Unused Slide Photo.
    (The photo on the slide is of Ichiro near second base. It was photographed June 3, 2001, at Safeco Field as the Mariners hosted the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Ichiro went 3-for-5 and Seattle won, 8-to-4. Topps could have used this slide for a rookie card, but instead it went into their vault. Years later they sold it, along with many other items from the Topps Vault. Includes factory-sealed photo slide, an oversize print of the slide, and Certificate of Authenticity.)

2001 Authentic Topps Vault Memorabilia #37791 - Unused Slide Photo.
    (Topps may or may not have used this slide for a rookie card, but we have not seen it. Either way, they sold it, along with many other items from the Topps Vault. Like the one above, it was photographed June 3, 2001, at Safeco Field as the Mariners hosted the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Includes factory-sealed photo slide and Certificate of Authenticity.)

2001 Authentic Topps Vault Memorabilia #37792 - Unused Slide Photo.
    (The photo on the slide is of Ichiro near second base. Topps could have used this slide for a rookie card, but instead it went into their vault. Like the ones above, it was photographed June 3, 2001, at Safeco Field as the Mariners hosted the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Years later they sold it, along with many other items from the Topps Vault. Includes factory-sealed photo slide and Certificate of Authenticity.)

2001 U.D. Rookie of the Year Game Pants Gold #J-I20.
Uncomfirmed but listed here on the outside chance it exists. We have never seen this card, or even an image of one.

2001 U.D. Rookie of the Year Game Used Bat Gold #B-I20.
Uncomfirmed but listed on the outside chance it exists. We have never seen this card, or even an image of one.



2002

2002 Epex Master Edition #11

2002 Fleer Showcase AvantCard Masterpiece #127.

Fleer MLB Hot Prospects Printer's Proof #45.
    (Back side is blank. Oversize and not yet trimmed, as shown in the photo with standard card on top.)

Fleer Box Score International Road Trip Printer's Proof #191.
    (Oversize and not yet trimmed or numbered on back. Shown in the photo with standard card on top.)

2002 Leaf Certified Mirror Black Game Base #144.

2002 Topps Gallery #100. Museum Edition Press Plate - Cyan.
    (Shows people in the background. One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2002 Topps Gallery #100. Museum Edition Press Plate - Magenta.
    (Shows people in the background. One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2002 Topps Gallery #100. Museum Edition Press Plate - Yellow.
    (Shows people in the background. One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2002 Topps Gallery #100. Museum Edition Press Plate - Black.
    (Shows people in the background. One of four aluminum plates used to print color. One metal card exists for each pigment. When printed, THIS IS THE RESULT.)

2002 Topps Gallery #100. Museum Edition Press Plate - Cyan.
    (Background is solid. No people are shown. One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2002 Topps Gallery #100. Museum Edition Press Plate - Magenta.
    (Background is solid. No people are shown. One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2002 Topps Gallery #100. Museum Edition Press Plate - Yellow.
    (Background is solid. No people are shown. One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2002 Topps Gallery #100. Museum Edition Press Plate - Black.
    (Background is solid. No people are shown. One of four aluminum plates used to print color. One metal card exists for each pigment. When printed, THIS IS THE RESULT.)

2002 U.D. Ultimate Collection Signed Excellence "Tied ALDS record with 12 hits in 2001" Gold #I4.

2002 U.D. Series 1 Superstar Scrapbooks Gold Signed #SU-IS.
    (1 hand-numbered card made. Gatefold display, with two cards in hinged metal holder. Has "Major League Baseball Authentication" hologram as well as numbered Upper Deck authentication hologram.)

2002 U.D. Series 1 Superstar Scrapbooks Silver 1/6 #SU-IS.
    (Only 1 of the 6 hand-numbered cards is signed: No. 1/6. Gatefold display, with two cards in hinged metal holder. Has "Major League Baseball Authentication" hologram as well as numbered Upper Deck authentication hologram.)

2002 U.D. Ultimate Collection Double Barrel Action #DB-IM. (Ichiro / Edgar Martinez.)
    (1 hand-numbered card made. Ichiro's name is stamped but bat barrel is signed by Edgar Martinez.)



2003

2003 Donruss Team Heroes Hawaii Trade Conference Edition #460.
    (Made for distribution at the February 2003 Kit Young Hawaii Trade Conference. "Hawail 2003" gold foil logo embossed on front.)

2003 Donruss Team Heroes Statline - Hawaii Trade Conference Edition #460.
    (Made for distribution at the February 2003 Kit Young Hawaii Trade Conference. "Hawail 2003" gold foil logo embossed on front.)

2003 Donruss Elite Aspirations Die-Cut Gold #63.

2003 Donruss Timeless Treasures - Platinum #35.

2003 Fleer Showcase #62. Purple Edition.

2003 Leaf Certified Mirror Black #164.

2003 Rookie Review Asian Invasion: Hideki - Yao - Ichiro Gold Premier 1/1 "Subscriber" #43. Card only.
    (1 hand-numbered card made.)

2003 Topps Gallery #30. Museum Edition Press Plate - Cyan.
    (Depicts the skin of Ichiro's forearms between wristbands and elbow pads. One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2003 Topps Gallery #30. Museum Edition Press Plate - Magenta.
    (Depicts the skin of Ichiro's forearms between wristbands and elbow pads. One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2003 Topps Gallery #30. Museum Edition Press Plate - Yellow.
    (Depicts the skin of Ichiro's forearms between wristbands and elbow pads. One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2003 Topps Gallery #30. Museum Edition Press Plate - Black.
    (Depicts the skin of Ichiro's forearms between wristbands and elbow pads. One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2003 Topps Gallery #30. Museum Edition Press Plate - Cyan.
    (Depicts none of Ichiro's forearm skin between wristbands and elbow pads. One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2003 Topps Gallery #30. Museum Edition Press Plate - Magenta.
    (Depicts none of Ichiro's forearm skin between wristbands and elbow pads. One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2003 Topps Gallery #30. Museum Edition Press Plate - Yellow.
    (Depicts none of Ichiro's forearm skin between wristbands and elbow pads. One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2003 Topps Gallery #30. Museum Edition Press Plate - Black.
    (Depicts none of Ichiro's forearm skin between wristbands and elbow pads. One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2003 Topps Pristine #51. Major League Baseball Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2003 Topps Pristine #51. Major League Baseball Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2003 Topps Pristine #51. Major League Baseball Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2003 Topps Pristine #51. Major League Baseball Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2003 U.D. Authentics #98. Gold holographic stamped.

2003 U.D. Sweet Spot Bat Barrel #IS-BB.

2003 U.D. SP Authentic Splendid Swatches Pairs - Game-Used Swatches (Ted Williams / Ichiro).
    (One of seven un-numbered sample cards sent to Ted Williams, and the only one featuring Ichiro. Has Ichiro jersey and Ted Williams pants swatches. These, along with most of the Ted Williams memorabilia collection, were auctioned in April 2012 by Caludia Williams, Ted's daughter.)



2004

2004 Donruss Diamond Kings Crowning Moment - Game Used Base and Ball #75.

2004 Donruss Diamond Kings Crowning Moment, Platinum Black - Game Used Base and Ball #75.

2004 Donruss Diamond Kings Crowning Moment #75.

2004 Donruss Leather & Lumber Platinum #130.

2004 Fleer Showcase Masterpiece Collection - Top All-Star Vote-Getter #95.

2004 Fleer Skybox - Sky's the Limit Limited Edition #8 OF 20 SL.

2004 Fleer Legacy - Ultimate Legacy.

2004 Fleer Diamond Cuts - Authentic Game-Used Base #DC-I.

2004 Fleer Showcase #95.

2004 Fleer Classic Clippings #8. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 Fleer Classic Clippings #8. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 Fleer Classic Clippings #8. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 Fleer Classic Clippings #8. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 Topps Total #TT-48. Major League Baseball Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 Topps Total #TT-48. Major League Baseball Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 Topps Total #TT-48. Major League Baseball Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 Topps Total #TT-48. Major League Baseball Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 Topps Total #100. Major League Baseball Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 Topps Total #100. Major League Baseball Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 Topps Total #100. Major League Baseball Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 Topps Total #100. Major League Baseball Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 Topps #337. American League Batting Average Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color. When printed, THIS IS THE RESULT.)

2004 Topps #337. American League Batting Average Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 Topps #337. American League Batting Average Press Plate -Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 Topps #337. American League Batting Average Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 Topps Pristine. Press Plate - Cyan #3.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 Topps Pristine. Press Plate - Magenta #3.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 Topps Pristine. Press Plate - Yellow #3.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 Topps Pristine. Press Plate - Black #3.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 U.D./New Era "Tip of the Cap" #26 (No text on back side).
    One in a series of 30 cards (one star player on each MLB team), produced by Upper Deck for the New Era Cap company. New Era put them in sealed plastic packs of three and took them to the 2004 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Va., where they were given away, either outright, with purchase of a cap, signing up for a mailing list, etc., etc. We're not yet sure about that. Pictured are both sides of the standard Ichiro card in this series, along with the back side, sans text, of what we believe to be a one of one. Cards like this are usually the result of an error, but can be a prototype or sample.

Here is the complete 2004 Tip of the Cap cardography:

1 - Vladimir Guerrero (Angels)
2 - Randy Johnson (Diamondbacks)
3 - Chipper Jones (Braves)
4 - Miguel Tejada (Orioles)
5 - Nomar Garciaparra (Red Sox)
6 - Mark Prior (Cubs)
7 - Frank Thomas (White Sox)
8 - Ken Griffey Jr. (Reds)
9 - C.C. Sabathia (Indians)
10 - Todd Helton (Rockies)
11 - Ivan Rodriguez (Tigers)
12 - Josh Beckett (Marlins)
13 - Roger Clemens (Astros)
14 - Carlos Beltran (Royals)
15 - Eric Gagne (Dodgers)
16 - Ben Sheets (Brewers)
17 - Torii Hunter (Twins)
18 - Livan Hernandez (Expos)
19 - Mike Piazza (Mets)
20 - Derek Jeter (Yankeees)
21 - Eric Chavez (Athletics)
22 - Jim Thome (Phillies)
23 - Craig Wilson (Pirates)
24 - Brian Giles (Padres)
25 - Jason Schmidt (Giants)
26 - Ichiro Suzuki (Mariners)
27 - Albert Pujols (Cardinals)
28 - Rocco Baldelli (Devil Rays)
29 - Hank Blalock (Rangers)
30 - Carlos Delgado (Blue Jays)

2004 U.D. Reflections Game Used Jersey - Black #38.

2004 U.D. Reflections Game Used Jersey Level 2 - Black #189.

2004 U.D. Reflections Game Used Jersey Level 4 - Black #270.

U.D. '04 SP Logo Threads Authentic Game-Used MLB Patch #ALTD-IS.

2004 U.D. SP Logo Threads Game Used MLB Patch - Signed #LT-IS.

2004 U.D. SP Logo Threads Authentic Game Used MLB Patch #LT-IS2.

2004 U.D. SP "April 13, 2003, Stolen Base #2 vs. Texas" #73.

2004 U.D. SP "April 15, 2003, Stolen Base #6 vs. New York" #73.

2004 U.D. SP "June 15, 2003, Stolen Base #16 vs. Atlanta" #73.

2004 U.D. SP "June 29, 2003, Stolen Base #19 vs. San Diego" #73.

2004 U.D. SP "June 29, 2003, Stolen Base #20 vs. San Diego" #73.

2004 U.D. SP "July 4, 2003, Stolen Base #22 vs. Texas" #73.

2004 U.D. SP "July 8, 2003, Stolen Base #24 vs. Baltimore" #73.

2004 U.D. SP "July 17, 2003, Stolen Base #26 vs. Kansas City" #73.

2004 U.D. SP "August 16, 2003, Stolen Base #30 vs. Boston" #73.

2004 U.D. SP "September 11, 2003, Stolen Base #31 vs. Texas" #73.

2004 U.D. SP "September 22, 2003, Stolen Base #33 vs. Anaheim" #73.

2004 U.D. SP "May 17, 2003, Home Run #4 vs. Detroit" #73.

2004 U.D. SP "July 8, 2003, Home Run #8 vs. Baltimore" #73.

2004 U.D. SP "July 18, 2003, Home Run #9 vs. Kansas City" #73.

2004 U.D. SP "July 25, 2003, Home Run #10 vs. Texas" #73.

2004 U.D. Etchings Jersey & Bat Combo Etching #CE-IS

2004 U.D. Etchings Jersey & Bat Combo Etching #CE-IS1

2004 U.D. Autographed Master Etchings #AME-DCSG* (Ichiro / Carlos Delgado / Eric Chavez / Vladimir Guerrero)

2004 U.D. Sweet Spot Signatures - Autographed Baseball Leather #SS-IS.

2004 U.D. Sweet Spot Sweet Impressions Press Plate Standard Variation - Cyan #33.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 U.D. Sweet Spot Sweet Impressions Press Plate Standard Variation - Magenta #33.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 U.D. Sweet Spot Sweet Impressions Press Plate Standard Variation - Yellow #33.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 U.D. Sweet Spot Sweet Impressions Press Plate Standard Variation - Black #33.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 U.D. Sweet Spot Sweet Impressions Press Plate Wood Variation #33.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 U.D. Sweet Spot Sweet Impressions Press Plate Standard Variation - Cyan #227. (Sweet Lineups: Ichiro / Bret Boone).
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 U.D. Sweet Spot Sweet Impressions Press Plate Standard Variation - Magenta #227. (Sweet Lineups: Ichiro / Bret Boone).
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 U.D. Sweet Spot Sweet Impressions Press Plate Standard Variation - Yellow #227. (Sweet Lineups: Ichiro / Bret Boone).
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 U.D. Sweet Spot Sweet Impressions Press Plate Standard Variation -Black #227. (Sweet Lineups: Ichiro / Bret Boone).
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 U.D. Sweet Spot Sweet Impressions Press Plate Wood Variation #227. (Sweet Lineups: Ichiro / Bret Boone).
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 U.D. Lasting Impressions Press Plate - Cyan #178.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 U.D. Lasting Impressions Press Plate - Magenta #178.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 U.D. Lasting Impressions Press Plate - Yellow #178.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 U.D. Lasting Impressions Press Plate - Black #178.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 U.D. Lasting Impressions Press Plate - Cyan #286. (Ichiro / Bret Boone).
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 U.D. Lasting Impressions Press Plate - Magenta #286. (Ichiro / Bret Boone).
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 U.D. Lasting Impressions Press Plate - Yellow #286. (Ichiro / Bret Boone).
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 U.D. Lasting Impressions Press Plate - Black #286. (Ichiro / Bret Boone).
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 Fleer Hot Prospects - Draft Edition #42.

2004 U.D. SPx Master Player Prints - Press Plate - Cyan #41.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 U.D. SPx Master Player Prints - Press Plate - Magenta #41.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 U.D. SPx Master Player Prints - Press Plate - Yellow #41.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2004 U.D. SPx Master Player Prints - Press Plate - Black #41.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)



2005

2005 Donruss Diamond Kings - Crowning Moment #202.

2005 Donruss Timeless Treasures #56.

2005 Donruss Leather & Lumber - Rivals: Ichiro / Hideki Matsui #R-1.

2005 Donruss Diamond Kings Crowning Moment #396.

2005 Donruss Playoff Prime Cuts Century #19.

2005 Donruss Champions #4. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Donruss Champions #4. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Donruss Champions #4. Press Plate -Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Donruss Champions #4. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Donruss Champions #10. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Donruss Champions #10. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Donruss Champions #10. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Donruss Champions #10. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Donruss Champions #450. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Donruss Champions #450. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Donruss Champions #450. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Donruss Champions #450. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Fleer Patchworks #40.

2005 Fleer Letterman - Game-Worn Jersey Nameplate #LM-I.

2005 Leaf Limited Spotlight - Platinum #4.

2005 Leaf Certified Mirror Black #49.

2005 Topps #361. Sporting News All Stars Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color. One metal card exists for each pigment. Issued in 2004.)

2005 Topps #361. Sporting News All Stars Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color. One metal card exists for each pigment. Issued in 2004.)

2005 Topps #361. Sporting News All Stars Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color. One metal card exists for each pigment. Issued in 2004.)

2005 Topps #361. Sporting News All Stars Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color. One metal card exists for each pigment. Issued in 2004.)

2005 Topps Gallery #40. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Gallery #40. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Gallery #40. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Gallery #40. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Gallery #40. Murray Olderman Sketch Card.
    (Features a sketch that, apart from the unique batting stance, barely resembles Ichiro.)

2005 Topps Gold #400. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Gold #400. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Gold #400. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Gold #400. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Gold Superfractor #280.

2005 Topps Chrome #280. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Chrome #280. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Chrome #280. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Chrome #280. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Finest #53.

2005 Topps Finest #PP-53. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Finest #PP-53. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Finest #PP-53. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Finest #PP-53. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Bowman Super Fractor #95.

2005 Topps Bowman Brown #95.

2005 Topps Bowman #95. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Bowman #95. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Bowman #95. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Bowman #95. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps 2004 American League Hits Leaders (Ichiro/Michael Young/Vladimir Guerrero) #338. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color. One metal card exists for each pigment. When printed, THIS IS THE RESULT.)

2005 Topps 2004 American League Hits Leaders (Ichiro/Michael Young/Vladimir Guerrero) #338. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps 2004 American League Hits Leaders (Ichiro/Michael Young/Vladimir Guerrero) #338. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps 2004 American League Hits Leaders (Ichiro/Michael Young/Vladimir Guerrero) #338. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Etopps Hotbox. Chicago National Sports Collectors Convention Exclusive.

2005 Topps Total #550. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Total #550. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Total #550. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Total #550. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Bowman's Best Black #8.

2005 Topps Bowman's Best #8. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Bowman's Best #8. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Bowman's Best #8. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Bowman's Best #8. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Turkey Red Suede (Prominent Base Ball Players) #50.

2005 Topps Pristine #25. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Pristine #25. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Pristine #25. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Pristine #25. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Bowman Heritage #156. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Bowman Heritage #156. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Bowman Heritage #156. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Bowman Heritage #156. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Rookie Cup #128. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Rookie Cup #128. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Rookie Cup #128. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2005 Topps Rookie Cup #128. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)



2006

2006 Fleer #SL-7. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Fleer #SL-7. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Fleer #SL-7. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Fleer #SL-7. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Fleer Tradition Goudey Greats #GG44. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Fleer Tradition Goudey Greats #GG44. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Fleer Tradition Goudey Greats #GG44. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Fleer Tradition Goudey Greats #GG44. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Fleer Tradition #86. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Fleer Tradition #86. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Fleer Tradition #86. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Fleer Tradition #86. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Fleer Team Leaders #TL-24. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Fleer Team Leaders #TL-24. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Fleer Team Leaders #TL-24. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Fleer Team Leaders #TL-24. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Bowman Heritage #250. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Bowman Heritage #250. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Bowman Heritage #250. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Bowman Heritage #250. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps #225. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps #225. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps #225. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps #225. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Chrome #225. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Chrome #225. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Chrome #225. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Chrome #225. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Bowman #50. Red Parallel.

2006 Topps Bowman #50. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Bowman #50. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Bowman #50. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Bowman #50. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Bowman Chrome #50. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Bowman Chrome #50. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Bowman Chrome #50. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Bowman Chrome #50. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Finest #90. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Finest #90. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Finest #90. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Finest #90. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Bowman #50. Red Parallel.

2006 Topps Triple Threads #15. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Triple Threads #15. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Triple Threads #15. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Triple Threads #15. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Allen & Ginter - The World Champions. Dick Perez Sketch Card #250. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One-of-one sketch, signed by the artist.)

2006 Topps Chrome Gold Superfractor #136.

2006 Topps Chrome #136. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Chrome #136. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Chrome #136. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Chrome #136. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini #200. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini #200. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini #200. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini #200. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini #361. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini #361. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini #361. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini #361. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Allen & Ginter: The World's Champions - Dick Perez Sketch #24.

2006 Topps Turkey Red (Prominent Base Ball Players) #361. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Turkey Red (Prominent Base Ball Players) #361. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Turkey Red (Prominent Base Ball Players) #361. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Turkey Red (Prominent Base Ball Players) #361. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Updates & Highlights #UH-320. Press Plate (Ichiro / J.J. Putz) - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Updates & Highlights #UH-320. Press Plate (Ichiro / J.J. Putz) - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Updates & Highlights #UH-320. Press Plate (Ichiro / J.J. Putz) - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Updates & Highlights #UH-320. Press Plate (Ichiro / J.J. Putz) - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Updates & Highlights #UH-218. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Updates & Highlights #UH-218. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Updates & Highlights #UH-218. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Updates & Highlights #UH-218. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Bowman Heritage Black #150.

2006 Topps Bowman Heritage #150. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Bowman Heritage #150. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Bowman Heritage #150. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Bowman Heritage #150. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Bowman Originals - Red #32.

2006 Topps Update Leaders (Stolen Bases) #205. Press Plate - (Ichiro / Carl Crawford / Chone Figgins) Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Update Leaders (Stolen Bases) #205. Press Plate - (Ichiro / Carl Crawford / Chone Figgins) Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Update Leaders (Stolen Bases) #205. Press Plate - (Ichiro / Carl Crawford / Chone Figgins) Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 Topps Update Leaders (Stolen Bases) #205. Press Plate - (Ichiro / Carl Crawford / Chone Figgins) Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 U.D. Epic #223. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 U.D. Epic #223. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 U.D. Epic #223. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 U.D. Epic #223. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 U.D. Superstar Theatre #ST-IS. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 U.D. Superstar Theatre #ST-IS. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 U.D. Superstar Theatre #ST-IS. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 U.D. Superstar Theatre #ST-IS. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 U.D. Epic Events #EE-29. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 U.D. Epic Events #EE-29. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 U.D. Epic Events #EE-29. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 U.D. Epic Events #EE-29. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 U.D. Epic Events #EE-57. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 U.D. Epic Events #EE-57. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 U.D. Epic Events #EE-57. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 U.D. Epic Events #EE-57. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 U.D. Epic Events #EE-59. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 U.D. Epic Events #EE-59. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 U.D. Epic Events #EE-59. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 U.D. Epic Events #EE-59. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 U.D. Epic Events #EE-62. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 U.D. Epic Events #EE-62. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 U.D. Epic Events #EE-62. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 U.D. Epic Events #EE-62. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 U.D. MLB Ovation #37. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 U.D. MLB Ovation #37. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 U.D. MLB Ovation #37. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 U.D. MLB Ovation #37. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 U.D. SPx #XI-IS. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 U.D. SPx #XI-IS. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 U.D. SPx #XI-IS. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 U.D. SPx #XI-IS. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 U.D. Ultimate #82. Press Plate - Cyan.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 U.D. Ultimate #82. Press Plate - Magenta.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 U.D. Ultimate #82. Press Plate - Yellow.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)

2006 U.D. Ultimate #82. Press Plate - Black.
    (One of four aluminum plates used to print color.)



2008

In 2008, NSA (National Sportscard Authenticators) began their new Game Used Memorabilia series, which of course includes Ichiro. Each card — newly created and NOT merely aftermarket recycled stuff — comes from the factory already slabbed (encased in plastic), with a generic Certificate of Authenticity on the back side.

There are 13 Ichiro cards in the 2008 series: three with a piece of a game used ball; four with a game used bat cut; and six with a game used jersey swatch.

Cards in the series are not individually numbered, though we list them in an order below which gives each a unique file name:

2008 NSA Game Used Memorabilia - Ball 1.

2008 NSA Game Used Memorabilia - Ball 2.

2008 NSA Game Used Memorabilia - Ball 3.

2008 NSA Game Used Memorabilia - Bat 4.

2008 NSA Game Used Memorabilia - Bat 5.

2008 NSA Game Used Memorabilia - Bat 6.

2008 NSA Game Used Memorabilia - Bat 7.

2008 NSA Game Used Memorabilia - Jersey 8.

2008 NSA Game Used Memorabilia - Jersey 9.

2008 NSA Game Used Memorabilia - Jersey 10.

2008 NSA Game Used Memorabilia - Jersey 11.

2008 NSA Game Used Memorabilia - Jersey 12.

2008 NSA Game Used Memorabilia - Jersey 13.



2009

March 2009: Series One group has 35 Ichiros, five with either a single jersey (three), or ball (two). The other 30 are "Dual" cards, 15 with two pieces of game used memorabilia, and 15 with a jersey/ball combo.

Samples three cards:


April 2009: Series Two group has 100 Ichiros: 25 Ichiro only; 25 Ichiro/Daisuke Matsuzaka dual; 24 Ichiro/Ken Griffey Jr. dual; and 26 Ichiro/Chien Ming Wang dual. All are some combination of balls, bats, and jerseys.

Samples four cards:


June 2009: Series Three "Past and Present" group has 65 Ichiros: 5 Willie Mays/Ichiro dual; 20 Mickey Mantle/Ichiro dual; 10 Babe Ruth/Ichiro dual; 10 Hank Aaron/Ichiro dual; 10 Lou Gehrig/Ichiro dual; and 10 Ted Williams/Ichiro dual. All are some combination of balls, bats, and jerseys.

Series Three. Sample 1 is three cards:

Series Three "Past and Present" Sample 2 is three more cards:


August 2009: The stunning Series Four is devoted to Ichiro's All-Star Jersey. 500 made.

Series Four. Sample 1 is 10 cards with All-Star and Mariners swatches:

Series Four. Sample 2 is 10 more cards:


October 2009: Series Five is devoted to Ichiro's Mariners home white jersey. 500 made.

Samples 10 cards with Mariners swatches:


December 2009: Series Six is devoted to Ichiro's Mariners home white jersey. 100 made.

Samples 10 cards with Mariners AND MLB swatches:



2010

January 2010: Series One is devoted to Ichiro's game used jerseys, baseballs, and bats. 100 made.

Samples 10 cards:


February 2010: Series Two is "Dual Stars — Hollywood Dual," featuring Asian superstars Ichiro and Bruce Lee. Making up the memorabilia is one of Ichiro's home jerseys and one of Bruce Lee's karate workout gis. This series was made exclusively for distribution in Asia. Unlike previous NSA Ichiro products, this is a numbered edition of 100; however, each is also a one-of-one since both images and swatches are all unique. The Certificate of Authenticity is modified to reflect the edition numbering.

Samples 10 cards:


March 2010: Series Three is titled "Two Unforgettable Rookie Years," and is a numbered edition of just five cards, spotlighting Ichiro in 2001 and Elvis in 1956. Each card has a piece of a game used Ichiro Mariners' jersey, and a shirt personally worn by Elvis. Every card is really a 1/1, with a unique pairing of photos of swatches. Note the gates of Graceland under the die-cuts. Each man became a king in his chosen profession, recognized by just their first name. The Certificate of Authenticity is modified to reflect the edition numbering. Cards conceived and produced by One-On-One, then manufactured by NSA.

All five are pictured:


April 2010: Series Four is a magnificent 51-card "Blue Wave Jersey" edition, exclusively focusing on 1992 through 2000 — Ichiro's years with the Orix Blue Wave in Japan. Made from one of Ichiro's authentic blue-and-gold game jerseys, every swatch used is multi-color, and every piece of color on the jersey appears somewhere in this set. These 51 gems are the first 1/1 cards ever of the pre-Mariners years. It also marks the first time any U.S. sports card company issued a series honoring Ichiro's Blue Wave career. A special treat is the debut of the only card known to picture him wearing "Suzuki" on his jersey instead of "Ichiro," as well as other previously unpublished images of a young Ichiro.One of the best Game Used Memorabilia sets we've ever seen! Cards conceived and produced by One-On-One, then manufactured by NSA.

Series Four Blue Wave Jersey edition. Sample 1 is 10 cards:

Series Four Blue Wave Jersey edition. Sample 2 is 10 more cards:

Series Four Blue Wave Jersey edition. Sample 3 is yet 10 more cards:


May 2010: Series Five is "Spring Training Edition" Game Used Bat. This is a numbered edition of 50; however, each is also a one-of-one since both images and swatches are all unique. The Certificate of Authenticity is modified to reflect the edition numbering.

Samples 10 cards:


June 2010: Series Six, "Gold Glove Edition, Part 1" is the first ever devoted exclusively to an Ichiro game used glove. 75 made. The Certificate of Authenticity is modified to reflect this edition.

Samples: 10 cards.

June 2010: Series Six, "Gold Glove Edition, Part 2." For this second set the typeface is switched from a serif font to sans-serif one. This came about because on Set 1 the serif "z" in Suzuki looks more like an "x" (though it is not). Another 75 were made.

Samples 10 cards.


August 2010: Series Seven Part 1 begins something very different: Titled the "International Cover Boy," the focus here is 100 of the endless magazines and books that feature Ichiro — especially on the front cover. Each card has a piece of a Seattle Mariners Game Used Base. Part 2 (another 100 cards) was issued in October. The Certificate of Authenticity is modified to reflect this edition. Cards conceived and produced by One-On-One, then manufactured by NSA.

Series Seven Part 1. Sample 1 is 10 cards:

Series Seven Part 1. Sample 2 is 10 more cards:

Series Seven Part 1. Sample 3 is another 10:


September 2010: Series Eight is a 100-card "Special Edition Game Used All-Star Batting Practice Jersey" set. Every card in the series has a multi-color swatch.

Series Eight. Sample 1 is 10 cards:

Series Eight. Sample 2 is 10 more cards:

Series Eight. Sample 3 is another 10:


October 2010: Series Seven Part 2: Completion of the distinctive "International Cover Boy" series. 100 made. Each card has a piece of a Seattle Mariners Game Used Base. Part 1 (also 100 cards) came out in August. The Certificate of Authenticity is modified to reflect this edition. Cards conceived and produced by One-On-One, then manufactured by NSA.

Series Seven Part 2. Sample 1 is 12 cards:

Series Seven Part 2. Sample 2 is 12 more cards:

Series Seven Part 2. Sample 3 is another dozen:


November 2010: Series Nine is a 100-card "Hollywood Triple Memorabilia" Edition, using a Game Used Jersey, Bat, and Ball. This is the first-ever NSA Ichiro series produced in the landscape (horizontal) format.

Series Nine.Sample 1 is six cards:

Series Nine. Sample 2 is six more cards:



2011

March 2011: Series One: The first release of 2011 is a very appropriate set of 10 cards honoring Ichiro's 10 consecutive years in MLB with more than 200 hits each. Has one card for each year (2001 through 2010) and indicates his number of hits that year. The memorabilia used is a jersey (buttonhole) swatch on five and a bat chip on five. Cards conceived and produced by One-On-One, then manufactured by NSA. Certificate of Authenticity is modified to reflect this edition.

All 10 cards are pictured:


March 2011: Series Two: This Gold Glove Award set is a companion to the above (10 consecutive years in MLB with more than 200 hits each). Has one card for each year (2001 through 2010) Ichiro won the coveted Rawlings Gold Glove Award. The memorabilia used is from a game-used glove. Cards conceived and produced by One-On-One, then manufactured by NSA. Certificate of Authenticity is modified to reflect this edition.

All 10 cards are pictured:


April 2011: Series Three: Just as the new MLB season began, NSA issued the 100-card "Opening Season 2011" set. Using a landscape layout, rather than portrait, allows space for the giant "51" die-cut area for the two swatches of Game Used Jersey.

Series Three. Sample 1 is six cards:

Series Three. Sample 2 is six more cards:


May 2011: Series Four: Not long after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, Ichiro donated one million dollars to the Japan Relief Fund. Accompanying the story of his generous gift, in some Japanese media coverage, was a fascinating photo of a mid-'90s baseball bearing Ichiro's signature, washed ashore on the beach amidst the debris. Those events inspired this set, with a significant portion of the procedes from sales going to the Japan Relief Fund. Reflecting Ichiro's humanatarian side, this 50-card series pictures him out of uniform and away from the baseball field, a concept never-before used for a sports card set. Obviously, the memorabilia swatch is from a game-used ball. Cards conceived and produced by One-On-One, then manufactured by NSA. The image of that ball on the beach provides the art for this edition's Certificate of Authenticity.

Series Four. Sample 1 is 10 cards:

Series Four. Sample 2 is eight more cards:

Series Four. Sample 3 is four cards:


July 2011: Series Five: Part two of the Japan Relief Fund set. Unlike the May edition, which focuses on Ichiro away from the workplace, these 50 cards feature Ichiro the baseball player. Again, the memorabilia swatch is from a game-used ball. Cards conceived and produced by One-On-One, then manufactured by NSA. To reflect the change, this edition has a slightly modified Certificate of Authenticity.

Series Five. Sample 1 is eight cards (Mariners):

Series Five. Sample 2 is eight more cards (Mariners and Pilots):

Series Five. Sample 3 is four cards (Mariners):

Series Five. Sample 4 is 10 cards (Orix Blue Wave and Japan WBC):


August 2011: Series Six: Ichiro 20th Anniversary (1992-2012) Boxed Set.

A custom-crafted one-of-one wooden box, with sliding rear panel providing access to the contents from either side. All artwork is permanently embeded into the wood using a decoupage process. Inside are 86 one-of-one, slabbed NSA cards, representing the four teams for which Ichiro played in his 20 years. The cards in those four groups are numbered sequentially. Though not known at the time this lavish set was made, this seems to be the final NSA baseball-related product.

View the front and back of the box.

Rear view with door open showing two levels of cards.

The memorabilia swatches are from game-used jerseys reflecting the team holding his rights at the time. One-On-One created the box. Cards were conceived and produced by One-On-One, then manufactured by NSA. Total weight of the box and contents is nearly 20 pounds (9 kgs).

Back side of each card has this Certificate of Authenticity.

Since this unique collection is something very special, we will picture every one of the 86 cards:

Cards 1 through 8 (Orix Blue Wave)

Cards 9 through 12 (Orix Blue Wave and Hilo lStars)

Cards 13 through 20 (Seattle Mariners)

Cards 21 through 28 (Seattle Mariners)

Cards 29 through 36 (Seattle Mariners)

Cards 37 through 44 (Seattle Mariners)

Cards 45 through 52 (Seattle Mariners)

Cards 53 through 60 (Seattle Mariners)

Cards 61 through 68 (Seattle Mariners)

Cards 69 through 76 (Seattle Mariners)

Cards 77 through 80 (Seattle Mariners)

Cards 81 through 86 (Japan's Championship World Baseball Classic Team)




2012

One on One - "Ichiro is a Yankee!"

July 24, 2012

Less than 24 hours after the Mariners announced that Ichiro had been traded to the New York Yankees. In his first at-bat for N.Y., Ichiro singled, then stole second base, thus beginning a new era.
There are two nearly identical cards, each being a 1/1. The first is a pre-production prototype, easily identified by its wrap-around, hologram foil strip, which reads "Official." The second one made has no foil strip.

This is not only a one-of-one (both are), but is the world's first baseball card with him in a Yankee's uniform (No. 31).


One on One - "Ichiro in New York"

July 31, 2012 (on the 2012 MLB Trading Deadline)

A custom-crafted (wood box with metal lid) boxed set of 31 distinctive cards depicting Ichiro's first week in a Yankees uniform, including his first home run swing (July 30) for his new team, and 100th in MLB (image #10).
This is the back side of each card

Pictured below are all 31 cards in this unique box (seen here with top on and off)

Cards 1 through 10

Cards 11 through 20

Cards 21 through 31


One on One - "The New Bronx Bomber"

August 31, 2012

Commemorative 12-card boxed set of Ichiro's first two-homer game in New York. Each of 12 one-of-one cards captures a moment in exact sequence — from an instant before the ball meets his bat to his responding to the crowd at Yankee Stadium's demand for Ichrio to come out of the dugout for a tip of the cap.

See the complete set in order

Here is the back side of each card

And now the box with lid on, and then off


One on One - "Another Amazing Series"

September 24, 2012

Three cards that capture moments from three games, Sept. 19 and 20. In this series, Ichiro went nine for 12, with three doubles, one home run, four RBI, plus four stolen bases and a game-saving catch! Issued September 24.

Card 1:

Card 2:

Card 3:

Here is the back side of each card


One on One - "Player of the Week"

September 28, 2012

Issued four days after Major League Baseball named Ichiro the American League Player of the Week — the fourth time in his career to be so honored. This weekly award didn't begin until 2003, meaning Ichrio would surely have several more in his trophy case if his many great weeks in 2001 and 2002 were elligible.

Card 1: 2004 (Aug. 2-8)

Card 2: 2006 (May 29 - June 4)

Card 3: 2010 (Sept. 20-26)

Card 4: 2012 (Sept. 17-23)


One on One - "Ichiro Against All Odds"

October 16, 2012

A permanent reminder of one of the most incredible scoring plays in postseason history. The title is perfect, as Ichiro does indeed defy the odds, as well as gravity. Unlike any card set we've ever seen, this 10-card sequence is in a spiral-bound (coil) format, with images and descriptions of the 10 key moments making up this dramatic feat. View the complete package below.

Front cover

Front and back sides of the first five cards

Front and back sides of the next five cards

Back cover


One on One - "Ichiro 2012 ALCS"

Oct. 23, 2012

Ichiro was one of only three Yankees to shine in the postseason (Derek Jeter and Raul Ibanez being the others), and this card recaps his hitting and fielding excellence in the American League Championship Series (vs. Detroit).


One on One - "Ichiro - 12 Years of Excellence"

Nov. 6, 2012

Honors Ichiro's 12 years in Major League Baseball (2001-2012).


One on One - "Ichiro Is a Yankee Through 2014"

Dec. 20, 2012

Issued the day after Ichiro signed on for another two years with the Yankees.



2013

One on One - "2013 Spring Training"

March 30, 2013

Ichiro completes his first spring training camp with the Yankees, where he did VERY well. We believe this is the first "spring training" Ichiro card ever.


One on One - "His Career and Single Season Mariners' Franchise Records"

May 15, 2013

Honors most of the Seattle franchise records held or shared by Ichiro.


One on One - "Silver Signature Series"

June 7, 2013

The first One on One signed card, featuring a brilliant signature in silver, on a piece of fabric with the MLB logo. Ichiro signed this in 2004, the year he set the all-time hits record (262) for a single season.


One on One - "2,700 Hits!"

July 25, 2013

Reflects Ichiro's 2,700th MLB hit, and his 3,978th career hit. Front and back are pictured.


One on One - "4,000 Hits!"

August 21, 2013

On this day, Ichiro stroked his 4,000th career hit as a professional player. This is the world's first baseball card, or anything for that matter, to honor this extrmely rare milestone. He is only the third player in history to reach 4,000 hits.


One on One - "August 21, 2013 - 4,000 Hits!"

August 23, 2013

Four iconic images — two frames before and two after — Ichiro's 4,000th hit. Front side of all four cards are pictured outside their custom holder.

This is a front view of the complete package; a permanent display that ensures all four cards are protected, kept together in order, and with both sides easily visable.

Here is the back side of each card


One on One - "N.Y. Honors Ichiro's 4,000 Hits!"

September 27, 2013

Two cards reflecting key moments from a pre-game (September 20th vs. S.F. Giants) ceremony at Yankee Stadium.

(Top) Knowing that Ichiro is a sure-fire inductee at Cooperstown, two top executives from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Jeff Idelson (President) and Bradford Horn (Senior Director of Communications and Education), are on hand to honor Ichiro. They also came to pick up the jersey worn by Ichiro when he collected hit number 4,000, which he willingly donated to be displayed at the Hall of Fame Museum.

(Bottom) Yankees' Senior Vice-President and Assistant General Manager, Jean Afterman, presents Ichiro with a custom-engraved Waterford Crystal vase. The inscription reads:

Presented to Ichiro Suzuki
In recognition of becomming one of only three players in baseball history to compile 4,000 career hits at the highest level of play in Japan and the United States
The Pacific League total: 1,278
The Major League Baseball total: 2,722
The milestone achieved August 21, 2013
Presented by the New York Yankees

Both cards are pictured

Here is the back side of both cards


One on One - "Ichiro: The Hall Awaits You!"

October 4, 2013

With the 2013 season over for the Yankees, and for Ichiro, this card compares his 22-year career batting stats to those of every great MLB player, ever. This is the first time in print, whether sports card, magazine, newspaper, or any publication, for this specific analysis.



2014


One on One - "Sensational Signature"

January 2, 2014

This story begins in October 2001, when the Seattle Mariners hosted the N.Y. Yankees in the first two games of the American League Championship Series. Someone in the Mariners organization kept one of the game-used specially designed bases as a souvenir of the ALCS, as well as their 116-win season. Then on March 22, 2006, at the team's spring training site in Peoria, Ariz., representatives from Mill Creek Sports Cards and ADA Financial met with Ichiro who signed the base. A card commemorating the signing of one of the more unusual items has now been made. Front and back are pictured.

As a companion piece to the 1/1 base, and the 1/1 card, a special 8" x 11" display was also made, with enlarged images of what is found on the card, and the Mill Creek COA. Also seen is an uncut, untrimmed 1/1 card, with all the original crop marks and alignment guides. Both sides of the uncut card are shown, though only the front side is pictured here:


One on One - "Milestone Moment - October 2001"

July 3, 2014

Ichiro becomes the first, and still the only, player to be named Rookie of the Month five times! One of four cards in this Milestone Moment series.

One on One - "Milestone Moment - October 4, 2010"

July 3, 2014

Ichiro completes a 10-year run for the ages, and one not likely to be equaled. One of four cards in this Milestone Moment series.

One on One - "Milestone Moment - June 23, 2014"

July 3, 2014

Ichiro bats for the 12,365th time as a professional, making him second only to Pete Rose for career at-bats. One of four cards in this Milestone Moment series.

One on One - "Milestone Moment - July 2, 2014"

July 3, 2014

Ichiro plays in the 3,082nd game of his professional career, moving him up to fourth all-time in this category. One of four cards in this Milestone Moment series.


One on One - "An All Star for 10 consecutive Years"

July 15, 2014 (Same day as 2014 All Star Game)

One card for each year, 2001 through 2010.

Back side of each card is shown here:


One on One - "The Most ..."

August 1, 2014

When it comes to hits, at-bats, and games played, no one in the history of Major League Baseball equals Ichiro's totals for their first 10 years.


One on One - "Milestone Moment - August 6, 2014"

August 19, 2014

"Baseball America" names Ichiro the "Best Tools Player of the Millennium," and he earns this honor running away from the pack.


One on One - "Best Average in the Bronx"

October 1, 2014

With the Yankee's 2014 season now in the books, Ichiro's batting average this year was .284. Though well under his career average, his 102 hits for 359 AB was still number one on the team among regulars (150 or more AB, or at least 50 games played).


One on One - "Ichiro - 23 Years of Excellence: 1992-2014"

December 18, 2014

Combined career hits: 4,122; and batting average: .335.



2015


One on One - "New Team Old Number" Ichiro Signs with the Miami Marlins for 2015 Season

January 29, 2015

Five Marlins executives flew to Tokoyo to hold a press conference introducing the addition of Ichiro to their team. Pictured on the back side of the card with Ichiro are Marlins president David Samson (L) and general manager Dan Jennings (R).


One on One - "Welcome to Miami (First Day of Spring Training)"

February 26, 2015

Ichiro meets the media, both local and a large group from Japan. He also got to know his new teammates, joking with them in three languages: English, Japanese, and Spanish.


One on One - "Ichiro: A Model of Consistency"

March 2, 2015

Presents an incredibly amazing statistic that has, to the best of our knowledge, never before been the focus of a card.


One on One - "Ichiro's First At-Bat As a Marlin"

April 6, 2015

Front pictures Ichiro when, as a Marlin, he first stepped into the batter's box in a regular season game. Back side is the back side of the first fan wearing an Ichiro jersey to jump out of his seat when Ichiro got his first hit for Miami (April 8th).


One on One - "Milestone Moment - April 25, 2015"

April 27, 2015

Ichiro becomes the all-time leading scorer among all Japanese players. His run scored on this day gave him 1,310 in MLB to go with 658 in Japan (658). His career total of 1,968 is No. 1 for any Japanese player ever.


One on One - "Milestone Moment - April 29, 2015"

May 5, 2015

In a game vs. the N.Y. Mets, Ichiro hits his first ever out-of-the-park home run against a National League foe. His only previous one was in San Francisco against the National League in the 2007 All Star Game. That time it was an inside-the-park home run, and Ichiro is still the only one in history to accomplish that feat.


One on One - "Miami Loves Him!"

May 15, 2015

In a home game vs. the Washington Nationals (April 26, 2015), Ichiro singled to drive in a run. As he sped to first base, the Marlins' TV play-by-play announcer had some quoteable words on how much the team and the fans appreciate No. 51.


One on One - "Milestone Moment - 2,900 MLB Hits"

August 5, 2015

In a home game vs. the Washington Nationals (July 29, 2015), Ichiro doubled to drive in a run. Front shows the ball a split second from being crushed by Ichiro's bat. On the reverse, the ball is seen on its way down the left field line for MLB hit No. 2,900 ... and career hit No. 4,178.


One on One - "Milestone Moment: 4,192 Hits - August 15, 2015"

August 19, 2015

Playing the Cardinals in St. Louis, Ichiro gets career hit No. 4,192, thus passing Ty Cobb and moving into second place on the all-time hit list. Now with just 65 more hits, easily accomplished in 2016, Ichiro will pass Pete Rose and become the most prolific hitter in baseball history.


One on One - "Milestone Moment: Ichiro Pitches for the Marlins!"

October 5, 2015

On October 4th, facing the Phillies in Philadelphia, the Miami Marlins sent Ichiro out to the mound to pitch the bottom of the 8th inning. In this, his 3,308th career game as a professional, he pitched for the first time ever. And his performance was excellent!



2016


One on One - "Milestone Moment: 4,457 Hits"

June 18, 2016

Playing the Padres in San Diego (June 15th), Ichiro gets career hit No. 4,457, thus passing Pete Rose and become the most prolific hitter in baseball history.


One on One - "Milestone Moment: 3,000 MLB Hits"

August 8, 2016

Playing the Padres in San Diego (August 7th), Ichiro gets MLB hit No. 3,000.



2017


One on One - "Milestone Moment: Ichiro's 2017 Return to Safeco Field"

April 18/19, 2017

The Seattle Mariners' management and players (current and retired), and a packed house honor Ichiro. And he thrilled them with a blast ... literally.


  

THE ILLUSTRATED ICHIRO CARDOGRAPHY

PART ONE: CARDS MADE IN THE U.S.A.


Donruss 2001
Donruss 2002
Donruss 2003
Fleer 2001
Fleer 2002
Fleer 2003
Topps 2001
Topps 2002
Topps 2003
Upper Deck 2001
Upper Deck 2002
Upper Deck 2003
Other
Brands

Factory-issued One of One Cards Cards with Authentic Ichiro Signature

 

PART TWO: CARDS MADE IN JAPAN AND ELSEWHERE


BBM
(Japan)
Calbee
(Japan)
Takara
(Japan)
Upper Deck
(Japan)
Other
Brands

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