Collecting Topps Ichiro 2001

TOPPS 2001



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Topps #726.
    Ichiro card only: $15 - $25
    Complete Mariners team set: $25 - $35

Topps Gold #726.
    (2,001 numbered cards made.) $125 - $175

Topps Gold Home Team Advantage #726.
    (Available only to H.T.A. dealers. Has "Home Team Advantage" gold foil stamp.)
    Ichiro card only: $25 - $40
    Complete 790+ Factory Set: $50 - $80

Topps Gold #726. Tiffany Set Limited Edition.
    (4,000 numbered sets/cards made. Unlike the basic #726, has "Limited Edition" at bottom.)
    Ichiro card only: $50 - $75
    Complete, boxed 790+ card set: $200 - $250

Topps #726. Promotional Issue for Topps Employees.
    (Topps made 480 total Employee Sets, though not all of the 480 Ichiro cards have the embossed — not printed — Limited Edition identification. Complete set is accompanied by a copy of a letter from the Topps president, which you can read here.)
    Ichiro card only: $600 - $700
    Complete set: $800 - $1200

Topps #726. Error Card.
    (Mistakenly has a Ricky Ledee [#654] front side backed with Ichiro card [#726] back side.) $350 - $450

Topps #726. Error Card.
    (Mistakenly has an Ichiro front side backed with a Roberto Clemente [#784] card back side.) $200 - $300

Topps #726. Error Card.
    (All gold foil printing is seriously flawed.) $100 - $150

Topps #726. Seattle Mariners 2003 Cruise Edition.
    (1 numbered card made, using a 2001 issue. Gold foil stamped. Includes Certificate of Authenticity and gold seal. Click Here for the complete 51-card list making up this series.) $50 - $100

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 just 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.) $2,000 - $2,500

Topps Heritage Prevue Edition #726.
    (Has Heritage stamp at top left. Issued in 2003.) $5 - $10

Topps Reserve #151 "Rookie Card."
    (Not numbered on back. Standard edition is numbered to 1,500. Not discovered until 2006, thus the lower value than the 2001 card that is numbered.) $50 - $75

Topps Reserve #151 "Rookie Card."
    (1,500 numbered cards made. Same number as "Gallery" card below, but with completely different art.) $150 - $250

Bowman Gallery (Museum Edition) English #151.
    (Available by mail with a Redemption Coupon.) $30 - $50

Bowman English Chrome Refractor #351.
    (250 un-numbered cards made. Available by mail with a Redemption Coupon.) $150 - $250

Bowman English Chrome X-Fractor #351.
    (100 un-numbered cards made. Available by mail with a Redemption Coupon.) $300 - $400

Bowman English Chrome Gold Refractor #351.
    (Numbered as though an edition of 99, but since only the odd numbers are the English version, just 50 exist. Available by mail with a Redemption Coupon.) $500 - $700

Bowman Gallery (Museum Edition) Japanese #151.
    (Available by mail with a Redemption Coupon.) $30 - $50

Bowman Gallery (Museum Edition) Japanese #151. Gods of the Game Platinum 1/1 Edition.
    (1 numbered card made. Silver foil stamped. Issued in 2003. Click Here for the complete 162-card list making up this series.) $20 - $30

Bowman Japanese Chrome Refractor #351.
    (250 un-numbered cards made. Available by mail with a Redemption Coupon.) $150 - $250

Bowman Japanese Chrome X-Fractor #351.
    (100 un-numbered cards made. Available by mail with a Redemption Coupon.) $300 - $400

Bowman Japanese Chrome Gold Refractor #351.
    (Numbered as though an edition of 99, but since only the even numbers are the Japanese version, just 49 exist. Available by mail with a Redemption Coupon.) $500 - $700

Bowman's Best Rookie Card #162.
    (2,999 numbered cards made.) $60 - $90

Topps Reserve "Mystery Card." Not an Ichiro Item!
    (Promises a "Numbered mystery rookie card with an autograph," which buyers hoped — and many sellers hinted — meant an Ichiro card. We have yet to learn of anyone getting an Ichiro. Ours turned out to be a Joe Thurston card.)

Topps - E-Topps #100.
    (Sold online from the Topps web site. Encased in plastic, with silver foil sealing sticker and gold foil sticker with sequential number.) $10 - $20

Topps - E-Topps #100. Uncut sheet of 38 cards.
    (50 made, though not a unumberd edition. Made available in 2005 via the Topps catalog, by using purchasing points. Size is 20" x 27.") $600 - $700

Topps 2001 Rookies of the Year #T99 (Ichiro / Albert Pujols).
    $10 - $15

Topps Chrome 2001 Rookies of the Year #T99 (Ichiro / Albert Pujols).
    $25 - $35

Topps Chrome Retrofractor 2001 Rookies of the Year #T99 (Ichiro / Albert Pujols).
    $200 - $300

Topps Gold 2001 Rookies of the Year #T99 (Ichiro / Albert Pujols).
    (2,001 numbered cards made.) $75 - $125

Topps Chrome #T266.
    $30 - $60

Topps Chrome Retrofractor #T266.
    $200 - $300
    Note: Numbered Gold parallels exist for all cards #1 through #265, but not for #266.

Bowman Cut-Out Card
    (According to Topps, contract problems caused them to cease production of this Ichiro card, though some had already been printed. As with similar cards that the manufacturer didn't want in circulation — such as Levar Arrington's 2000 MVP Upper Deck #189 — they die-cut all but the border of the card. Still, some of these cut-out, border-only, cards found their way into packs. Thus far, we know of three examples, each of which is cut in exactly the same manner. The reason the borders are kept intact is that the uncut sheets have other cards sharing borders. We have yet to learn of an uncut copy of this card. Does anyone reading this have a Topps/Bowman 2001 Sell Sheet that lists and/or pictures this card?) $15 - $25

Bowman Draft Picks #BDP84.
    $20 - $30

Topps Own the Game #OG12.
    $8 - $12

Topps Own the Game #OG12. Diamond 1/1 Edition.
    ("1 numbered card made. Silver foil stamped.) $20 - $30

Topps Own the Game #OG14.
    $8 - $12

Topps Own the Game #OG14. Gem Collection 1/1.
    $8 - $12

Topps League Leaders - AL Batting Avg. #337. (Ichiro / Jason Giambi / Roberto Alomar.)
    $5 - $8

Topps League Leaders - AL Batting Avg. #337. (Ichiro / Jason Giambi / Roberto Alomar.) Gods of the Game Platinum 1/1 Edition.
    (1 numbered card made. Silver foil stamped. Issued in 2003. Click Here for the complete 162-card list making up this series.) $20 - $30

Topps League Leaders - AL Batting Avg. #337. (Ichiro / Jason Giambi / Roberto Alomar.) Gem Emerald 1/1 Collection.
    (1 numbered card made, issued in 2003. Green foil stamped.) $20 - $30

Topps League Leaders - AL Batting Avg. #337. (Ichiro / Jason Giambi / Roberto Alomar.) Project Backpack 1 of 1 Edition.
    (1 numbered card made. Gold foil stamped with Project Backpack logo. Click Here for the complete list of Ichiro cards in this series.) $20 - $30

Topps League Leaders - AL Runs #338. (Ichiro / Alex Rodriguez / Bret Boone.)
    $5 - $8

Topps League Leaders - AL Runs #338. (Ichiro / Alex Rodriguez / Bret Boone.) Project Backpack 1 of 1 Edition.
    (1 numbered card made. Gold foil stamped with Project Backpack logo. Click Here for the complete list of Ichiro cards in this series.) $20 - $30

Topps United We Stand #363. (Ichiro / Tom Lampkin / Bret Boone: Angels vs. Mariners.)
    $5 - $8

Topps United We Stand #363. Gods of the Game Platinum 1/1 Edition.
    (1 numbered card made. Silver foil stamped. Issued in 2003. Click Here for the complete 162-card list making up this series.) $20 - $30

Topps United We Stand #363. Project Backpack 1 of 1 Edition.
    (1 numbered card made. Gold foil stamped with Project Backpack logo. Click Here for the complete list of Ichiro cards in this series.) $20 - $30

Topps United We Stand #363. Gem Collection 1/1.
    (1 numbered card made, issued in 2003. Green foil stamped.) $20 - $30

Topps Hobby Masters #HM6.
    $8 - $12

Topps Stadium Club Reel Time #RT6.
    $5 - $8

Topps Stadium Club #51.
    $5 - $8

Topps Stadium Club #51. Diamond 1/1 Edition.
    (1 numbered card made. Silver foil stamped.) $20 - $30

Topps Stadium Club #51. Gods of the Game Platinum 1/1 Edition.
    (1 numbered card made. Silver foil stamped. Issued in 2003. Click Here for the complete 162-card list making up this series.) $20 - $30

Topps Stadium Club #51. Gem Emerald 1/1 Collection.
    (1 numbered card made, issued in 2003. Green foil stamped.) $20 - $30

Bowman Heritage #352.
    (Black and white card.) $20 - $40

Topps 2002 #225.
    $5 - $10

Topps 2002 #225. Diamond 1/1 Edition.
    (1 numbered card made. Silver foil stamped.) $20 - $30

Topps 2002 #225. Gods of the Game Platinum 1/1 Edition.
    (1 numbered card made. Embossed "Gods" logo. Issued in 2003.) $20 - $30

Topps 2002 #225. Gem Emerald 1/1 Collection.
    (1 numbered card made, issued in 2003. Green foil stamped.) $20 - $30

Topps 2002 Chrome #225.
    $10 - $20

Topps 2002 Home Team Advantage Edition #225.
    (Has gold foil "Home Team Advantage" stamp on front.) $8 - $12

Topps 2002 #225. Error Card No. 1.
    (Front is normal, but back printing is not properly centered. Has a portion of another player's card added to the left, while some of the Ichiro card is missing on right.) $25 - $35

Topps 2002 #225. Error Card No. 2.
    (Front pictures Ichiro, but gold foil stamp reads "Jeromy Burnitz." Gold Topps logo is printed upside-down. Back is identical to standard Burnitz card, No. 230,) $25 - $35

Topps Gold All Star Rookie - 51 Years of Collecting #225.
    (2,002 numbered cards made.) $50 - $90

Topps Chrome Refractor #225.
    (50 numbered cards made.) $100 - $200

All prices shown are for Near-Mint to Mint condition. Cards graded and sealed may sell for more than is shown here, as can those for Game Used Base and Ball swatches that are multi-color (logos, stitching, etc.) or show wear (scuffs, stains, etc.).

  

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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