when i first pulled this card out of a pack of 2018 topps
so i went for his 1983 insert
which does show his complete major league stats on the back
now that would have been a fitting final tribute, except topps left off his 2017 stat line. that kind of screw-up is typical of topps these days.
anyway, the mariners not become nostalgic for one of the most popular players they've ever had, and ichiro suited up for them on opening day and officially extended his playing career into the 2018 season. so, while these cards no longer fit into my final tribute mini collection, i will save a spot for an ichiro card in 2019.
in honor of ichiro's return to seattle, i will show a card that will stay in one of my mini collections. it is from upper deck's 2001 pros & prospects ichiro world tour insert set.
here's the getty images proof) when ichiro went just 1 for 4 with a double and a run scored.