Props to Topps on Hyun-Jin Ryu’s 2014 release featuring his Korean League statistics

Just want to take a quick minute and give props to Topps for the inclusion of the Korean League statistics on Hyun-Jin Ryu’s 2014 Topps and Topps Opening Day releases. To my knowledge this is the first time Topps — or any company for that matter — has included full, year-by-year statistics for a player who has come to Major League Baseball from a professional league in another country. It’s nice to see how a player faired against competition elsewhere, even if the statistics don’t exactly translate to MLB.

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**edited: Commenter advises 2001 Topps Ichiro rookie card has year-by-year Japanese statistics. Good call, I stand corrected.

One Response to “Props to Topps on Hyun-Jin Ryu’s 2014 release featuring his Korean League statistics”

  1. npbcardguy Says:

    The 2001 Topps Ichiro had his Japanese stats on the back.

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