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

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , on March 27, 2014 by Cardboard Icons

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.


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