The Topps Company and their fast-growing on-demand platform TOPPS NOW™ today announced that they are honoring baseball legend Ichiro Suzuki with not one but two types of special cards for fans. The first, an incredible TOPPS NOW card, features Ichiro for his monumental 3,000th hit during Sunday night’s Miami Marlins win over the Colorado Rockies. The second type are extraordinary TOPPS NOW exclusive cards limited to 99 copies or less which include commemorative relic pieces of a game-used base from Sunday’s game where Ichiro hit an iconic triple to secure his place in history and MLB record books as the first Japanese player to reach this milestone in Major League Baseball.
Cards will only be available to order for 24 hours from Topps.com and then ship to fans within 3-5 business days. TOPPS NOW was launched at the start of the MLB season and has been a tremendous hit among fans with hundreds of thousands of cards ordered to date.
New York Mets’ Bartolo Colon remains the most ordered TOPPS NOW card of 2016 with over 8,000 cards delivered following the All-Star pitcher’s unbelievably glorious home run against the San Diego Padres in May. David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox has the second-most demanded card to date with over 4500 cards ordered for his memorable All-Star Game helmet tip. The TOPPS NOW Ichiro commemorative relic card marks only the second time such a TOPPS NOW relic card has been offered. The first TOPPS NOW commemorative relic card offer which featured All-Star Game MVP Eric Hosmer of the Kansas City Royals sold out in just 20 minutes.