Ichiro Suzuki’s “Journey to 3000” is this week’s Topps #TBT pack

artbb-cckb28-16tbt-10-secondary1.pngThe best players of today on new cards using memorable designs of yesteryear is the point of the 2016 Topps #TBT, an ongoing baseball card set from Topps that has been released one pack a week this summer.

And this week the players are all Ichiro Suzuki and his “Journey to 3,000” that ended on Sunday at Coors Field in Colorado.

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Six cards using a subset design from the 1992 Topps set all feature Suzuki. Here’s a rundown:

  1. First MLB hit (TBT card no. 48)
  2. 3000th MLB hit (TBT card no. 49)
  3. MLB record 262 hits in a season (TBT card no. 50)
  4. Inside the park Home Run at all star game (TBT card no. 51)
  5. Hit number 4,257 across Japan/MLB (TBT card no. 52)
  6. Ichiro wins ROY and MVP Same season (TBT card no. 53)

The print runs each week will be revealed after the sales window closes. The first six-card pack will cost $19.99 for one with a discounted price of $49.99 for three. There will be free shipping with Smartpost. These are only initially available on Topps.com.

“Throwback Thursday is a fun way to blend the nostalgia of Topps with the celebration of today’s stars,” said Jeff Heckman, Topps’ Director of New Product Development & eCommerce Marketplace. “We kicked it off with one of the most-popular trading card designs in history, and we have some great themes lined up for coming weeks that will excite baseball fans and collectors.”

THE RUNDOWN ON 2016 Topps #TBT
Week 1 — 1955 Bowman (1,665 packs sold)
Week 2 — 1958 Topps (730 packs sold)
Week 3 — 1958 Topps TV Westerns (785 packs sold)
Week 4 — 1955 Topps All-American (775 packs sold)
Week 5 — 1959 Topps All-Star design (946 packs sold)
Week 6 — 1975 Topps MVPs (570 packs sold)
Week 7 — 1962 Topps Ken Griffey Jr. & Mike Piazza (753 packs sold)
Week 8 — Click here for the intergalactic twist. (989 packs sold)
Week 9 — 1980 Topps Highlights (TBD packs sold)
Week 10 — 1992 Topps Ichiro Suzuki (TBD packs sold)

2016 Topps #TBT Baseball Checklist
1 — Bryce Harper
2 — Mike Trout
3 — Clayton Kershaw
4 — Kris Bryant
5 — Trevor Story
6 — Corey Seager
7 — Yoenis Cespedes
8 — Giancarlo Stanton
9 — Bryce Harper
10 — Carlos Beltran
11 — Nomar Mazara
12 — Jose Bautista
13 — Nolan Ryan
14 — Clayton Kershaw
15 — Noah Syndergaard
16 — Jake Arrieta
17 — Stephen Strasburg
18 — Madison Bumgarner
19 — Ted Williams
20 — Jackie Robinson
21 — Stan Musial
22 — Duke Snider
23 — Warren Spahn
24 — Ralph Kiner
25 — Jake Arrieta
26 — Francisco Lindor
27 — Corey Seager
28 — Xander Bogaerts
29 — Noah Syndergaard
30 — Aledmys Diaz
31 — Willie Mays
32 — Mike Trout
33 — Cal Ripken Jr.
34 — Gary Carter
35 — Steve Garvey
36 — Ken Griffey Jr. 1992 All-Star Game MVP
37 — Mike Piazza 1996 All-Star Game MVP
38 — Ken Griffey Jr. Robs HR at Tiger Stadium
39 — Mike Piazza Post-9/11 home run
40 — Ken Griffey Jr. scores game-winner in 1995 ALDS
41 — Mike Piazza Bids farewell to Shea
42 — Roberto Clemente/Hank Aaron
43 — Stan Musial/Lou Brock
44 — Carl Yastrzemski/Wade Boggs
45 — Cal Ripken/George Brett
46 — Tony Gwynn/Dave Winfield
47 — Rod Carew/Willie Mays
48 — Ichiro Suzuki’s first MLB hit
49 — Ichiro Suzuki’s 3,000th MLB hit
50 — Ichiro Suzuki’s MLB record 262 hits in a season
51 — Ichiro Suzuki’s inside-the-park home run at All-Star Game
52 — Ichiro Suzuki’s hit No. 4,257 across Japan/MLB
53 — Ichiro wins ROY and MVP in 2001

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