For the heck of it, I figured I'd spend a little bit of time checking out what Baseball cards exist of our newest potential overseas signing, Hyun-Jin Ryu. Fortunately, I wasn't disappointed I looked. There is an American card with Ryu on it from 2009. It is from the 2009 Bowman Sterling set, and is a part of the WBC Relics inserts. Check out the above gold refractor card with a piece of game-used uniform embedded within it. From what I can tell, this is his only American Baseball card.
I also ran across a Ryu card from Korea. Via a blog called Japanese Baseball Cards is a 2010 Korean Baseball card set featuring 64 cards; including Ryu. See it below.
From the here, the well had run dry. So, I decided to make a few of my own. Check out some of my Hyun-Jin Ryu Baseball card creations.
Below is a Ryu card I made in the style of a gaming card.
Since Ryu was born in 1987 I figured I should use the Topps set design from that year and make the below card.
Here's a 1959 Topps Hyun-Jin Ryu card in his Hanwha Eagles Korean team uniform.
Okay, I admit it. I went a little crazy this weekend. Here's a pic showing him celebrating after shutting out Canada in a preliminary match at the Beijing Olympics.
Then look what I found. A Ryu Street Fighter card.
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