Thursday, October 31, 2019

A Hyun-Jin Ryu Baseball Card Checklist

With the season now officially over and the likelihood that hurler Hyun-Jin Ryu will not be remaining in Dodger Blue, I thought it would be fun to take a look at a bunch of Ryu's early Baseball cards. I begin by taking a peek at several World Baseball Classic cards issued for him in 2009 to his first year as a Dodger in 2013.

Surprisingly, there aren't a lot of Korean cards bearing his name. In fact, I could only find one Korean-based card (if I missed something please let me know). There are at least three American-based issues released prior to the Korean card. Why? I dunno.

Additionally, there are numerous limited inserts available that I could not find pics of. If you happen to have a photo please pass that along. Now, on to the cards. BTW, there were numerous Ryu cards available through Panini, but I have not yet seen one autographed card -- even though several are noted on checklists. I suspect they were never issued -- i.e. Panini's America's Pastime.

2009 Bowman Sterling

World Baseball Classic Relics

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I would like to extend a big Blue Heaven congratulations to the Nationals for their World Series Championship. Out of curiosity, if Kershaw is a choker then what is Verlander? He's 0-6 in World Series games. I must confess that there's a little bit of joy in knowing that Bryce Harper will not be celebrating with that team. BTW, the Dodgers were the only team to win a postseason home game against the Nationals during these playoffs. I can't believe Fernando Rodney finally won a championship. Lastly, a congrats to former Dodgers Brian Dozier, Howie Kendrick, Javy Guerra and Dan Hudson on their new rings.

Photo above via Nationals on twitter. Below are more links to check out: