Signed Ichiro Cards


SIGNED CARDS



Finding just the signed Ichiro cards amongst the complete Cardography can be quite a challenge, so we've done it for you.

This section documents only factory-signed cards, nearly all of which are directly from Upper Deck. Seven are one-of-one cards, and they have a special notation.

Most of the cards listed here have the signature right on the card itself ("on card"); however, some have a signed, cut piece of paper sandwiched in the card during the production process. They are identified as such below by an asterisk following the card number.

These "cuts" are no more or less desirable, merely the result of a different configuration. After all, how else can they come up with a card signed by Ichiro and the late Ted Williams?

Not referenced here are the many cards that merely have a printed signature, sometimes known as a faux signature. We also do not list cards presented to Ichiro by a fan requesting an autograph, or those where the signing is in conjunction with personal appearances at conventions or retail locations.

Another use for this service is that by providing so many examples of guaranteed Ichiro signatures, you can easily compare them to any of questionable authenticity.

Most items purported to be signed by Ichiro are fakes, and identifiable as such at first glance. Others are closer to the real thing and should be compared side-by-side to these known originals.

Remember also, any Certificate of Authenticity is no better than the person or company offering it. Anyone can print one!

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1. U.D. '01 SPx Prospect Jersey #150*.
    (1,000 un-numbered cards made.)

2. U.D. '01 SPx Prospect Jersey #150*. Buyback Edition.
    (50 hand-numbered cards made, three of which — numbers 17 through 19 — are this SPx. Includes "Buyback Guarantee." Same basic card as #150 above, but repackaged and issued about seven months later.)

3. U.D. '01 Game Used Jersey #J-IS.
    (200 numbered cards made.)

4. U.D. '01 Game Used Jersey Gold #J-IS.
    (25 numbered cards made.)

5. U.D. '01 Leather Bound Fielder's Glove #SLB-I.

6. U.D. '01 SP Game Bat Milestone Edition #S-IS.
    (53 made, though not a numbered edition. Commemorates "28 Game Hitting Streak During April/May 2001.")

7. U.D. '01 Ultimate Rookie #120.
    (250 numbered cards made.)

8. U.D. '01 SP Chirography #SP-IS.
    (100 numbered cards made. Available by mail with a Redemption Card.)

9. U.D. '01 SP Chirography Gold #SP-IS.
    (25 numbered cards made. Available by mail with a Redemption Card.)

10. U.D. '01 Ultimate Game Bat #SB-I.
    (50 numbered cards made. Available by mail with a Redemption Card.)

11. U.D. '01 Ultimate Game Uniform (Jersey) #SU-I.
    (50 numbered cards made. Available by mail with a Redemption Card.)

12. U.D. '01 Ultimate Game Base #SUB-I.
    (25 numbered cards made. Available by mail with a Redemption Card.)

13. U.D. '01 Ultimate Game Ball #SBB-I.
    (25 numbered cards made. Available by mail with a Redemption Card.)

14. U.D. '02 Authentics Baseball Heroes #SHB-I.
    (125 numbered cards made.)

15. U.D. '02 Ovation Spokesman Spotlight Signatures #IS.
    (25 hand-numbered cards made.)

16. U.D. '02 SP Chirography #IS.
    (78 numbered cards made.)

17. U.D. '02 SP Chirography Gold #IS.
    (51 numbered cards made.)

18. U.D. '02 SP Authentic Excellence #AE-1*. Ichiro / Cal Ripkin Jr. / Ken Griffy Jr. / Sammy Sosa / Jason Giambi / Mark McGwire.
    (25 numbered cards made. Gatefold card, signed by all six players.)

19. U.D. '02 Series 1 Superstar Scrapbooks Gold #SU-IS.
    (1 hand-numbered card made. Gatefold display, with two cards in hinged metal holder. Has "Major League Baseball Authentication" hologram as well as numbered Upper Deck authentication hologram.)

20. U.D. '02 Series 1 Superstar Scrapbooks Silver 1/6 #SU-IS.
    (Only 1 of the 6 hand-numbered cards is signed: No. 1/6. Gatefold display, with two cards in hinged metal holder. Has "Major League Baseball Authentication" hologram as well as numbered Upper Deck authentication hologram.)

21. U.D. '02 Diamond Connection Memorable Signatures Game Used Bat #B-IS*.
    (99 numbered cards made.)

22. U.D. '02 Diamond Connection Memorable Signatures Game Used Jersey #J-IS*.
    (99 numbered cards made.)

23. U.D. '02 Sweet Spot Signatures #IS
    (145 numbered cards made.)

24. U.D. '02 Ultimate Collection Signed Excellence - 56 Steals in 2001 #I1*.
    (56 numbered cards made.)

25. U.D. '02 Ultimate Collection Signed Excellence - 51 Hits in August 2001 #I2*.
    (51 numbered cards made.)

26. U.D. '02 Ultimate Collection Signed Excellence - 23 Game Hitting Streak in 2001 #I3*.
    (23 numbered cards made.)

27. U.D. '02 Ultimate Collection Signed Excellence - Tied ALDS record with 12 hits in 2001 #I4*.
    (12 numbered cards made.)

28. U.D. '02 Ultimate Collection Signed Excellence - Tied ALDS record with 12 hits in 2001 Gold #I4*.
    (1 numbered card made. This is the first signed one-of-one Ichiro card.)

29. U.D. '02 Ultimate Collection Signed Excellence #I5*.
    (Un-numbered short print. Though exact quantity is not specified, it is between 50 and 100.)

30. U.D. '02 Ultimate Collection Signed Excellence #I6*.
    (Un-numbered short print. Though exact quantity is not specified, it is between 50 and 100.)

31. U.D. '03 Play Ball Signed Game Used Memorabilia (Jersey) #PB-IS2.
    (50 numbered cards made.)

32. U.D. '03 MVP Prosign #IS.
    (25 numbered cards made.)

33. U.D. '03 First Pitch Signature Stars #FP-IS.
    (50 un-numbered cards made. At least one fake 1/1 of this card has been seen. Upper Deck confirms there is no signed 1/1 of this card!).

34. U.D. '03 Game Face #A-IS.
    (Short Print, number made not yet known.)

35. U.D. '03 Game Face Gold #A-IS.
    (25 numbered cards made.)

36. U.D. '03 Play Ball - Hawaii Trade Conference Edition Signed #IS.
    (10 un-numbered cards made for distribution at the February 2003 Kit Young Hawaii Trade Conference. Six went to MLB executives and four to other VIPs. Not distributed, or available, to others in attendance. Has "Hawail 2003" logo on front.) $2,000 - $2,500

37. U.D. '03 SP Authentic Chirography #IC.
    (85 numbered cards made. Blue-Gray or Platinum color edition.)

38. U.D. '03 SP Authentic Chirography #IS.
    (75 numbered cards made. Blue-Gray or Platinum color edition.)

39. U.D. '03 SP Authentic Chirography Bronze #IC.
    (50 numbered cards made.)

40. U.D. '03 SP Authentic Chirography Bronze #IS.
    (50 numbered cards made.)

41. U.D. '03 SP Authentic Chirography Silver #IC.
    (25 numbered cards made. Signed in English and Japanese.)

42. U.D. '03 SP Authentic Chirography Silver #IS.
    (25 numbered cards made. Signed in English and Japanese.)

43. U.D. '03 SP Authentic Chirography Gold #IC.
    (10 numbered cards made.)

44. U.D. '03 SP Authentic Chirography Gold #IS.
    (10 numbered cards made.)

45. U.D. '03 SP Authentic Chirography Double #JI. (Ichiro / Ken Griffey Jr.)
    (125 numbered cards made. Available by mail with a Redemption Card)

46. U.D. '03 SP Authentic Chirography Triple #GIS. (Ichiro / Sammy Sosa / Ken Griffey Jr.)
    (75 numbered cards made. Available by mail with a Redemption Card)

47. U.D. '03 SP Authentic Chirography Triple #ISG. (Ichiro / Sammy Sosa / Jason Giambi)
    (75 numbered cards made. Available by mail with a Redemption Card)

48. U.D. '03 SP Authentic Chirography Triple #MSI. (Ichiro / Sammy Sosa / Mark McGwire)
    (10 numbered cards made. Available by mail with a Redemption Card)

49. U.D. '03 SP Authentic Splendid Signatures #TW-IS2*. (Ichiro / Ted Williams)
    (3 numbered cards made.)

50. U.D. '03 Patch Collection Signature Patches #SP-IS.
    (51 un-numbered cards made.)

51. U.D. '03 SP Authentics Framed Patch/Card Collection .
    (51 hand-numbered 11" x 14" framed sets made. Card, patches, and photos differ from the two below, numbered to 75.)

52. U.D. '03 SP Authentics Framed Patch/Card Collection . Design #1.
    (75 hand-numbered 11" x 14" framed sets made. Signed card enclosed in frame. Patch is "Ichiro 51 Outfield," and feature photo — Ichiro making a sliding catch — matches image on right side of card.)

53. U.D. '03 SP Authentics Framed Patch/Card Collection . Design #2.
    (75 hand-numbered 11" x 14" framed sets made. Signed card enclosed in frame. Patch is Seattle Mariners "S" logo and feature photo — Ichiro at bat — differs from image on card.)

54. U.D. '03 Sweet Spot Signatures #IS-AU.
    (25 numbered cards made. Signed in purple ink.)

55. U.D. '03 Sweet Spot Signatures #IS-AU.
    (35 hand-numbered cards made. Signed in red ink.)

56. U.D. '03 Sweet Spot Signatures #IS-AU.
    (40 hand-numbered cards made. Signed in blue ink.)

57. U.D. '03 Finite Signatures #FS-IS*.
    (25 numbered cards made.)

58. U.D. '03 Ultimate Collection Signatures Tier 1 #US-IS.
    (199 numbered cards made.)

59. U.D. '03 Ultimate Signatures Tier 1 Gold #US-IS.
    (25 numbered cards made.)

60. U.D. '03 Ultimate Collection Signatures Tier 2 #US-IS.
    (99 numbered cards made.)

61. U.D. '04 Signature Stars Blue Ink #SS-IS.
    (99 numbered cards made. Issued in 2003.)

62. U.D. '04 Signature Stars - Blue Ink #SS-IS.
    (25 hand-numbered cards made. Issued in 2003.)

63. U.D. '04 Signature Stars - Black Ink #SS-IS.
    (19 hand-numbered cards made. Issued in 2003.)

64. U.D. '04 Signature Stars - Red Ink #SS-IS.
    (10 hand-numbered cards made. Issued in 2003.)

65. U.D. '04 Vintage Stellar Signatures #SS-IS*.
    (150 numbered cards made.)

66. U.D. '04 Signature Stars #SS-IS*.
    (25 numbered cards made.)

67. U.D. '04 SP Game Used All Star Patches - Hawaii Trade Conference Edition #PPA-2.
    (10 numbered cards made for distribution at the February 2004 Kit Young Hawaii Trade Conference. Has "Hawaii" logo on front. Very similar to the one directly below, through each has a different photo of Ichiro. Hawaiian edition was issued over one month earlier.)

68. U.D. '04 SP Game Used All Star Patches #AASP-IS.
    (10 numbered cards made.)

69. U.D. '04 SP Game Used Dual All Star Patches #AASD-IS.
    (10 numbered cards made.)

70. U.D. '04 SP Game Used Premium Patches #APP-IS.
    (50 numbered cards made.)

71. U.D. '04 SP Authentic Chirography Double #DC-SG. (Ichiro / Ken Griffey Jr.)
    (50 numbered cards made. Available by mail with a Redemption Card.)

72. U.D. '04 SP Authentic Chirography Triple #TC-SJB. (Ichiro / Jacque Jones / Rocco Baldelli)
    (25 numbered cards made. Available by mail with a Redemption Card.)

73. U.D. '04 SP Logo Threads #ALT-IS.
    (1 numbered card made. This is the second signed one-of-one Ichiro card.)

74. U.D. '04 SP Logo Threads Dual Patches #ALTD-IS.
    (1 numbered card made. This is the third signed one-of-one Ichiro card.)

75. U.D. '04 Etchings Jersey & Bat Combo Etching #CE-IS
    (1 numbered card made. This is the fourth signed one-of-one Ichiro card.)

76. U.D. '04 Etchings Jersey & Bat Combo Etching #CE-IS1
    (1 numbered card made. This is the fifth signed one-of-one Ichiro card.)

77. U.D. '04 Etchings Jersey & Bat Combo Etching #CE-IS2
    (5 numbered cards made.)

78. U.D. '04 Etchings Jersey & Bat Combo Etching #CE-IS
    (15 numbered cards made.)

79. U.D. '04 Etchings Jersey & Bat Combo Etching #CE-IS1
    (15 numbered cards made.)

80. U.D. '04 Etchings Jersey & Bat Combo Etching #CE-IS2
    (5 numbered cards made.)

81. U.D. '04 Etchings Jersey & Bat Combo Etching #CE-IS
    (9 numbered cards made.)

82. U.D. '04 Etchings Jersey & Bat Combo Etching #CE-IS1
    (9 numbered cards made.)

83. U.D. '04 Etchings Jersey & Bat Combo Etching #CE-IS2
    (15 numbered cards made.)

84. U.D. '04 Autographed Master Etchings #AME-DCSG* (Ichiro / Carlos Delgado / Eric Chavez / Vladimir Guerrero)
    (1 numbered card made. This is the sixth signed one-of-one Ichiro card.)

85. U.D. '04 Sweet Spot Signatures - Autographed Baseball Leather #SS-IS.
    (1 numbered card made. Ball stitching is black. This is the seventh signed one-of-one Ichiro card.)

86. U.D. '04 Sweet Spot Signatures - Autographed Baseball Leather #SS-IS.
    (25 numbered cards made. Ball stitching is red and blue.)

87. U.D. '04 Sweet Spot Signatures - Autographed Baseball Leather #SS-IS.
    (Ink is black and ball stitching is red.)

88. U.D. '04 Sweet Spot Signatures - Autographed Baseball Leather #SS-IS.
    (Ink is blue and ball stitching is red.)

89. U.D. '04 Sweet Spot Signatures - Dual Autographed Baseball Leather #JS. (Ichiro / Derek Jeter).
    (10 numbered cards made.)

90. U.D. '04 Sweet Spot Signatures - Dual Autographed Baseball Leather #PS. (Ichiro / Albert Pujols).
    (10 numbered cards made.)

91. U.D. '04 Sweet Spot Sweet Gloves #SS-IS.
    (15 hand-numbered cards made.)

92. U.D. '04 Sweet Spot Signature Barrels #SS-IS.

93. I.D. (Tomy) '93 #102 Signed (High Series: "ID-69-002" at lower right corner on back) (Japan).
    (Signed March 17, 2005 under a marketing license between Mill Creek Sports and ADA Financial. Accompanied by Ichiro's Hologram and a Mill Creek Sports Certificate of Authenticity. Only one signed card known.)

94. One on One - "Silver Signature Series"
(The only One on One signed card. Ichiro's signature is in silver ink on a piece of fabric with the MLB logo. Signed in 2004, the year he set the all-time hits record (262) for a single season. Issued in 2013. A 1/1 card.)

95. Leaf Rookies & Stars 2001 Rookie Card #251.
    (Originally issued in 2001, but not signed until circa-2015. One of the "Buyback" cards, and numbered from 1/4 to 4/4.)

96. Donruss #74.
    (Originally issued in 2001, but not signed until 2016. One of the "Buyback" cards, and numbered from 1/10 to 10/10.)

97. Bowman Chrome Rookie Card "Recollection Collection" - Topps Certified Autograph Issue.
    (Modified version of Bowman 351, first issued in 2001, but not signed until 2015. One of the "Buyback" cards, and numbered from 1/5 to 5/5.)

In October 2011, Leaf began issuing cards signed by Ichiro, as well as ones by numerous other celebrities from various fields. The Ichiro series includes both on card and cut signatures. Click here to jump to their very informative site.

  

THE ILLUSTRATED ICHIRO CARDOGRAPHY

PART ONE: CARDS MADE IN THE U.S.A.


Donruss 2001
Donruss 2002
Donruss 2003
Fleer 2001
Fleer 2002
Fleer 2003
Topps 2001
Topps 2002
Topps 2003
Upper Deck 2001
Upper Deck 2002
Upper Deck 2003
Other
Brands

Factory-issued One of One Cards Cards with Authentic Ichiro Signature

 

PART TWO: CARDS MADE IN JAPAN AND ELSEWHERE


BBM
(Japan)
Calbee
(Japan)
Takara
(Japan)
Upper Deck
(Japan)
Other
Brands

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