Who is this? Lancaster Barnstormers second baseman Toshihisa Nishi What is this? An autographed card from the 2001 Upper Deck Victory set
Where'd I get it? I got it signed before a doubleheader between the Lancaster Barnstormers and Newark Bears last month How much did it cost? The card cost $2.50.
Why is this so special?I wrote about Toshihisa Nishi last week, when I posted the other card he signed for me. In 12 games for Lancaster this season, Nishi is hitting .163 (7-for-43) with a double, a home run and 10 strikeouts. I guess he probably won't be getting signed by an affiliated team anytime soon, which is a little bit sad.
You can't really tell from the scans, but the Japanese Upper Deck Victory cards are a bit unusual. They're just a tiny bit smaller than a standard baseball card and they have rounded corners.
I really can't read Nishi's signature, but I think he did a better job of rendering his name in the Roman alphabet than I could do writing mine in Katakana. I just wish he'd left his uniform number off, or written number 8 like he is clearly wearing on the card.
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