Daisuke Matsuzaka proved he was more than hype in his first outing. Topps has his first rookie card in a new issue.
2007 Topps Moments & Milestones Baseball, features the much heralded pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka’s first Major League Rookie Card. The product hit store shelves this week with Red Sox fans and Japanese collectors clamoring for the Dice-K cards.
Matsuzaka is featured on three different cards each sequentially numbered to 150. Each of the three cards also has a black parallel (#’d to 29) and a red parallel (#’d to 1).
Every card in the player-focused Moments & Milestones set is sequentially numbered (to 150 or less). Each 6-card pack carries a $6 SRP and guarantees 2 autographs per box.
Fans in Japan got up early to watch Matsuzaka’s debut.