You won’t find him in traditional baseball card packs just yet, but Cubs’ outfielder Kosuke Fukudome is now pictured on a current card printed here in the States.
Millions of Americans are still trying to figure out how to say his name, but die-hard Cubs fans know exactly how to say it. They’re also hoping he’s the key to the club’s first World Series victory in 100 years.
Kosuke Fukudome had a brilliant career in Japan and now he’s showing American audiences what the fuss was about when the Cubs signed him. His late arrival meant no baseball cards when the first editions hit stores earlier this year but Topps is featuring him in their 2008 eTopps edition.