Monday, December 1, 2008

One of Our Favorite Heroes ... waitaminute!


Kazuo Uzuki is the subject of a baseball card issued by Topps as an April Fools hoax. The card was released on February 6, 2008 of a supposed high school superstar named Kazuo "The Uzi" Uzuki. In Japanese, Kazuo Uzuki means "the first son of April."

He is listed as 5'11" and 165 lbs and could supposedly throw a 104 mph pitch. According to the card, Uzuki would be the first Japanese player to go straight from high school in Japan into professional baseball in the United States.

The Uzuki rookie card was found in one out of every 72 packs of cards. When the card was released, people did not know that it was a joke and the card was trading for around $10-$15 on eBay. It was even the "card of the day" when it was released.

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