About Masahiro Tanaka Autographed Memorabilia & Collectibles
Masahiro Tanaka was one of the most coveted players in the MLB after his amazing career in Japanese baseball came to a close. With countless records and championships in high school, Tanaka was drafted by the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, where he would play for until 2013. Immediately, Tanaka set records as a rookie in the NPB and was the first pitcher since 1999 to be named to the NPB All-Star game as a rookie out of high school. Tanaka brought his amazing talent to the United States and the New York Yankees in 2013 after he was posted by the Golden Eagles.
Tanaka made his Major League debut in 2014, against the Toronto Blue Jays and gave up a home run to the first batter he faced, ex-Yankee Melky Cabrera. However, Tanaka would bounce back and receive his first MLB win in the game, pitching seven innings with eight strikeouts in the Yankees 7-3 win against the Blue Jays. During an interleague game against the New York Mets in 2014, Tanaka recorded his first major league hit off of José Valverde and pitched his first complete game in the majors as the Yankees shut out the Mets 4-0. In June, Tanaka recorded his 100th strikeout of the season in a complete game against the Seattle Mariners and began the year with an 11-1 record and a 1.99 ERA in his first 14 starts while striking out 113 batters in 99 innings. He became the first Yankees rookie to win 12 games by the All-Star break and was selected to the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Tanaka was named as the Yankees' Opening Day starter in 2016 for the second consecutive season and made a career-high 31 starts, finishing the year pitching 199⅔ innings with a 14-4 record, 165 strikeouts and a 3.07 ERA, the third-best in the American League. Tanaka set career-highs in innings pitched, wins, strikeouts and Wins Above Replacement. He finished tied for seventh in the voting for the American League Cy Young.
Tanaka was already an amazing pitcher before he even played in the MLB. With his great seasons on the Yankees, Tanaka is constantly improving his game and is considered one of the premier pitchers in the MLB today. Yankees fans can get their own Masahiro Tanaka signed memorabilia from our wide selection of autographed balls, cards, jerseys and more. These baseball memorabilia items are a wise investment for any collection and come with our authenticity guarantee.
Collecting Masahiro Tanaka Memorabilia
Masahiro Tanaka Autographed Photos
: Celebrate the great moments in Tanka’s career with our beautiful autographed photos. Our selection of signed Masahiro Tanka photos looks absolutely stunning on display and let your honor the great Yankees pitcher in your own home. Our signed photos come certified authentic and will immediately improve the value of your baseball memorabilia collection.
Masahiro Tanaka Autographed Jerseys
: When Masahiro Tanaka came to the Yankees, he selected the No. 19 pinstriped jersey as his uniform. The New York Yankees jersey is one of the most recognizable in all of sports and the No. 19 Tanaka jersey is an amazing addition to any baseball memorabilia collection. Our autographed Masahiro Tanka jerseys are certified authentic and look great in any man cave or baseball memorabilia display.
Masahiro Tanaka Autographed Baseballs
: Autographed baseballs are a great gift for any baseball fan in your life. Our section of Masahiro Tanaka signed baseballs are easy to display and are a valuable addition to your baseball memorabilia display or collection. Our signed baseballs our certified authentic and are rare and unique. Check out our extremely rare offering of two signed baseballs, one with Tanaka’s Japanese Kanji signature and the other with his English autograph. These balls are going fast, so act now and secure your own piece of Yankees history.