Sunday, October 12, 2014

Card Of The Week October 12

It was looking a bit grim today for the Orix Buffaloes in Game 2 of the First Stage of the Pacific League Climax Series.  Down 4-3 in the bottom of the eighth and down one games to none to the Fighters in the best of three series, the team was just four outs away from going home for the winter.  But then Takahiro Okada, better known as T-Okada stepped up with two runners on and launched a go ahead home run to right center off of Keisuke Tanimoto.  The Buffaloes held on to win by a final score of 6-4, setting up a deciding Game Three to be played tomorrow afternoon (Japan time).

Here's a card of Okada from the "Active Stars In Japan" insert set from the 2011 BBM Hometown Heroes set.  Okada was born in Suita, a city in Osaka-prefecture just north of Osaka-city, so there's a gold blob in the shape of Osaka-prefecture on the front of the card:


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