Monday, November 16, 2015

Card Of The Week November 15

Sho Nakata has had quite a good week in the Premier 12.

On Wednesday, Nakata homered and drove in five of Japan's six runs (including the winning run on a sayonora hit) in their 6-5 win over Mexico.  On Thursday, he drove in three of Japan's four runs when they beat the Domincan Republic 4-2.  On Saturday, his three run home run broke a 2-2 tie in a game that Japan ultimately won 10-2 over the US (Japan's scoring was capped by a grand slam by Nobuhiro Matsuda).  And in a crazy game against Venezuela on Sunday, he hit a two run double in the bottom of the eighth to put Japan up 4-3 in a game that saw two blown saves in the ninth inning.  He was on deck when Akira Nakamura singled in the game winner in the bottom of the ninth.  Through the end of Sunday's game, he's hitting .526 with two home runs and 13 RBIs.

I don't normally go for memorabilia cards but I had an opportunity to pick up a couple cheap on Ebay recently.  Here's Nakata's jersey card from the 2012 BBM Fighters set (#FM1):

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