Sunday, October 30, 2016

Card Of The Week October 30

This year's edition of the Nippon Series ended yesterday with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters defeating the Hiroshima Toyo Carp 4 games to 2.  The Fighters won their first championship since 2006 and only the third in franchise history (the other was in 1962 when they were known as the Toei Flyers).

I'm continuing the tradition I started a few years ago with highlighting the Series Award winners.  The winners of these awards used to have extra cards in BBM's annual Nippon Series set that was published from 1991 to 2012.

I have to show off the fact that Series MVP Brandon Laird was the first player who autographed a card for me last February in Arizona (and was actually the only award winner that I got an autograph from).

Series MVP Brandon Laird (2015 BBM 1st Version #067)

"Fighting Spirit" Brad Eldred (2013 BBM Bright Carp #13)

Outstanding Player Anthony Bass (2016 BBM Fighters)

Outstanding Player Sho Nakata (2011 Calbee Star insert #S-07)

Outstanding Player Haruki Nishikawa (2014 BBM WE LOVE HOKKAIDO #24)

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