Posting is going to be light over the next couple weeks as I am visiting Japan! I attended my first ever NPB game today in Sendai between the Eagles and the Buffaloes. I thought I'd share a card celebrating the Eagles first ever post season appearance back in 2009. They had finished second that year (their highest finish ever to that date) and swept the Hawks in two games in the Climax Series First Stage. Masahiro Tanaka pitched a complete game and Takeshi Yamasaki hit a three run home run which lead the Eagles to a 4-1 victory in the decisive Game Two. The Eagles would go on to lose to the Fighters four games to one in the Final Stage however.
This 2010 Calbee card (#CS-3) shows Tanaka celebrating at the end of Game Two: