Sunday, October 27, 2019

Card Of The Week October 27

Last Wednesday the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks completed their sweep of the Yomiuri Giants in this year's Nippon Series.  It was the Hawks' third consecutive championship, their fifth in the past six years and their sixth in the past nine years.  As I've done the past few years I'm going to highlight 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.

Series MVP Yurisebel Gracial (2019 Epoch NPB #059)

"Fighting Spirit" Yoshiyuki Kamei (2010 Giants Pride #9)

"Outstanding Player" Alfredo Despaigne (2017 Epoch Hawks #27)

"Outstanding Player" Nobuhiro Matsuda (2019 BBM Hawks #H48)

"Outstanding Player" Rei Takahashi (2019 BBM 2nd Version #340)
It took me a little while to find a "regular" card of Despaigne that doesn't show him in his standard pose.

In addition, the Korean Series ended yesterday.  It was a four game sweep as well with the Doosan Bears defeating the Kiwoom Heroes to win their third championship in the past five years (it's also the fifth straight year the Bears have played in the Series).  Jae-il Oh was named MVP of the Series.

2017 SCC #SCC-01-DS18

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