Sunday, November 20, 2011

Card Of The Week November 20

The 62nd Nippon Series wrapped up today in Fukuoka with the Hawks beating the Dragons 3-0 and winning the Series 4 games to 3.  40 year old Hiroki Kokubo was named MVP of the Series, becoming the oldest player ever to be named MVP.  He beat out his manager, Koji Akiyama, for that honor.  Akiyama had been named MVP of the 1999 Series at age 37.  That Series also matched the Dragons against the Hawks, who included a then 28 year old Kokubo.  Here's his card from the 1999 BBM Nippon Series set (#S19):

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