With nobody out and runners on second and third in the bottom of the tenth inning of a scoreless game between the Buffaloes and the Hawks in Fukuoka on April 25th, Kenji Akashi did this:
It was the backflip heard 'round the world as it got coverage in the US via MLB's Cut 4, SB Nation, CBS Sports, Yahoo! Sports, Bleacher Report and others - I think ESPN had it on SportsCenter but I can't confirm that.
Once I saw it, I figured Epoch would be doing an Epoch One card for it. And I was right but it took a surprising long time for Epoch to publish the card - it wasn't available until May 7th, 11 days later.
|2019 Epoch One #157/SH-018|
I was kind of surprised that the card only had a print run of 40. I would have thought it would have been more popular.
As always thanks to Ryan for ordering it for me.