Sunday, December 27, 2009

Blog Kiosk 12/27/2009

  • Santa Tommy
  • Check out the Hall of Fames biography on 1st time HOF ballot ballplayer Eric Karros.
  • Raul Mondesi, the politician? Are you kidding me?
    "Most of the people, they don't have anything," said Mondesi, who grew up in crushing circumstances just a few miles away. "I know what they need, how they feel."

    Asked for specifics, however, and the closest he comes to a campaign pledge is repeating a desire to build a basketball court in every neighborhood.

    "The first thing," said Mondesi, who didn't study beyond grade school, "is to try to show the young people how to play sports."
  • GCRL makes a custom card of Sandy Koufax using the 1967 Topps design. I too have always wondered why they excluded him from the base set that year.
  • John Sickels of Minor League Ball puts together his Preliminary Dodger Prospect list.
  • Topps signs an exclusive memorabilia deal with Stephen Strasburg.
  • Christmas trees from around the world.
  • Oh No! A Volcano is about to erupt in the Philippines. My family does not live near Mt. Mayon, but it's still scary to think about anyway.
  • Here is a great interview with collector and appraiser Mike Gutierrez at the Collectors Weekly.
  • The Hockey Card Shows 12 Days of Christmas.

1 comment:

  1. For the most part, retired players didn't get cards the year after they retired because they were no longer members of the players' association, and not part of the deal with Topps or the other card companies. That is a cool '67 Koufax card, though!


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