- A Must Have for Any Dodger Fan! Jon Weisman, proprietor of the Dodger Thoughts blog, has just written a book that should be coming out soon. It is called "100 Things Dodgers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die."
- On Saturday, February 7th check out these Baseball themed fundraisers to benefit the surviving members of the Ortega Family- they were involved in the Christmas Eve slayings in Covina. It includes a Baseball camp in Ontario and a University of La Verne alumni game in Upland.
- Tommy Lasorda has had a very busy Winter. Check out his blog to read all about it.
- Dinged Corners discovers the Dodgers 100th Anniversary Baseball card set from 1990 that was made by Target. I've been meaning to get this set for years, but, for whatever reason, have never gotten it. It consist of 1144 cards and features every player to ever wear a Dodger uniform.
- The father of Reflections of Blue reminisces about the early days of the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Go check out his vintage fan pictures from Fan Appreciation Day.
- Both Upper Deck and Topps lose their license to produce NBA Basketball cards. Now, Panini, an Italian company and maker of sports sticker albums, will be the lone producer of officially licensed NBA Basketball cards. This seems to be a major blow for the two American companies. Look out though, Panini may be working on making a big splash in the American collector market.
The NBA have had two substantial Trading Card producers involved as their licensees over recent years but from the new 2009/10 season Panini will take worldwide responsibility for Trading Cards and Sticker Album collectibles on an Exclusive basis.
In the USA Panini will create a program of activity which will focus attention on the NBA brand through an unprecedented Marketing Campaign which will re-create the domestic trading card market. To enable this strategy Panini is proud to announce that a new subsidiary business will be set up immediately entitled "Panini America, Inc".
- The Baseball Hall of Fame has been featuring some great items within their collection in their weekly emails. I would highly suggest getting on their mailing list. This week they tell us about a pre-Civil War homemade Baseball.
- The rivalry doesn't die because of snow. Taken at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. (Hat Tip:Home Run Derby)
- FBI is watching for autograph forgers.
“The system of buying and selling over the Internet depends on trust,” said acting U.S. Attorney Laurie Magid. “This defendant abused that trust to enrich himself. Hundreds of collectors thought they were purchasing valuable books bearing the signatures of renowned authors. In reality, their appreciation for the book or the author was being exploited to satisfy one man’s greed.”
Sunday, February 01, 2009
The Game I Love