Friday, June 19, 2009

Welcome Back James

Per 6-4-2, we find out that James McDonald is headed back to the Dodgers.
He pitched seven innings each of his last two outings, allowing one earned run June 8 when he struck out 10 and no earned runs on June 14 when he struck out 13. Overall, in six starts, he is 1-0 with a 3.26 ERA, 40 strikeouts and 14 walks in 30 1/3 innings.
Schlichting is going back to Albuquerque. Go here for more info.

Oddball Non-Sport Gold: The Twilight Zone

So it's late in the evening and I've stopped switching channels on the TV. The Twilight Zone is on and I figure there can't be anything more entertaining to watch at this hour of the night. Suddenly, I daze off and dream of aliens and creatures only Rod Serling could thing of. I'm forced to face my own demons and made to wonder about the possibilities. As I awake I marvel at how relevant these 1960's television reruns are to today.

Anyway, why do I bring up this show from yesteryear? Well, recently concluded their inaugural auction and they had the fortune of selling a remarkable set that features The Twilight Zone.

Rittenhouse Archives, producers of non-sport card sets, from 1999 to 2005 produced various sets of The Twilight Zone. In those wax boxes they inserted limited edition autographed cards that featured just about every living cast member of the show. There are 98 total cards and, considering the numbered set was spread over a 6 year period, is very difficult to complete. In fact, notes that a complete set has never been offered in any auction. Check out some of the cards below. It sold for an incredible $11,700.00. That's over $100 per card.
Come on now. How can you beat an autographed card set that includes both Ron Howard and William Shatner?
Burt Reynolds, Anne Francis and Russell Johnson. Man-O-Live, I remember all of these episodes. George Takei, Jonathon Winters, Don Rickles and Jack Klugman- Oh Wow!
You have got to be kidding me- another Shatner.
Auction Link: 1999-2005 Twilight Zone Auto Set:

Triple Threads of Brooklyn Greats

I have never been much of a fan of jersey or patch cards. They just don't appeal to me too much. Besides, the idea of cutting up a vintage uniform just does not seem right. On the other hand, the preview on Wax Heaven of the 2009 Topps Triple Threads set featuring the below Trolley Dodgers cards really has me licking my chops.

Go to Wax Heaven here and here for more preview pics.

AAA All-Star Game Voting Now

Evan of I love This Game has passed along a request to let all Dodger fans know that the AAA All-Star Game voting is taking place right now and several Isotopes/ Dodgers are on th ballot. Go here to vote. Voting last until next Friday, June 26, 2009. You can help get the following folks into the game.

James McDonald

Knuckleballer Charlie Haeger

Jason Repko(Pic Link: Stopka, Inc.)

Jamie Hoffman

Blake DeWitt