Friday, September 11, 2009

Goodwin Chamions!

The highly anticipated Upper Deck Goodwin Champions set appears to have been released as the first eBay auctions have gone live. So far, only a Clayton Kershaw black bordered mini card has popped up for us Dodger fans. I'll be sure post more pics of other players as they appear. This aims to be one of the better Baseball sets put out this year.

(Hat Tip: Wax Heaven)

Register For Postseason Seats Now

From the Dodgers press release.
In an effort to make 2009 postseason tickets available to as many fans as possible, the Dodgers will enact a ticket ordering process via Similar to years past, the online opportunity invites fans to fill out and submit a registration form available now at for a chance to purchase 2009 postseason tickets. Tickets will not be available at the Dodger Stadium ticket office, ticket outlets or by phone.

Registration for NLDS tickets ends at 5 p.m. PST on September 16, followed by a random drawing that day to determine which registrants will have the opportunity to buy tickets for the first round of the postseason. Winners will be notified via e-mail by September 18 and the onsale will be held at 10 a.m. PST on September 19.

Registration for NLCS tickets ends at 6 p.m. PST on October 7, followed by a drawing that day. Winners will be notified via e-mail by October 8 and the onsale will be held at 10 a.m. PST on October 9.

Dodger Correspondence: Cleo James

Here is another edition of Dodger Correspondence from Cleo James. James was once a good prospect with great speed. During his last year in AAA for the Spokane Indians, a Dodger farm club at the time, he stole 46 stolen bases, batted .327 and had an impressive .400 OBP. Unfortunately, he only had a chance to play one season with the Dodgers, but did go on to play for the Cubs for 3 more season. In his letter he expresses thanks and gratitude for having the opportunity to play on the big stage.
As far as my career with the LA Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs, all that I can comment about my Major League experiences is that I thank God I fulfilled a dream that I began dreaming at age seven. My Major League playing time was cut short I believe because of a serious injury in 1968. I broke my ankle while in winter Baseball in Mesa, Arizona. I enjoyed playing in the Dodger organization and also with the Cubs.
Cleo also adds the following.
P.S. The best Major League Baseball player that I played against was the late Roberto Clemente.
He even writes Roberto's name in a unusual ornate style reminiscent of Clemente's actual autograph.
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