Friday, September 18, 2009

Legendary Pics- Even More Dodgers

The Legendary Auctions catalog of photos is a treasure trove of great Dodger pics. Here is my third installment of Dodger pics from their current auction. As always, click any of the photos to enlarge.

Below is a great vintage pic from the American Press Association of Brooklyn hurler Nap Rucker. I love the contrast in this photo. Rucker is mostly in the light, but is surrounded by dark shadows.

The man with the greatest Baseball name ever conceived is featured below. His name is Van Lingle Mungo and he pitched for the Dodgers for 11 years. If his name didn't exist I don't think a writer could ever come up with a name like his. Below he is showing his unusual windup.

Considering Kevin Baxter's recent story and various blog post on the 'tubes about it, this photo below seems to be quite timely. Below is a pic of the famous brawl between John Roseboro and Juan Marichal. Click here to see a couple more photos from the happening.

Sandy Koufax is enjoying a some champagne after the Dodgers swept the Yankees in the 1963 World Series. This was the first time the Yankees were ever swept, 4 in a row, in the Fall Classic.

Sandy Koufax interview Don Drysdale in 1968 after Don had broken the record for consecutive scoreless innings.

The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.

This lot consist of various photos featuring Tommy Lasorda. First, the Dodger team celebrates their clinching of the 1977 Western Divisional Championship. The photo below shows a despondent Lasorda after their crushing defeat at the hands of the Yankees in the World Series a year later.

Don Drysdale shows off his draw as John Russell stands nearby for a filming of the show Lawman. Check out even more photos here.

Topps Sterling Preview

Topps high-end card set filled with autographs and cut uniform pieces galore will be going live in January. It is called 2009 Topps Sterling, which sounds weird since it actually will begin its distribution in 2010, but I digress.

Beckett.com has a bunch of preview pics from the set including Ruth, Mantle, Cobb and Pujols. Above is a Jackie Robinson card that will be found in boxes next year.
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