Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Listening to Vin

You have to listen to this now. Vin Scully gives a great interview about his career, opinions about Baseball, umpires, etc. Go Here.

Hat Tip: TrueBlueLA Twitter:

CSA: The Montreal Royals

Clean Sweep Auctions is concluding their most recent auction tonight and they have the above rare Exhibit Supply Company 24 card set of the Montreal Royals from 1953- a farm team of the Dodgers at the time. This is probably one of the more scarce sets put out by Exhibit Supply Company since they were only released north of the border. It is also notable for having several future Major League players and a couple of Hall of Fame coach's within it. The Tommy Lasorda card is his true rookie card and includes an unusual spelling mistake (see above). Also, Walter Alston, Sandy Amoros and Don Hoak round out the set.

These cards are about the size of a postcard and were commonly found in coin operated vending machines. For a penny you got several cards to take home. They were made of hard cardboard stock so they are often found in pretty good condition. Exhibit Supply Company produced cards at the beginning of the 20th century to the late 50's, and featured everything from ballplayers to western movie heroes, wrestlers and boxers.

Going to SFO?

If you are going to be spending some quality time at San Francisco Airport then it might be worth your time to check out a museum exhibit on display at the North Wall Case of the International Terminal. It features cards and memorabilia from the eight teams of the Pacific Coast League (1903-1957)- San Francisco Seals, Oakland Oaks, Los Angeles Angels, Hollywood Stars, San Diego Padres, Sacramento Saloons, Portland Beavers and Seattle Rainiers.

I have not seen it yet, and I doubt I will. I'm not planning a trip up north anytime soon. So, if you do happen to come across it, please take some photos for me. It will remain there until the end of October.

Hat Tip to the Old Cardboard eNews #65.

Party at the Zone Tonight with Lee Lacy

I just received this notice, so I thought I would pass it along.

ESPN Zone at L.A. Live will host a Dodgers Watch Party on Wednesday at 7 p.m. as Manny and Co. travel to San Diego to face the Padres.

Former Dodger utility man Lee Lacy, who set a MLB record in 1978 with three consecutive pinch-hit home runs for the Dodgers, will be on hand to meet with fans and sign autographs. Fans will also have a chance to enjoy an All-You-Can-Eat Dodger Dogs buffet for $10.

So there you go. Free autos of Lee Lacy while you dine on Dodger Dogs at the ESPN Zone. That doesn't sound too bad. Be sure to call ahead to confirm.