Wednesday, January 06, 2010

USA! USA!

Yesterday was the finals of the World Juniors Hockey Championship between Canada and the USA. This is a tournament for players 20 years old or younger and features prospects galore. Many of the kids on the ice have already been drafted and will be playing in a NHL hockey rink near you within a short few years.

Anyway, if you don't know already, Team USA won in overtime 5 to 4 to take home the gold. This is a nice little prelude to the upcoming Olympic games in Vancouver later on this year. Check out the post game Team USA victory chant and game highlights below.

Team cheer.

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Game highlights.

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Hunt's Auction Filled With Dodger Goodness

I don't even know where to begin with Hunt's current monthly internet auction. It is filled with so many vintage Dodger cards and collectibles it absolutely boggles the mind. There are vintage singles, rare regional cards and scarce memorabilia items. By the looks of it they should have just called it the January 2010 Dodger Auction. Anyway, below are some the items I thought worth mentioning since I could not possibly show them all.


Circa 1950's Libbey Brooklyn Dodger "Bum" drinking glasses


Assorted vintage Gil Hodges pins and charm; including a 1956 Topps pin, 1956 yellow basepaths pin and charm.

1955 World Series program of the Dodgers first World Series Championship

A game-used ticket stub from game 6 of the 1955 World Series

Sportsman's Park postcard signed by 24 Brooklyn Dodgers including:
Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, Gil Hodges, Billy Herman, Dick Williams, Tommy Holmes, Carl Furillo, Carl Erskine, Ralph Branca, Preacher Roe, Clem Labine, Cookie Lavagetto, Andy Pafko, Billy Cox, Rube Walker, Rocky Nelson, Clyde King, Ben Wade, and others.

Add Image1957 Swift Meats of Johnny Podres and Junior Gilliam

1959 Bazooka Duke Snider and Don Drysdale

1952 Star-Cal Decal Type 2's of Gil Hodges & Pee Wee Reese, Roy Campanella & Jackie Robinson and Duke Snider & Preacher Roe

1952 Star-Cal Decal Duke Snider, Pee Wee Reese and Preacher Roe

1952 Star-Cal Decal Jackie Robinson

2002 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Sandy Koufax Autographed card

Circa 1950's "Champions of Baseball" Jackie Robinson Hoppy glass


1958 Bell Brand Duke Snider. This card was originally inserted into packs of Bell Brand potato chips. It is also one of the first sets featuring the Dodgers in LA uniforms.


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