Wednesday, April 07, 2010

eBay: Dodger POG's

Does anyone remember these things?

The great POG hysteria of the 90's was something I could not believe.  If you don't know, POG, which stands for a brand of juice with passionfruit, orange, and guava, was a game played with little disk originally found in bottle caps.  It's origins date back to the 1920's to 1930's in Hawaii.  Beyond that, I do not know how it is played, and, frankly, I have no desire to learn.  What I do know is that folks of all ages started collecting POG's as if it was the new Baseball card craze.  I didn't get it.

The only reason I mention this is that I ran across some Dodger POG's on eBay and thought it was worth a look.  Below are two different sheets of Dodger POG's- both, supposedly, were to be made available as give-aways during the season.  I have no way of confirming this, so if you happen to know please pass along that knowledge.


Below is billed as a 1994 POG sheet that features some very famous Dodger names.  According to the seller these were to be handed out at a game that year, but this is the first time I have ever seen these.  I suspect, unless told otherwise, that this is a fantasy items made by an enterprising collector.

Here is another sheet from 1995 that celebrates past Dodger winners of the Rookie of the Year award.  I am unsure of its origins, but it sure does look nice in a frame.  Again, if anyone knows anything more about this and the above item please send me a email.

Repko On the Move

According to Dylan Hernandez, via Twitter, Jason Repko has landed in the Twins organization.  I've always liked his hustle.  I wouldn't be surprised if he finds a role with the big club one of these days.
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