Tuesday, March 01, 2011

2011 In The Game: Dodger Prospects

In the Game isn't a card maker I know an awful lot about. I know they've been making hockey cards for quite some time, but didn't realize, until recently, that Baseball was now a part of their repertoire. The cards are unlicensed by MLB, but (correct me if I'm wrong) are licensed by the players union. So, team emblems are missing.

Their recently release 2011 Heroes & Prospect Baseball set focuses primarily on up-and-coming kids working their way through the minors. There is no base set, only relic cards that feature an autograph or game-used material. Only 1 Dodger prospect is prominently featured, Ethan Martin, but there are many different kinds of his cards to chase after. See complete checklist here. Below is just a sample of some of them.

Fortunately, the Heroes part of the set has a vintage Dodger- Steve Garvey. Below is an example of one of his cards. There also happens to be several "1 of 1" vintage Dodger autographs available (such as Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella and Don Drysdale) to those lucky enough to attain one.

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