Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Daily Conlon: 37 through 45

I return after a few day break to bring you your Daily Conlon. These are cards 37 through 45.

Connie Mack, the fellow on the bottom right, was the longest serving manager in Major League history- 50 years. That's right, 50 years! He has 3,731 wins while winning 5 World Championships with the Philadelphia A's.

Mailbag: A Don Zimmer Bargain

Man-O-Live! I've been nailing down some bargains on eBay recently.

Here is a 2004 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites autographed card of former Brooklyn Dodger Don Zimmer. I got for $2.99 delivered.

Blog Kiosk: 6/21/2011

From Tommy's Twitter feed. He writes, "I told 'em to keep their heads up. Self confidence is the 1st step to success. You gotta believe"
  • Edgar visited Tony Gwynn Jr. at his free signing at St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store.
  • Steve Dilbeck, at the LA Times, reports that McCourt may be looking to sell a minority stake of the team.
  • Check out this story about Buck Duke, the rise of his tobacco empire and the cards he put in them at The Vintage Sportscards Blog.
  • Bob Lemke makes a pre-rookie fantasy card of Gary Carter, using a 1974 Topps design.
  • I just found this March Trader Crack's post featuring a bunch of Topps 2001 Series 1 sketch cards.
  • Interested in seeing all of the "sparkle" cards within 2011 Topps Series 2? Then check out Craig's Baseball Card Collection site, here. (Hat Tip: abj610's)
  • Tom Gordon and his son Dee talk about Baseball.

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2011 Topps Series 2 Dodger Inserts

Following up on my post from yesterday featuring 2011 Topps Series 2 Dodger base cards, here are a bunch of the Dodger insert cards I received.

There are 4 different Dodgers in the Topps 60 Series 2 insert card. They are of Clayton Kershaw, Roy Campanella, Jackie Robinson and Sandy Koufax. Check them out below, both front and backs.
The below 5 mini cards are the nicest of them all. Here are all 5 Dodger Kimball Champions.
Here are a couple of Diamond Duos insert cards of a couple of Dodgers. I think that the comparison between Kershaw and Koufax is apt (time will tell, of course), but somehow comparing Kershaw with a Giant just doesn't sit well. Come on now, Madison Bumgarner? Really.