Monday, August 15, 2011

Blog Kiosk: 8/15/2011

Here is a great pic from astronaut Ron Garan of a shooting star as seen from space. (Twitter: @Astro_Ron)
  • Ralph Branca recently discovered his Jewish roots, via Vin Scully is my Homeboy.
  • Listen to the Sports Rabbi speak with Vin Scully, here.
  • Check out For Baseball Junkies post about his family's connection to the Brooklyn Dodgers, as team physician and dentist. Then check out this great poem his Great Uncle wrote, the Dentist Laureate, about the Dodgers and published in the Brooklyn Eagle, here.
  • Matt Kemp signing at Spring PCS August 26th. See the flyer sent to me below. Only the 1st 200 fan guaranteed to get an auto. Check out more Baseball/ Dodger related events in my Calendar tab.
  • LFP has made some new fantasy cards of our newest rookies using the 2011 Topps design- Justin Sellers, Nate Eovaldi and Javy Guerra.
  • Heartbreaking Cards of Staggering Genius unveils a great vintage Snider card, complete with markings from a young fan.
  • Bob Lemke retells the story of how much of the valuable internal Yankee documents would wound up in the hands of collectors.
  • Lawsuits everywhere. Topps is now suing Leaf, via SCD.

Legendary Auctions: A Couple of Dodger Goodies

Legendary Auctions is currently running their August auction and it includes a couple of Dodger related items of note.

Below is a great vintage, circa 1950's, photograph of Duke Snider.

Here is a great advertising piece for Coca Cola featuring Dodger catcher and spokesman Roy Campanella. This piece dates to 1952 and would typically be seen on the counter top of your local soda shop. This style, with Campy, was distributed only in the New York area and is fairly scarce. Be forewarned, I've seen fakes before (especially on eBay) so be careful if you ever consider buying one.

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