Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Best Topps Koufax Auto So Far- 2011 Marquee

Look at this card. It's radiates awesomeness. This Sandy Koufax autographed card would look beautiful in my collection. Unfortunately, I think the price is far above what I can spend today. It is from the newly and just released (literally today) Topps product called 2011 Marquee. It features a huge game-used uniform relic piece with an accompanying autograph on a shiny sticker. Check it out right here.

Daily Conlon: 307 through 315

Here are todays Daily Conlon cards numbered 307 through 315, and it features former Dodger great "Gentleman" Jake Daubert (located on the top row, on the far left) in a great pinstripe photograph. This card celebrates his 1913 season when he won the Chalmers Award. This was equivalent to the MVP award back then. He batted .350 with 178 hits, a .829 OPS, and a .991 fielding percentage.

Jake Daubert is arguably one of the best ballplayers who isn't already in the Hall of Fame. He batted over .300 for 10 season during the deadball era while being considered one of the best fielding first baseman during his time. Unfortunately, Jake died unexpectantly in 1924 while playing for the Reds. It is thought that a contributing factor in his death was a beaning to the head early that season- one of 8 he experienced throughout his career.

Collection: Eric Karros Topps Rookie All-Star Auto

Eric Karros was a great Dodger. He spent 12 years as the primary first baseman, batting .268 with 270 home runs in Blue.

Here is my 2005 Topps autographed Rookie Cup card.

A Vintage Brooklyn Dodger Mini Camera Viewer

Here is a great eBay Auction of a vintage mid-50's era mini picture camera viewer of the Brooklyn Dodgers. It features 17 different photos of the Brooklyn Dodgers and is much like those viewmaster kid toys. These are very scarce and rarely ever come up for auction. In fact, this is the first Dodger camera I have in several years. A Yankees and Giants camera are known to exist. As with most oddball memorabilia items it sold at a value that is relatively cheap compared to how infrequent they show up. It recently sold at $397.00.

Check out the photos from the viewer above and below. Jackie Robinson, Jim Hughes and Sandy Amoros are above.

Carl Furillo

Don Newcombe

Billy Loes

Duke Snider

Clem Labine

Gil Hodges

Roy Campanella

Pee Wee Reese

Joe Black

Carl Erskine

Johnny Podres

Jim Gilliam

Walter Alston

Jim Hughes