Saturday, November 26, 2011

2011 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks & Prospects Dodgers Base Cards

Topps just released their newest Baseball card set that features only recent draft picks and up-'n'-coming prospects. It is called Bowman Chrome Draft Picks & Prospects and it includes 10 different Dodger hopefuls. Several players receive their very first card. Check out the base cards below.

#30 Rubby De La Rosa - RC

#40 Dee Gordon - RC

#58 Josh Lindblom - RC

#79 Nathon Eovaldi - RC

#80 Javy Guerra - RC

#100 Jerry Sands - RC

This is Justin Sellers first regular issued Baseball card.
#109 Justin Sellers - RC

Bowman Prospects
BDPP5 Pratt Maynard
BDPP48 Rick Anton
BDPP49 Scott Woodward

Collection: Wilton Guerrero 1997 Bowmans Best Auto

Wilton Guerrero is the eldest brother of slugger Vladamir, but considering his tiny frame was not anywhere near the same kind of hitter. Sure, he showed small glimpses of being able to handle the bat competently, but defense was really his forte. Unfortunately, his career was uneventful save one incident that wikipedia provides an account for:
Guerrero was 21 years old when he made his major league debut September 3, 1996, with the Los Angeles Dodgers. On June 1, 1997, the Dodgers rookie led off against the Cardinals in St. Louis by grounding out. His broken bat shattered, and when he scrambled to pick up the pieces instead of running it out, the umpires became suspicious. The bat had been corked. Guerrero was ejected, suspended for eight games, and fined $1,000.
I had forgotten all about this.

Here I show my 1997 Bowmans Best certified autographed card from my collection.