Friday, June 08, 2012

Blog Kiosk: 6/8/2012- Catching up on some Dodgers News

Topps recently released a bunch of preview pics of some rare "1 of 1" bat knob cards that will be inserted into this years Tier One cases.  Two Dodgers are available amid the 100 different knob cards being created.  Check out the Snider and Matt Kemp above and below.  This set is coming out later this month.  See the Beckett story for more information and pics of all 100 cards.
  • The Dodger Dream Foundation Auction is current going on and includes autographed jerseys worn on Jackie Robinson Day.  Go here to check them all out.  This Matt Kemp signed game-worn jersey is already up to $2,825.00.
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  • Soccer is making a big push in LA.  After the Galaxy's recent league championship they now team up with the Dodgers to offer a Dodgers Night at a Galaxy game on June 23rd (with limited edition Dodgers/ Galaxy scarf being given away) and a Galaxy Night at Dodger Stadium on July 30th (get a free signed Landon Donovan photo).  Go here for information on how to get in.
  • If you haven't seen it yet, here is a glimpse at the Mike Scioscia bobble head being given out on Tuesday, June 12th.
Long-time baseball executive Bob Wolfe was named executive vice president of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the team announced. Wolfe rejoins Dodgers President and CEO Stan Kasten with whom he teamed with the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals.
That's a pretty good pedigree, right?
  • A complete listing of all 41 players drafted by the Dodgers can be seen here.  Click pic below to embiggen.
Los Angeles continued to select players with big league bloodlines on the draft’s final day, selecting Jordan Hershiser, son of former Dodger Cy Young Award winner Orel Hershiser, out of USC with its 34th-round selection and then taking Jose Vizcaino Jr., son of former Dodger infielder and current Special Advisor, Baseball Operations & Player Development Jose Vizcaino, in the 36th round.

Lelands Auctions: More from the Sal LaRocca Collection

As I briefly mentioned yesterday, Lelands has another 47 items on auction that come directly from super Dodger collector Sal LaRocca.  Over the past year (or so) Sal has been selling major portions of his Dodger-centric collection through Lelands.  Check out my previous post about some of those past items here, here, and here.  Furthermore, if you want to have a closer look at what he has and gain perspective on the totality of his collection then check out this Dodgers video below. LaRocca's collection starts at about the 1:40 mark.

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Awesome, right? 

Now, check out some of the stuff currently for sale that I really liked below.  In fact, there is so much available I am going to write a second post next week with even more LaRocca Collection items.  If you can't wait feel free to go directly to Lelands website, here.

I would consider it a great honor to get an invitation like this in the mail.  Heck, I'd like to see the Dodgers do this for next season.  Put together a marketing campaign consisting of wedding invitation-like mailers requesting that we visit Dodger Stadium as the new ownership works hard to bring back class, community and family to the team. 

Here is a 1897 Opening Day Invitation from the Brooklyn Bridegrooms. 
"The Brooklyn Ball Club presents its compliments and requests the presence of Yourself and Ladies at Eastern Park on Monday afternoon, May third, to witness the opening in Brooklyn of The National League Base Ball (sic) Championship Season of 1897. Baltimore vs. Brooklyn. Play called - 4 P.M. Please present at entrance."
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Satin! Satin! Satin!  I love me some satin!

Check out this incredible 1945 game-used satin Dodger uniform once worn by Leo Durocher.  It has everything; including jersey, pants, cap, belt, socks, and stirrups.  Awesome!  Just awesome!
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If I buy this does that mean I own a piece of the team?

Here are some real Dodgers related documents dating to 1910.  There is a Brooklyn Ball Club stock certificate and related receipts signed by Charles Ebbets and Henry Medicus.  From the auction description:
Three items are contained in this framed collection from the Brooklyn Superbas era, starting with a certificate from 1910, made out to Charles Medicus and signed by Charles Ebbets and Henry Medicus. Next is an 1899 receipt is made out to Charles Ebbets and signed by Charles Ebbets. Finally, a 1905 receipt made out to Henry Medicus and signed by Henry Medicus. These items trace the period culminating with Medicus and Ebbetts becoming part-owners of the franchise in 1905.
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 1990 Kirk Gibson game-used Dodgers jersey with batting helmet.
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