Monday, July 16, 2012

Dodgers Blog Kiosk: 7/16/2012

With both Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier back in the lineup it's nice to see their tools in their proper place.  Pic via twitter @Dodgers on instagram.
Yes, they're interested, but they appear to be something of a longshot to make a deal with the Phillies. The Dodgers have spoken to the Phillies about Hamels, sources said Sunday, but the Phillies aren't thrilled with the players the Dodgers could offer in return.
"Going forward, I still feel good about us offensively and defensively, that's the bright spot," Capuano said, adding that the Dodgers have had "two tough losses, but we'll get after the Phillies."
  • GCRL discusses his Dodgers Autograph Project.
  • Check out some of the trading card give-aways at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con, via the Cardboard Connection.  The Topps Mars Attacks promo set is my favorite, although the Mythbusters set is a close second.
  • Here are links to other Dodger blogs who reported on Blogger Night.  I know I'm missing a bunch, please let me know who else have written about the event and are not listed below. 
Chris at
Nomo at Sons of Steve Garvey
Robert at Dodger Dugout
Jordon at Dodgers Nation
Ron at Think Blue LA
Save the Dodgers
  • As many have already learned, there was a recent significant vintage Baseball card find publicized last week.  It includes an approximate 700 card find of Near Mint E98 caramel Baseball cards,.  That alone is unprecedented, and as collector Keith Olbermann notes on his card blog this will have the effect of pushing down values for the cards already in collectors hands.
  • Gaslamp Ball has a video up from the Zombie Walk event in San Diego this past weekend.  This sounds like it was a lot of fun.
  • HBO's Real Sports will have Matt Kemp as a guest in this weeks upcoming show.  It will air on Tuesday.  Check out the below video for some early highlights. (Hat Tip: LA Blue Crew)

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McHale's Navy Cards: A Tribute to Ernest Borgnine

I am sorry to be posting so late after the death of actor Ernest Borgnine a week ago.  He was 95, and one of my favorite actors.

I will always remember him for his role as Dutch in the movie western "The Wild Bunch" and as Major General Worden in "The Dirty Dozen".  The one show that really jumps out at me, though was his part as Lieutenant Commander McHale in McHale's Navy.  I loved that show, and jumped at the first opportunity to get a vintage 1965 Fleer McHale's Navy trading card set several years back.  In honor of Ernest Borgnine, I thought I would scan and post up the complete set to share.  Both the front and reverse of the cards are shown.  Click any pic to embiggen.

This set was produced by Fleer in 1965 and consist of 66 black & white cards.


2012 Allen & Ginter: Dodgers Insert Cards

Following up on my post from Friday, here are the Dodgers insert cards found within 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter.  I'll have a future post up in the next day or so focused on Dodgers autographs and relics within the set.

2012 Allen & Ginter- What's in a Name? Inserts

WIN-21 Jackie Robinson

WIN-22 Matt Kemp

WIN-34 Clayton Kershaw

WIN-49 Duke Snider

2012 Allen & Ginter- Rip Cards

RC-21 Matt Kemp

RC-54 Sandy Koufax

RC-81 Clayton Kershaw

2012 Allen & Ginter- Baseball Highlight Sketches

BH-23 Jackie Robinson