Saturday, August 04, 2012

From the National Sports Collectors Convention- Various Links and Videos

I just can't look at enough photos and videos from the National.  Here are some links to other websites I enjoyed checking out.

Now, on to some notable videos.

Here is a WBAL TV11 News report covering the National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore.

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From the Upper Deck booth, UDA talks a bit about what they have at the show.

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Here are images from Day One from the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore. See a 1938 Babe Ruth coach's jersey, Lou Gehrig's 1934 Tour of Japan uniform, and many other historic game worn uniforms on display. Also the collection of E98 cards from the Black Swamp Find, vintage full unopened boxes and display boxes, and cards being opened at the Panini booth.

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A Babe Ruth Baseball that was on auction through Heritage Auctions.

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Here is a box break of a brand new Baseball card product called Panini Triple Play.  It's an inexpensive card set geared towards children and cheap enough for a youngsters budget.

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Dodgers Blog Kiosk: 8/4/2012

Here is an autographed Clayton Kershaw guitar that was auctioned off at his recent BBQ and Hoedown charity event.  According to Dodgers on Demand reporter Jessica Rosales on twitter, it sold for $700.00.  BTW, the hoedown was a great success.
  • Sigh.  Ruben Amaro, the Phillies GM, said this about the Dodgers claiming Cliff Lee off of waivers, ""It's irrelevant. He's not going anywhere,"via Paul Hagen ay
  • The Dodgers just announced their July Dodger Pride Award winners for their minor league system, via a press release.  On Double-A pitcher Matt Magill:

Went 3-1 with a 2.48 ERA, the 11th-lowest mark in the Southern League, in five July starts. The 22-year-old limited opponents to a .215 batting average during the month while walking only three and striking out 30 in 29.0 innings. The Simi Valley native was honored with his third selection as Southern League Pitcher of the Week for the period of July 9-15, tossing 6.0 scoreless innings and striking out seven in his only start during the week against Pensacola. Overall, Magill leads the league with 119 strikeouts in 107.1 innings and is tied for third on the circuit with eight wins (8-5) and a 4.11 ERA in 20 starts. Magill is in his fifth professional season after being selected in the 31st round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft.
  • In Magill's first start in August he continued his great pitching by striking out 12, via Sam Dykstra at
"That's the ultimate goal when I go out there," the Dodgers prospect said. "I love seeing the guy walk back to the dugout, frustrated, with his head down. It's a great feeling. It's why I'm a pitcher." 
  • The Foul Bunt card blog shares some heirlooms from former Major Leaguer Eric McNair that includes an album from when he was a member of a 1934 barnstorming team that toured Japan before WWII. 
  • It was Star Trek Night last night, and William Shatner was there to throw out the first pitch.
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And I said get something trending? A.J. Ellis?

They are trending, twittering, tweeting — you name it — about A.J. Ellis all over the United States.

He's a nice boy.
Heck, I even joined the fun last night.  See one of tweets from last night below.
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  • If you missed out on Vin Scully's twitter call from last night then watch the video below.

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    Pics and Video from Clayton's BBQ

    A big thanks to Cathy for providing a some photos from Clayton Kershaw's Texas BBQ and Hoedown in benefit of Kershaw's Challenge.  This was a charitable event that raised needed funds for various projects the Kershaw's have planned.  I wish I could have been there- if only to see our lefty ace get down on the dance floor.  BTW, Roberto at Vin Scully is My Homeboy also has a bunch of pics from the Hoedown, so be sure to check those out.  And if you're so inclined, go to Kershaw's Challenge and drop a little bit of coin.

    Also on display were a couple of Kershaw's awards.  Here is his 2011 Cy Young Award.

    Here is his Gold Glove.

    Here are a couple of pics featuring AJ Ellis and Clayton Kershaw with Cathy's son, Christian.

    To finish things off, Cathy also passed along a video from the event.  3 year old Christian pitches to A.J. Ellis as Clayton Kershaw looks on at the BBQ.  In fact, he's chomping down as some great looking ribs. 

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