Saturday, November 17, 2012

Like Music to My Ears

I just saw this quote at MLB Trade Rumors, and it just warms my heart. 
Dodgers GM Ned Colletti is working under orders to make the team better regardless of cost. "Cost is no object for them," said a GM. "They are playing a different game than the rest of us right now."
Aren't those the words every sports fan wants to hear?

Wow!  What a difference a year makes, eh?

I'll refrain from worrying about future budget constraints for now.  After all, we Dodger fans have suffered long enough from the McCourt era, so we deserve this kind of love.
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Collection: 2002 Dodgers Police LAPD Baseball Card Set

Following up on my series of post focused on Dodgers LAPD police sets throughout the years, here are scans of the 2002 LAPD Police set.  To see those other police sets I have featured go here.  These cards are the same size as your normal Baseball card, and were distributed as a game give-away in full sheet form.  Each card was perforated on the sheet to allow fans to easily tear them apart.

This is the very last Dodgers Police set I have in my collection.  I am unsure if there are additional years beyond 2002, so if you happen to have more information please let me know.

Below is a look at what the reverse of the cards look like.

Here is the rest of the set.

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Dodgers Correspondence: Brooklyn Dodger, Mickey Owen

It's been several months since I featured some vintage Dodgers Correspondence, and I have sorely missed it.  I love checking out these old letters in hopes of some insight into their life and experiences.  Sometimes, I even discover some great advice.  To check out past blog post featuring Dodgers Correspondence go here.

Featured here is a letter written to a Jim Forrest from former Dodger Mickey Owen.  I found this on eBay the other day.
I am in the eleventh year of my retirement.  When I retired in 1980 my wife had to handle all the check writing, so I have no personal checks.
I think the writer was asking Mickey to sign a check for a small amount ($0.01) for his collection.  This was a fairly common request.  Today, I doubt anyone would fulfill it.

He continues:
The clipping you sent me were right.  I paid the $2,500.00 and I learned a lesson.  After retirement from Baseball I was elected sheriff of Greene County, Missouri in the Ozark Mountains.  Served 16 years.  During those years I was stabbed and shot by some of Missouri's meanest criminals.

When in danger act quickly and give no quarter, it may save you from serious injury or your life.
That's great advice Mickey.
(ebay auction)

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