Thursday, December 13, 2012

Collection: Steve Garvey Topps Legend Autograph Card



Featured here is a 2003 Team Topps Legends autographed card of Steve Garvey in my collection.

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Dodgers Blog Kiosk: 12/13/2012


Topps shared an early pic on twitter from their flagship Baseball Series 1 set.  It looks like a bunch of insert cards for Series 1.  Sandy Koufax is easily seen right in the middle.
"The expectation is you have to win. That's just the way it is. You could fight it. You could try to defuse it. But I don't think there's any defusing this bomb, no matter what we do. We just might as well look at that and take it head on right away. We're supposed to win. There it is. If we lose, we're failures."
  • Well this is nice.  The Red Sox will pay the Dodgers $11.7Mil to complete the big trade, via CBS Sports.
The Red Sox will make identical payments of $3.9 million in 2013, 2014 and 2015 as part of the cash component of the trade. 
It appears as if the team’s owners, Mark Walter, Stan Kasten, Magic Johnson, and Peter Guber, who used over $1 billion from insurance companies owned or controlled by Guggenheim Partners to buy the Dodgers, cannot get a more cash-friendly television deal, new sources of of capital may be required.
  • This is a must read!  Jeff Pearlman just shared an excellent interview he conducted with former Dodgers GM Fred Claire.  It's filled with a bunch of interesting stuff.  Check it out here.  I found this the most interesting thing of all.
The trade of Mike Piazza changed the history of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

It changed the history because it was the first time the Dodgers had made a trade without the general manager—the man in charge of baseball operations—being involved in a trade. It was a trade made by a Fox television executive for television reasons. Let that one soak in. The Dodgers make a major trade for reasons other than baseball reasons.

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Weekend Autograph Opportunities: Dodgers Mall Tour with Leary & Punto

Here are this weekends autograph opportunities and events throughout the Southland. As always, be sure to check the Blue Heaven Calendar for other events (a link can always be found on the tab at the top of this page, just left of center), and always confirm with the establishment. Everything is subject to change.  Please email me with any tips about upcoming events in Southern California.  As the rest of the week progresses I'll update this post with other events (if there are any) as I become aware of them.  Also, I don't always list every event below, so be sure to check my Calendar.  I always try to favor free signing events over paying events.  Click on any pic to embiggen.

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Here is the another leg of the Dodgers 2012 Holidays Mall Tour in Southern California.  Go here for more information.  This coming Saturday, December 15th, Dodgers infielder Nick Punto and pitcher Tim Leary will be at the Westfield Valencia Mall to meet with fans and sign free autographs.  Below is the announced schedule. 
Westfield Valencia
24201 West Valencia Blvd
Valencia, CA 91355
Saturday, December 15
11am-7pm
LOCATION: Entrance between Lucille's Barbeque and William Sonoma
Nick Punto (12pm-2pm)
Tim Leary (3pm-7pm)


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