Tomorrow is the official release date for the 2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball card set, but you may be able to find blaster retail boxes on the shelves today at your local Target or Walmart. In fact, 'All Trade Bait, All the Time' recently opened a box and shared it here. Above is another preview card - this time it's a Jackie Robinson MVP embedded plaque card.
- GCRL just completed his 1957 Dodgers Topps team set with the recent acquisition of the Roy Campanella card. Congrats!!
- Baseball Prospectus provides their list of Top 10 Dodgers prospects, and Eric Stephen at True Blue LA analyzes it further.
- Chris Jaffe at Hardball Times notes that that today is the 25th anniversary of the Dodgers signing Kirk Gibson.
- You gotta like Hyun-Jin Ryu's attitude when choosing the WBC or the Dodgers, via Mark Saxon at ESPN.
“It’s actually very difficult to make that decision,” Ryu said through an interpreter. “I felt my first priority was getting with the team, getting to know the new system and becoming friends with the players and coaches. If the event was next year or the year after, I would have gladly competed, but right now my top priority is to be a Dodger.”
- Via Bob Nightengale at USA Today, the new Dodgers television deal might face some bumps along the road.
- More PED news. David Brown at Big League Stew tells of other names connected to a clinic that was known to distribute.
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