Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Stand Up To Cancer Auction with a Bunch of Great Dodger Stuff

MLB has teamed up with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) to offer all kinds of great goodies for Baseball fans during the Baseball Winter Meetings.  There are once-in-a-lifetime experiences and unique items available for auction.  On top of that, you help out a great cause.
Stand Up To Cancer was founded on the belief that each and every one of us can make a difference in the effort to make more cancer patients survivors, and the incredibly generous support SU2C receives from all facets of the Major League Baseball community exemplifies that belief,” said SU2C Co-founder Rusty Robertson.  “The Winter Meetings auction, which brings together all 30 clubs as well as individual players, coaches and fans, is a powerful example of what can be achieved through collaboration.”
Check out a press release about the event here.  All of the Dodger items can be viewed here.

Dodger experiences include a "meet and greet" with Magic Johnson (already over $1500), a "Be a Host" on DodgerTalk (over $500) and golfing with Fernando Valenzuela (over $700).  The above three items close later tonight.  There are also a bunch of game-used uniforms, equipment and Baseballs to go crazy over.  These items close over the weekend.  Below are some of my favorites. 
(auction link)

Do you remember the tradition of ripping off the Dodger uniform? Well, available for auction is Matt Kemp's torn jersey that he wore when the Dodgers clinched the NL West Division on September 19th against the Diamondbacks.  This was also the day the Dodgers took a dip on the Diamondbacks pool.  I wonder if the smell of chlorine still remains?
(auction link)

BTW, a video of Kemp in the clinch pile can be viewed below.  At about the 0:30 second mark you see Kemp hoping like a bunny.  You also notice the dark stain on his shoulder (providing good evidence that the above jersey is real).  Although, I do not know when the jersey got torn, since I didn't notice that in the video below. 

Video Link:

Below is a Adrian Gonzalez game-used jersey from a July 10th game against the Diamondbacks.  Adrian hit his 14th homer of the year during this game in the 7th inning.  Watch that homer here.
(auction link)

Last but least, below is a Dodgers Celebration Champagne bottle from the day they clinched the NL West Division.  I wonder if this made it to the pool?
(auction link)

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