Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Collection: Donruss Signatures of Koufax, Snider and Sutton


I thought I would scan and show off some 1998 Donruss Significant Signatures cards in my collection.  These autographed cards are hardly scarce, but they feature 3 great Dodger players: Don Sutton, Sandy Koufax and Duke Snider.  As you can see they each signed 2,000 copies.  BTW, the most affordable certified Sandy Koufax autographed card is this one.  It can be purchased for about $100 to $120 each.  Compared to his other issues, that's a steal.

UPDATE:  I thought I would add that there is a second version of the Sandy Koufax autographed card that uses a different image and is a refractor.   This card is numbered #R3, and I understand that 2,000 autographed copies were made, as well.  So, it really shouldn't sell for much more than the card below, but I've seen several recent sales that say otherwise.  It look like the refractor version is sold at a slight premium.
 

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Dodgers Blog Kiosk: 1/29/2013


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.
“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.”


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Dodgers Construction Photo Update and a Signed Tommy Baseball


Over the weekend I received a pic from inside Dodger Stadium during the FanFest activities on Saturday.  As you can see they appear to be in the process of adding the ceilings to the new basement clubhouse area. 

On top of that, the sender of the photo above is also the mother of Christian Haupt, the Baseball phenom.  As you likely recall, I had written about him several times over the past year ( here, here and here).  Well, he was at the FanFest and had an opportunity to hang out backstage.  While there, Chrstian got a personalized signed Baseball from Tommy Lasorda.  See it below.  It says, "To Christian, a future Dodger."  This would be great to get as a kid.  I know it's something I would treasure forever.

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A Dodger Stadium On-Deck Circle From Jackie Robinson Day

I stared at this auction item and said to myself, "I got room for it."  Of course, as I took off my rose colored glasses I realized that there is no way this could reasonably go anywhere at my place.  Unfortunately, I will have to pass.

Featured here is a Huggins and Scott auction item that would look great in any Baseball room - as long as you have the space.  It is a Dodger Stadium used on-deck circle from April 15, 2007.  This particular piece was located near the visiting dugout and measures 57' in diameter.  Go here for more info on this auction item.
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