Featured below are the Dodgers base cards from 2013 Topps Baseball Series 1. I've included scans of both the front and reverse (with exception to #81 ERA Leader card). In my mind, the best thing about this set are the backs. It's filled with stats and little tidbits about the players career. Sometimes, you find some real gems.
As always, click on any pic to embiggen. I definitely encourage that you take a closer look at the back of each one.
9 Dee Gordon
Here's one thing I didn't know. Dee Gordon's card tell us that he was mentored by Barry Larkin, who lives in the same neighborhood as his dad, Tom.
16 Andre Ethier
Andre Ethier did something rare, and Clayton Kershaw loves Taylor Swift.
22 Clayton Kershaw
56 Joe Blanton
74 Kenley Jansen
81 ERA Leaders: Kershaw, Dickey Cueto
Only Paco's Mom calls him Steven.
99 Paco Rodriguez
158 Chad Billingsley
182 Randy Choate
191 Chris Capuano
219 Josh Beckett
228 Adrian Gonzalez
242 Matt Kemp
263 Ted Lilly
295 Brandon League
306 Jerry Hairston
The AJ Ellis description is just plain awesome. Here it is in full:
As a 31-year-old with 206 previous Major League at-bats, AJ's success made him one of the most compelling breakout stories in 2012. His cerebral game-management and his personal philosophy of "I love guys who play defense and put the team first" - won him the job. Ellis' bat was just a bonus, as he had his initial walk-off homer and first two-blast game.
314 AJ Ellis
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