Thursday, October 31, 2013

2013 Topps Triple Threads Baseball - Dodgers Unity Relic Cards

I am finally getting around to putting up the Dodgers' insert cards that can be found in packs of 2013 Topps Triple Threads.  Check out the Dodgers' base cards to the set here.  Below are the Unity Relic inserts that are available.  There are also autographed relics cards of Clayton Kershaw (#UAJR-CK) and Hyun-Jin Ryu (#UAJR-HR1), but they are not in the actual packs.  Instead, a redemption card is provided.  BTW, you can see a complete checklist of the set here.

Unity Single Jumbo Relics

Adrian Gonzalez
#TTUJR-AGO1                                  #TTUJR-AGO2


 Chad Billingsley

Don Sutton
#TTUJR-DS1                                           #TTUJR-DS2


Matt Kemp
#TTUJR-MK1                                     #TTUJR-MK2

Yasiel Puig

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Some Dodgers Memorabilia at Hunt Auctions

Following up on my post from yesterday featuring Dodgers' artwork at Hunt's 10th Anniversary Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory Auction, I now bring to you some of my favorite Dodgers' memorabilia items. 

Below is a semi-hardened foam Baseball from a "Welcome Luncheon" held at L.A.'s Statler Hotel on 10/27/1957.  It has been signed by Casey Stengel and Walt Alston.  Over 1,100 new local fans attended this gala event.  This is the first time I've seen this particular Dodger memorabilia item.
(auction link)

Below is a 1954 Gil Hodges New York Press Photographers Sports Award.
(auction link)

Here is a circa 1960's LA Dodgers equipment bag that has been signed by Duke Snider, Clem Labine, Ralph Branca, and Carl Erskine.
(auction link)

This last item would look great in anyone's Dodger room.  Here are 3 vintage stadium seats from Ebbets Field
(auction link)

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Blog Kiosk: 10/31/2013 - Dodgers Links - DodgerTalk Podcast, Free Agency and Dee Gordon

Congrats, Red Sox!  Pic above via twitter @MLB.
When Boston and St. Louis first faced each other in the World Series, in 1946, there wasn’t a single African-American in either dugout. As the Red Sox and the Cardinals meet again 67 years later, there is one.
  • Via Matt Snyder at CBS, "Vegas odds: Dodgers are favorites to win 2014 World Series".  Wow, we are 5 to 1 favorites. 
  • BTW, the MLB FanCave is coming for the 2014 season.  You must apply by November 8th.  Go here!
  • This is your must read of the day.  Via Adrian Cardenas at The New Yorker, "Why I Quit Major League Baseball".
It was only after I quit that I wished I hadn’t always kept my head down, relentlessly climbing to reach the top of the game, to fulfill an American dream. I wish I had looked up more often, even at the cost some of my success. 

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