The 2014 Baseball season has begun.
No, I don't mean to say that players are reporting to Spring Training, en masse. Although, there are various reports throughout the league that a handful of players have already shown up to get started early.
Instead, I want to let everybody know that today is the official release of the flagship 2014 Baseball card set. Topps Series 1 Baseball is out, and you should be able to get a pack at your local card shop or retail store (like Walmart or Target).
Some of you already know that retail boxes have already been showing up. Heck, individual cards are currently for sale on eBay. Unfortunately for me, my local Target did not have any of their boxes on the shelves last night. So, I'm gonna head out to another Target this afternoon in hopes of finding a blaster box. And as a special bonus, I'll record the opening of it and post it up here, just for the heck of it.
As you can expect, I'll have photos of all the various Dodger cards available in the set. I hope to have my first post in a couple of days.
In the meantime, check out this goofy Clayton Kershaw card below.
It is a short-printed variation card inserted into packs, and it features Clayton celebrating a NL Division Championship. Based on the numbers of these cards showing up on eBay it doesn't appear to be very scarce. Although, I would expect to pay a premium for it. BTW, I count 6 different Dodger short-printed cards so far; including 2 different Puigs, 2 Kershaw's, a Ryu and a Hanley. I suspect there are more yet to be uncovered.
The Kershaw short-prints have Series 2 numbering (#400). At this point, this card easily belongs in 2014's class of "Best Dodger Cards of the Year".
That smile, smirk, whatever you call it is the most hilarious expression I've ever seen on our left-handed hurler.
#400 (w/ Series 2 numbering) Clayton Kershaw
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