Monday, July 14, 2014

2014 Allen & Ginter Baseball - The Dodger Base Cards

Take a look at all of the Dodger base cards found in Topps' 2014 Allen & Ginter set below.  I have paired each normal base card with a mini parallel card.  Go here to check out all of my post on this set. 

The first 300 cards of the set is the base set.  The next 50 cards (#301 to #350) represent the short printed base cards.  The next group of 50 cards (#351 to #400) are mini-only exclusive cards that can be found hidden in RIP cards.  Only Dodger cards up to #350 are shown below.  Tomorrow I'll share photos of the mini-only exclusive cards.

Base Set

#38 Don Sutton

#53 Sandy Koufax

#63 Bill Buckner

#74 Adrian Gonzalez

#78 Zack Greinke

#82 Jackie Robinson

#161 Tommy Lasorda

#189 Clayton Kershaw

#261 Duke Snider

#285 Carl Crawford

#290 Hanley Ramirez

Base SPs Set

#301 Matt Kemp

#306 Hyun-Jin Ryu

#345 Yasiel Puig

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Blog Kiosk: 7/14/2014 - Dodger Links - Seager Promoted, Urias Impressive and the Dodgers Won't Trade Top Prospects

Yasiel Puig showed off his new All-Star haircut this past weekend.  Pic via @Cut4 on twitter.
  • Topps has been giving out limited 2014 All-Star FanFest wrapper redemption cards; one of which features Clayton Kershaw.  You have to open up a bunch of Topps Baseball packs at their booth at the FanFest to get it.  Check out the Kershaw on the right.
  • Hopefully this stops all of those ridiculous trade rumors from starting up again.  (Not likely!)  Via Dylan Hernandez at The LA Times, "Dodgers unlikely to add David Price or Cole Hamels, GM intimates."
“Based on what I know of who can be acquired, even those of upper-echelon ability that are going to require more than others, I don’t see us doing anything that’s going to tear apart the farm system,” Colletti said.
So please, no more stupid rumors where we trade the farm for a short-term rental.   They are a big waste of time and energy.  Clearly, both Urias and Seager (and possibly Lee, Pederson and all of our recent draft picks) will not be traded. 
At some point after the pitch, according to Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly, Puig “threw the magical words out there, and that was it.”
So, what were those magical words?  I dunno.  For some reason that infamous scene between Kevin Costner and an umpire in the movie Bull Durham comes to mind, and this would be both horrible (since bullying of that nature isn't right) and hilarious (Bull Durham, ya know).  BTW, David Vassegh on twitter claims Puig called the umpire stupid.
"It's hard to explain how a kid who's 17 does everything he does," said Dodgers prospect Corey Seager, Urias' teammate each of the last two seasons. "He's unbelievably composed. His maturity is through the roof. He's just very impressive. There's nothing that frightens him. He doesn't overreact when he gets a bad call. He doesn't throw his glove. Nothing like that ever comes out of him."
BTW, both Urias and Corey Seager played in yesterday's MLB All-Star Futures Game.  Urias went 1 inning, threw 14 pitches, 11 for strikes and recorded 1 strike out.  Seager went 0 for 1 - lining out to right field.  Here is the boxscore for the game.

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