Friday, October 24, 2014

2014 Topps Update Baseball - The Dodger Relic & Autograph Cards

Last, but certainly not least, I take a look at all of the Dodger relic and autograph cards found in 2014 Topps Update.  Go here to find all of my posts related to this set, or here for a complete checklist of the set.  Click on any pic to embiggen.

All Star Stitches

#ASR-CKE Clayton Kershaw                 #ASR-DG Dee Gordon

#ASR-YP Yasiel Puig

Tom Artiaga - "You Are a True Blue Hero"

If you haven't heard this story then here's you chance to catch up. 

Several days ago a video went viral that showed a Dodger-cap wearing good Samaritan running into a burning house in Fresno to save a life.   He went in like the Flash and came out with an older gentleman in tow.  It was an incredible act of selfless bravery.

The hero is a man named Tom Artiaga and he visited with Jimmy Kimmel last night.  Also on-hand was Dodger legend Tommy Lasorda to extends his thanks and to invite him to throw out a first pitch next season.  Watch the video below. 

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Pic at the very top via @Dodgers on twitter.

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Blog Kiosk: 10/24/2014 - Dodger Links - Some Odds and Ends

Last night Tommy Lasorda visited with Jimmy Kimmel and had an opportunity to meet with Taylor Swift, as evidenced by the photo above tweeted by @TommyLasorda.

Below are some links to check out:
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is the Sporting News MLB Player of the Year for 2014, as selected by a panel of  244 major league players. Kershaw beat Angels superstar Mike Trout by just three votes.
“It’s awesome,” Kershaw said of the honor. “It really is cool to have that respect from other guys in the league. That’s a huge compliment. For my peers to give that to me, that’s awesome.”

  • Via Kevin Nelson at Sports Collectors Digest, "Operation Bullpen Endures, Public Fascination Continues."  I would be very interested in seeing a movie about the largest fraud ever perpetrated in the sports memorabilia hobby.
  • Buster Olney of ESPN tells us a bit about Andrew Friedman's contract on twitter:

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