Friday, April 10, 2015

2015 Topps Museum Baseball - The Dodger Base Cards

Topps newest Baseball card release is now in stores.  It is called the Museum Collection and it features both current and former Baseball greats.  This is a high-end product where boxes cost just under $200 each, you get four packs and you're guaranteed an autograph or relic card in each pack.  Go here to check out a complete checklist.

Seven Dodger players are represented in the 100 card base set.  You can see them all below.  As always there are a bunch of different parallel cards.  The Puig and Kershaw cards shown below are known as the copper parallels and are unnumbered.

#19 Sandy Koufax                                      #20 Joc Pederson

Topps 1952 Tribute Online Exclusive Set - All the Dodger Cards

Topps newest online exclusive release is a 1952 Tribute set that includes 10 Dodger cards.  Check them all out below.  Go here to see them online.

Fantastic, eh?

I love the portrait photos with the pastel colored backgrounds, and you certainly can't beat the iconic 1952 set design. 

Individual 10"x14" cards are available that are numbered to #/99 copies.  There are also gold background "1 of 1" cards available, but those are going fast.  Also 5"x7" complete sets can also be purchased in both the base and gold background designs, and a bonus 11th mystery card can only be found in the gold background complete set.  If anyone gets that please let me know who that bonus card is.

Blog Kiosk: 4/10/2015 - Dodger Links - Some Odds and Ends


Check out this fantastic Wide World press photo, dated June 22, 1956, that I ran into on eBay.  It features Roy Campanella and Don Zimmer posing for the camera after both had a big day at the plate.  The caption attached to the reverse is below:
"REDBIRDS WERE THEIR TARGET.  Slump-ridden Roy Campanella, left, and shortstop Don Zimmer whoop it up in the dressing room June 21 after their work at bat brought a 9-8 win to the Dodgers over the St. Louis Cardinals in night game at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, N.Y., Campy drove in six runs with a pair of homers, the second one with two aboard in ninth to tie up the game.  Zimmer's third hit of the night after he replaced injured Pee Wee Reese drove in the winning run."
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"That day, and that week, I had a very calm sense of being in the zone," Green said. "As opposed to other times, when you're in the zone and you almost start pressing because you don't want to waste that great feeling you have. When that happens, in some ways you feel more pressure when you're in that zone. But for that week, I was just very relaxed. Everything slowed down. All the clich├ęs."

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