Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Scans of the 1952 Jackie Robinson Comic #6 - "Famous Plays of Jackie Robinson - Baseball Hero"

This is the final one.  Below are scans of every page of the 1952 Jackie Robinson comic book #6 "Famous Plays of Jackie Robinson - Baseball Hero." 

Directly below are links to the other Jackie Robinson vintage comics I've scanned and shared:
  • 1950 JR Comic #1 (the first half) - Link
  • 1950 JR Comic #1 (the second half) - Link
  • 1950 JR Comic #2 (complete scans) - Link
  • 1950 JR Comic #3 (complete scans) - Link 
  • 1950 JR Comic #4 (complete scans) -Link
  • 1952 JR Comic #5 (complete scans) - Link
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2015 Topps Gypsy Queen - The Dodger Relic and Other Insert Cards

Featured below are the Dodger relic (game-used memorabilia) and other insert cards found in packs of 2015 Gypsy Queen.  Tomorrow I'll have photos of the various autograph cards that can be found.  Go here for all previous post on this set.

There is one Dodger Bat Barrel card, and it is of Adrian Gonzalez.  It has yet to be found.
  • Bat Barrels - #GQBB-AG Adrian Gonzalez
The "Laces Around the League" cards are numbered to only #/5 copies and feature a piece of a game-used Baseball (including laces).  The only Dodger in the set is starting pitcher Zack Greinke. 

Laces Around the League

#LAL-ZG Zack Greinke

The below two original art patch cards are "1 of 1's."  The Clayton Kershaw card was drawn by Brad Utterstrom and the Puig card was created by Monty Sheldon.

Original Art Patches

#OAP-CK Clayton Kershaw                         #OAP-YP Yasiel Puig

Blog Kiosk: 4/21/2015 - Dodger Links - SportsNet LA Woes, Yadiel Alvarez and Brian Wilson as Charlie Sheen

The Dodger face the Giants this evening in San Francisco, and hopefully we experience a better result that what's shown in the photo above, via eBay.  Featured is Brooklyn outfielder Duke Snider sliding hard into home plate, but being called "out" by umpire Larry Goetz - Giants catcher Wes Westrum made the tag. 

On the positive side, this play only briefly stopped a surging Dodger team as they soon turned a mighty October struggle into a laugher.  The October 2, 1951 game was a 10-0 triumph for the   "Bums."  The win brought the Dodgers into a tie with the Giants for the National League crown with the final deciding game the following day.  Unfortunately, that game would end with Bobby Thompson's home run in the ninth inning.

Below are some links to check out:
Mike Bolsinger, Corey Seager and Julio Urias and Mike Bolsinger each received Player or Pitcher of the Week honors in their minor leagues.
"At the end of June, his velocity jumped, and the 94-95 [mph] started to come out," said Rick Knapp, the Minor League pitching coordinator. "The slider that was always a sore spot is now a weapon. He used the Minor Leagues for exactly what they're for. It's a great thing for a coordinator to see. He makes me proud."
  • Here's some Comcast-TWC merger news.  Via Jon Brodkin at Ars Technica, "Comcast could abandon TWC merger if government imposes tough conditions."  It's being speculated that concessions might include affirming recent FCC net neutrality rules and changes.  If that happens I suspect Comcast is out.
  • WTF!  Via Dave Schilling at Grantland, "We Went There: Closer Brian Wilson Channeled Charlie Sheen at the ‘Major League’ Live Read."
As is customary with the Film Independent Live Read series, the casting is often against type or so perfectly on the nose that you can’t help but laugh about it. Former Giants and Dodgers closer Brian Wilson portrayed Rick “Wild Thing” Vaughn, mimicking Charlie Sheen’s trademark laconic delivery and even coming to the event in a period-appropriate Indians uniform. 
  • Via Jon Heyman at CBS Sports, "Dodgers lead for top Cuban righty; Jays, Nats, D-Backs, Rangers in."  Heyman confirms previous reports saying that the Dodgers are leading in the race for Yadiel Alvarez's services.  BTW, Alvarez is slated to be getting his very own Baseball card very soon.  It's a 2015 Onyx Platinum Elite card.  Check it out via a tweet from Onyx.

  • Brett Anderson let's us know about what he thinks of those new padded pitcher caps, via twitter:

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