Tuesday, June 21, 2016

2016 Topps Now - Kenley Jansen Becomes All Time Saves King for Dodgers

For the second day in a row a Dodger player is given a 2016 Topps Now card to call his own.  Featured here is Kenley Jansen's card that highlights his franchise leading career save #162.  Go here to check it out and order.

Jansen has been so great for the Dodgers I though I'd pass along some quotes from his teammates acknowledging his work.  Via Jack Baer and Jamal Collier at MLB.com:
"The consistency that he brings every year to the back end of our games, it's nice to have," (Justin) Turner said. "It's nice to know when you pass the ball to him with the lead, you got a really good chance of winning the ballgame."
Via Ken Gurnick at MLB.com:
"Amazing," said J.P. Howell. "I've seen four years of it and seeing the growth and everything he's had to go through to get there, his job was at risk at times early through that, he's overcome a lot of things. Everyone loves him here. He's such a good teammate, he's so good too. He's a guy that wants the ball every day. Not everyone has that."
"We've been spoiled," Kershaw said of Jansen's consistency. "It just feels like when the ninth inning rolls around, we have a win. You can't take that for granted. I'm happy for him, he's had a great career here so far and hopefully a lot more to come."
"To say I was teammates with Eric (Gagne) and to have Kenley break that Dodgers all-time saves record, at home, and to be a small, small part [of it]. ... I know Kenley's proud, for him, his family," said (Dave) Roberts, whose club has won six of its last seven.
Below is the reverse of the card.

UPDATE:  The print run for this card is at 310 copies.

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