Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Don Drysdale Collection at SCP - Part V - Some Oddball Stuff

Here's a final look at some of the Don Drysdale items available at SCP Auctions.  Over the past couple of weeks I've written numerous post featuring this collection, and thought I'd wrap things up with a peek at some of the oddball Drysdale collectibles.  Check out my previous write-ups here, here, here, here and here.

Following the 1956 season the Dodgers spent some time in Japan.  Having been invited by Matsutaro Shoriki, the "Father of Japanese Baseball", they played several exhibition games on the island.  Featured below is a Dodger themed kimono.  Each Dodger player in attendance received one, and they are personalized with each players name spelled out on the lapel in Japanese.  (Auction Link Here)  BTW, these games mark the last games played by Jackie Robinson in a Dodger uniform.

2016 Topps Gypsy Queen - All the Dodgers Insert Cards

Here is a final look at the Dodgers cards found in packs of 2016 Gypsy Queen.  Featured below are all of the available insert cards.  Go here to see all of my previous post on this set.


#GQA-CKE Clayton Kershaw                 #GQA-CS Corey Seager

Blog Kiosk: 4/12/2016 - Dodgers Links - Maeda, Urias and Vin Scully

As street dedications go, this event was probably the most captivating.  Yesterday afternoon the City of Los Angeles and the Dodgers officially welcomed a street change that has been a long time coming.  They renamed Elysian Park Avenue to Vin Scully Avenue.  Jon Weisman at Dodger Insider has the complete story; including the entirety of Vin's speech:
“I don’t know you, and I miss you, believe me, each and every day. You have been so kind and so gentle, that again, as I said in my opening remarks, I’m overwhelmed. Just to hear your enthusiasm, the voice that comes roaring up out of the stands, there’s nothing like it.
Photo above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2016 on the Dodgers twitterTake a look at even more pics taken by Jon from the event here.  Below are more links to check out:
  • Yeah, I noticed this too.  Clayton Kershaw was getting ridiculously squeezed by the home plate umpire on Saturday.  Via Jeff Sullican at FanGraphs, "We Might Already Have the Season’s Worst Called Ball."
  • Via Jon Weisman at Dodger Insider, "Micah Johnson optioned to Oklahoma City."  Howie Kendrick has been activated off the DL.  Another move is likely once Yasmani Grandal is activated.