Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Fun with Fantasy Cards - Some Dodgers from Mother's Day

I guess this is better late than never.

This afternoon I had some spare time, so I decided to make a handful of Dodgers Mother's Day fantasy Baseball cards.  There aren't a whole bunch of photos featuring the team in their Mother's Day garb (from what I could see in a quick search), so I just made do.

A Vintage Brooklyn Dodger Metal Cigarette Case

I've never seen anything like this before.  Featured here is a 1950 Brooklyn Dodgers metal cigarette case complete with logo and home schedule emblazoned in it.  It is on auction at Inside the Park Collectibles (Link Here).  It's about three inches tall, and appears to function like a slip case for smokes.  From what I can tell, you take a pack and slip it through the sides to give it some protection.

I have no idea what something like this would sell for, and at the moment it is valued at just under $150 bucks. 

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Blog Kiosk: 5/10/2016 - Dodgers Links - Accents, McCarthy and Vin Scully

It's all about the accent.

After sixteen years in the big league, Adrián González announced on twitter, all he was missing was an accent on his name.  So, last night he came out of the Dodgers dugout with a new change to his uniform.  Check out his accented "á" above.  AGon then challenged Kiké Hernández to do the same.  Naturally, he did.  Check out Kiké's new uniform on the top right, pic via his twitter.

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History:  In 1955 Don Newcombe threw to an minimum of 27 batters in a complete game one-hit shutout 3-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs in Wrigley Field.  The lone hit was a lone single given up to Gene Baker in the fourth inning.  He would be subsequently thrown out trying to steal second base soon thereafter.
  • On Thursday, May 19th at the Skirball Cultural Center on Sepulveda Tommy Lasorda will sit down with Larry King for an evening of talking Baseball.  Go here for information.  A Q&A session will also follow.