Monday, June 20, 2016

2016 Topps Series 2 - Hallowed Highlights, All-Star Futures, Coin & Stamp and Team Logo Pin Cards

Here are even more Dodgers insert cards to chase after in packs of 2016 Topps Series 2 boxes.  Below are the Hallowed Highlights, All-Star Futures, the World Series Champion Coin & Stamp and Dodgers Team Logo Pin Cards.  Go here to check out all of my past post on this set.

Hallowed Highlights

#HH-5 Sandy Koufax

2016 Topps Now - Father's Day Card Featuring Kenta Maeda

Take a look at the newest 2016 Topps Now card to feature a Dodger.  As you can see above, Kenta Maeda shares the spotlight with Rajai Davis of the Cleveland Indians and Mookie Betts of the Boston Red Sox.  All three players are wearing that days Father's Day uniforms.

This card not only commemorates Father's Day, but also will help provide some needed funds to fight prostate cancer.  All of the net proceeds from the sale of this card with go to the Prostate Cancer Foundation & S↑U2C!  Go here to order.

UPDATE:  The print run for this card is 431 copies.

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Blog Kiosk: 6/20/2016 - Dodgers Links - A Father's Day Victory

The Dodgers look pretty good in those Father's Day Baby-Blue Dodgers jersey's yesterday afternoon.  I especially loved the high-socks style used by several players; especially Kiké Hernández.  He had tied the game at one with an pinch hit home run to left field in the eighth inning.  Check out his home run swing in the photo on the right, via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2016.

It's also notable how the Dodgers pulled out a victory in the end.  With the game tied at the bottom of the ninth inning Yasmani Grandal came up to bat for AJ Ellis with the bases loaded.  He then proceeded to grind out a six pitch walk to drive in the winning run.  Per Jack Baer and Adam McCalvy at
Grandal's winning walk was that talk of both clubhouses, with Dodgers manager Dave Roberts lauding Grandal's overall plate discipline and the Brewers focused on Thornburg's 1-1 pitch. Catcher Martin Maldonado held it an extra moment for umpire Tim Timmons, who deemed it just off the edge of the plate. But Pitch f/x data from the game suggested similar pitches had been called strikes.

"A 1-1 pitch is the pitch that changes [the outcome of a plate appearance] most often," Thornburg said. "Obviously, I wanted that call. I've gotten that call plenty of times before. But it didn't make or break the AB."
The photos above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2016Go here to check out more pics by Jon from yesterdays game.  Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodger History: In 2008 the Dodgers received an Award of Excellence star from the Hollywood Historic Trust and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.  The Dodgers star on the Walk of Fame is located adjacent to the constellation of stars along Hollywood Boulevard at the Hollywood and Highland complex.
  • Happy Birthday, Juan Castro!