Friday, August 05, 2016

Memorabilia from Walter Alston's Estate at SCP Auction - Some Random Awesomeness

Here is a final look at some collectibles within the Walter Alton Collection sale at SCP Auctions, and I thought I'd begin with the above game-used equipment once belonging to Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanela.  As a part of the auction descriptions for both lots shown above (Auction Link here and Auction Link Here):
Of all the players Walter Alston’s granddaughter Kim Ogle got to know growing up in the Dodgers family, her strongest bond was formed with Roy Campanella. Stoutly built in her youth, Kim favored the catcher position as a player herself. Her physical traits, style of play, and affection for her Dodgers hero earned her the nickname “Little Campy”.  Big Campy, knowing Kim from his many visits to the Alston home in Oxford, Ohio as well as her presence in the dugout and on the field as Grandpa would allow, returned her affection. As a token of that affection Campanella presented his young admirer with his glove, offered here, and his full set of catchers gear, offered in the following lot.
It was during a visit to spring training in 1959 that Kim was presented these items from Campanella directly. 

2016 Topps Chrome - The Rest of the Dodgers Cards

Here is a last look at the Dodgers cards found in packs of 2016 Topps Chrome Baseball packs.  Below are all of the insert and autograph cards that are available.  Go here to check out all of my past post on this set.

Rookie Autographs

#RA-CS Corey Seager                     #RA-FM Frankie Montas

Blog Kiosk: 8/5/2016 - Dodgers Links - Peters, Puig, Seager and Kenta Maeda

Last night was a fantastic effort all around as the Dodgers defeated the Rockies, 4-2.  They were able to deny Colorado a sweep while increasing their lead in the wild-card race to three games.  The Dodgers also remain only two games behind the Giants in the division race.

As for last nights game, Kenta Maeda went a strong 5 2/3 innings, struck out five, walked none and allowed just two runs to cross the plate.  He also received some great scoreless relief help from Baez, Blanton and Jansen.  Offense was provided by a solo home run by Corey Seager, a two-run triple by Yasmani Grandal and an RBI single by Howie Kendrick to drive in Josh Reddick.  Per Ken Gurnick and Thomas Harding at
"We couldn't have scripted it any better," said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. "Yasmani got the big hit, Corey hit the home run, Kenta threw well and kept those guys off balance, the bullpen did its job. For us to salvage this series was huge."
BTW, Seagers homer was his nineteenth jack of the season - tying the Dodgers all-time mark with Hanley Ramirez for home runs by a shortstop in a single season.  Also, Kenta Maeda won his tenth game last night.  Go here to watch Maeda speak about last nights game.  Photo above via @Dodgers on twitter.  Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1969 Willie Stargell becomes the first ballplayer to ever hit a home run completely out of Dodger Stadium.  In 1979 Don Sutton becomes the Dodgers all-time leader in strike outs with 2,487.  He struck out six Giants batters in an 8-41 victory at Dodger Stadium.  He passed Don Drysdale on the Dodgers all-time list.
  • Happy Birthday, Carl Crawford and Tim Federowicz!