Tuesday, September 13, 2016

2016 Topps Archives Snapshots - All the Dodgers Cards

Last week saw the release of Topps newest online exclusive Baseball card set.  It is a new brand called 2016 Archives Snapshot and it features candid images from Topps own vault of current and former ballplayers in an simple card design.  Go here to see a complete checklist.

There are only 50 card in the base set and the autograph insert set consist of 36 cards.  The only parallel that exist for the base set are B&W versions.  The autographed cards have two different parallels available (a B&W and a negative version).  A box of cards includes a single pack of twelve cards (ten base, one B&W parallel and an autographed card) for the price of $24.99 directly from Topps website.  Go here to order, while supplies last.  Check out the Dodgers cards below.

UPDATE:  I thought I should add that the design is very reminiscent of the 1960 to 1962 Bell Brand potato chip regional Dodger set.  To see what I mean go here.

Base Cards

#AS-CK Clayton Kershaw

Blog Kiosk: 9/13/2016 - Dodgers Links - Potential Puig Trade Revealed and Dodger Fans Rule Yankee Stadium

What the...?

Never in my life could I ever have expected a crowd of Dodger fans to out-root, out-cheer and simply overcome the hometown crowd at Yankee Stadium.  As you may have heard, a group of over 1,300 loud Dodger fans, a contingent that came along with Dodgers fan group Pantone 294, overwhelmed Yamkee fans in their own home.  Heck, they even performed their own "roll call" of Dodger players on the field (watch the NY commentators discuss it here).  Billy Witz at the NY Times has a good rundown on the spectacle:
The longest-tenured Yankee, left fielder Brett Gardner, who was well within earshot of the Dodgers fans, said in reference to the crowd: “Even the Red Sox, they don’t have maybe as big a following or aren’t as rowdy. It’s a little bit different, but I thought it was a good atmosphere. If we’re going to play well down the stretch and get back into the postseason like we aspire to do, we’re going to have to play well in that atmosphere, whether it’s at the Stadium or on the road.”
Best yet, the folks at Pantone 294 brought some luck to the Blue Crew.  The Dodgers hammered out an impressive 8-2 victory behind an fantastic second career start by Jose De Leon.  Via Doug Padilla at ESPN:
“It was electric and everything I expected,” De Leon said of his Yankee Stadium debut. “I was a little more nervous than I was in L.A. Since I grew up a Red Sox fan, I really wanted to beat the Yankees, so it was a good one."
Photo above via @MLB on twitter.  Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History:  In 1925 Dodger starter Dazzy Vance ho-hit the Phillies at Ebbets Field, 10-1. Check out the boxscore here.  In 1977 Dodger outfielder Dusty Baker set a franchise record by driving in five runs in one inning.  It was against the Padres at Dodger Stadium. 
  • Happy Birthday, Dutch Ruether and Rick Dempsey!