Tuesday, August 01, 2017

2017 Topps Now -- #424 -- Yu Darvish is a Dodger!

I don't quite know if I would consider this Yu Darvish's first Dodgers Baseball card, but it'll have to do

As you surely know, Yu Darvish is now a Dodger, and as has been custom Topps has issued a 2017 Topps Now card to commemorate the trade. See it above and below. Sadly, there are no individual cards for the other two new Dodgers -- Tony Cingrani and Tony Watson.

As you can see, they elected to not draw (photoshop) a Dodger uniform on him -- which is unfortunate. I think the card would look much better if someone took a paintbrush and drew a big "LA" on his cap. Go here to check it out and order. Per the description on the reverse:
The Los Angeles Dodgers, owners of the best record in Baseball, acquired right-handed starter Yu Darvish from the Texas Rangers just ahead of the trade deadline. This was one of a fluery flurry moves of the Dodgers made at the deadline to bolster their pitching for the back half of the season. In giving up Darvish, the Rangers received three prospects in the deal; second baseman Willie Calhoun, right-hander A.J. Alexy and shortstop Brendon Davis.
On a side note, there are some obvious spelling and grammar mistakes in the written description on the card. Hopefully, that gets fixed before they head to the printer.

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