Friday, January 13, 2017

2016 Panini National Treasures Baseball - The Dodgers Base Cards

Here is a final look at the Dodger cards found in packs of Panini's 2016 National Treasures.  This time we look at the base cards.  Unfortunately, I have yet to see the Jake Daubert or Max Carey cards.  I'll update this post when they pop up.  Go here to see all of my past post on this set.  Go here for a complete checklist.

BTW, there are five different Dodger "Base Variation" cards available.  You can check them all out below.  As you can see, the variation cards include a nickname or an distinguishing accomplishment by the player.

Base Set

#5 Jackie Robinson          #12 Don Drysdale

Blog Kiosk: 1/13/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

He's officially a Dodger now.

Featured above is a vintage International News press photograph showing the Dodgers manager helping newly signed Dodgers coach, Babe Ruth, into his uniform for the very first time.  (RMY Auction Listing) Per the descriptor on the reverse:
Into Uniform Once More... But Only To Coach:  Manager Burleigh Grimes of the Brooklyn Dodgers helps the one-time King of Swat to don his uniform.  Just before the Brooklyn team took to the field to engage in a double-header against the Chicago Cubs.  A few minutes later, the Bambino received a tremendous ovation from 25,000 fans when he made his debut as a Dodger coach.  The beloved ex-home run king spent an hour posing for the movies before the game, signing autographs and hitting fungoes to the outfield.  To top things off Ruth took a turn at bat and drove one of Grimes offerings out of the lot (dated 6/19/1938)
The Dodgers were no-hit by Reds hurler Johnny Vander Meer on June 15, 1938 -- the second of his two consecutive no-hitters that season.  Then the following day Ruth met with the team and officially signed a contract to be a coach for Brooklyn.  He would debut in the uniform on the 19th at Ebbets Field.

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History:  In 1988 Steve Garvey announced his retirement from the game of Baseball.
  • Happy Birthday, Jimmy Jordan & Elmer Dessens!