Thursday, March 09, 2017

A Thrift Store Find: A Vintage Brooklyn Dodger "Bum" Figurine

Could you say no to this face?  I certainly couldn't.

I've recently discovered the joy of the hunt... And I don't mean the kind of hunting that requires a firearm.  Instead, I've become a thrift store shopper.  Just like that stupid song from Macklemore, I've been "lookin' to pop some tags and I've got only $20 in my pocket." 

2017 Donruss Baseball - All the Dodgers Base Cards and Variations

2017 Donruss, Panini America's flagship Baseball card brand, was release yesterday.  It includes all the subsets older collectors like myself recall with fondness. Go here for a complete checklist.

There are eight Dodgers' in the base set, one rated rookie card of recently traded prospect Jose De Leon and a Diamond Kings card of Corey Seager.  Of note, I hate what they've done to the Diamond Kings cards.  They used to be drawings or paintings created by noted sports artist Dick Perez.  Now, Panini just throws some pic into some nameless computer program to simulate a drawing.  Ugh....

Diamond Kings

#14 Corey Seager

Blog Kiosk: 3/9/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Spring Odds and Ends

Joc Pederson is mashing the ball this spring.  Yesterday afternoon he launched his third homer in March.  Per Adam McCalvy at
"I've been working on my swing, my path to the ball, and it's encouraging to see it pay off in the game," said Pederson, who leads the club with three home runs.

"His approach is really consistent, he's not trying to pull the ball too much," manager Dave Roberts said of Pederson. "When he's going hard up the middle, like the line drive to the shortstop [in the third inning], we know he's in a good place."
Pederson also chats about his leadoff home run with Kelli Tennant of SportsNet LA in an interview that you can see here.  Photo above via SportsNet LA on twitter.  Below are more links to check out: