Friday, March 10, 2017

2017 Donruss Baseball - Dominator, Masters, Elite and Prospect Insert Cards

Now that you've seen the base cards, here are some of the Dodgers' 2017 Donruss insert cards.  Below are the Dominator, Masters of the Game, The Elite Series and The Prospect cards.  Go here to see all my post on this set.


#17 Corey Seager

Blog Kiosk: 3/10/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Spring Odds and Ends

Above is an example of what avid Baseball fans had to do to keep track of the season.  Dated September 29, 1946, Dodger fans had just witnessed their team lose the last game of the season to the Braves.  This put them into an virtual tie with the Cardinals for the National League pennant with St. Louis' last game still left to play.  Naturally, without instant media at their fingertips Dodger fans had to stick around the stadium to get news of their rivals battle against Chicago, so they flooded the field awaiting news.  Per the descriptor on the reverse:
Awaiting the Verdict: After they had seen Brooklyn drop their game to the Boston Braves, 4-0, crowds jam the field in front of the scoreboard at Ebbets Field to watch the play-by-play account of the St. Louis Cardinals-Chicago Bubs battle.  Redbirds lost 8 to 3.
With the loss the Dodgers and Cardinals would play a three-game playoff series to decide the pennant.  Unfortunately, the Dodgers would get swept and begin their vacation.

The above photo is current available on auction at RMY Auctions (link here).  Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History:  In 1983 longtime Dodger manager Walter Alston is elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Special Veterans Committee vote. 
  • Happy Birthday, Gene DeMontreville, Art Herring & Steve Howe!