Monday, July 17, 2017

2017 Topps Stadium Club - One Dodger SSP Variation - Kershaw's FB Grip

I spoke way too soon last week. There is a Dodgers 2017 Stadium Club base variation card in the set and it is of Clayton Kershaw. See it below on the right.

Although I don't believe we've seen this exact photo before, we have seen something similar in the past. In both the 2009 and 2013 Allen & Ginter sets we saw Clayton showing us his four-seam fastball grip. You can see both of those cards at the very bottom.

#230 Clayton Kershaw
Base Card                                                  Variation

2017 Topps Tier One - The Dodgers Tier One Relic Cards

Here is a final last look at the various Dodgers cards available in packs of Topps 2017 Tier One Baseball set. Go here to check out all of my past post on this set.

Featured below are the Tier One Relic, Legends Relics and Autographed Relic cards. With exception of the Dual Autograph Relics, all the inserts below also include a "1 of 1" triple relic card, but none of them have yet to be seen on eBay. I do show both the single and double relics for each player below. On a side note, I have yet to see any of the Duke Snider Legends Relic cards anywhere.

Tier One Relics

#T1R-CK Kershaw

#T1R-CSE Seager

Blog Kiosk: 7/17/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Weekend Odds and Ends

The Dodgers just keep on rollin'. Instead of boring you with details I thought I would point to the above action photograph taken by Dodgers photographer Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2017. As you can see, Jon decided to photograph the game in a different perspective, and in the process snapped one of my favorite subjects. Here, he captured Kike Hernandez with a broken bat swing -- complete with a piece of the barrel flying off the bat.

Go here to check out more pics by Jon from Sunday's game. You can also see pics from Saturday's game here, or Friday's game here. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1954 the Dodgers field the very first starting nine that consist of a majority of black ballplayers for the first time in Major League history. In 1974 Dodger starter Tommy John suffers an arm injury on the mound against the Expos that would eventually lead to a revolutionary new surgery that would be widely known as "Tommy John" surgery -- to repair a torn ligament in the elbow by replacing it with a ligament taken from another part of the body. The surgery is performed by Dr. Frank Jobe. In 1976 Walter Alson wins his 2,000th game as a manager. His Dodgers defeat the Cubs in Los Angeles, 5-4. Alston would then leave the Dodgers at the end of this season -- finishing with a 2,040-1,613 lifetime mark as skipper.
  • Happy Birthday, Eddie Brown!

2017 Topps Now -- #351, #355, #356 -- Puig's Homers, Bellinger's Cycle and Wood's Eleventh Win

I am late again with several Topps Now cards released over the weekend. On Friday evening Yasiel Puig carried the Dodgers to a 6-4 victory over Miami to open the second half of the season, and he did it in dramatic fashion.