Friday, September 22, 2017

A Couple Oddball Jackie Robinson Things to Hang on a Wall

As you all surely know, Baseball collectors are not immune to impulse buying. In fact, I think it's fair to say that a lot of collections are built on those unplanned purchases. I know as a kid I did it often, and now as an adult it appears that I have not grown out of it.

A few weeks back I won an auction, and it was entirely unexpected. Check out my winnings above and below.

What happened was that I had placed a very early opening bid, and assumed it would receive several other bids soon thereafter. Obviously, that didn't happen. Instead, I proved to be the only bidder at $10.

So, what did I win?

2017 Topps Triple Threads - The Dodgers Base Cards

This past Wednesday saw the release of one of Topps most popular sets --  2017 Triple Threads. Below are the six Dodgers found in the base set. Go here to see a checklist. I hope to have pics of most of the Dodgers inserts next week. So, stay tuned.

Base Cards

#16 Clayton Kershaw            #17 Corey Seager

Blog Kiosk: 9/22/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

I am hoping desperately that there isn't an "ESPN Curse" 'cause I don't think I can handle that. As you can see, Cody Bellinger, Justin Turner and Yasiel Puig are featured on the cover of this coming months issue of ESPN The Magazine MLB - Playoffs Issue. BTW, the Cleveland Indians are also on the cover (I assume in newsstands on the east coast). Per a story inside via Tim Keown; "You Win Some, You Lose Some: Two dramatic streaks will define the Dodgers' 2017 season -- unless they can pull off something even more memorable in October."
It's jarring to watch a team that considered winning a byproduct of its existence profess a joyless pride in a minimal level of competitiveness. Twice a day, Roberts talks about signs of life as if assessing the vitals of a comatose patient. The Dodgers had the best 50-game streak in 105 years and the franchise's longest losing streak in 73. Same team, same season. On the day his team broke the losing streak, Roberts said, "A lot can change in three weeks. We've lived it."
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