Thursday, March 01, 2018

2018 Topps Heritage - The Cody Bellinger Puzzle Back Subset

This past Wednesday I teased about a subset found in the 2018 Heritage base set that features our Rookie of the Year -- Cody Bellinger. It is a puzzle back subset and it can be found by collecting all ten of the National League All-Stars cards. As you may know, all of the all-star cards found in the base set feature one piece of the puzzle on its reverse. BTW, the American League version creates a puzzle featuring Aaron Judge.

Blog Kiosk: 3/1/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Here's another fantastic vintage photo currently available at RMY Auctions (auction link). Featured are Dodgers manager Leo Durocher and his coach Chuck Dressen in the midst of practice during Spring Training, 1945.

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1947 Father Vincent Powell of the Brooklyn Catholic Youth Organization released a public statement declaring that the group, "is withdrawing from the Dodgers' Knothole Club." He goes on to say that he cannot allow the kids to be associated with Leo Durocher -- a fellow deemed to have low moral character. Several weeks later (April 9th) the National League would levy a one-year suspension against Durocher. The reasons vary from the Catholic boycott, his close association to known gamblers and an off-field spat with Charlie Dressen. Jeffrey Marlett at SABR provides a fantastical write-up on Durocher's suspension, here.
  • Happy Birthday, Tim ThompsonBert HamricOmar Daal & Blake Hawksworth!