Wednesday, March 07, 2018

2018 Topps MLB Sticker -- The Dodgers

Topps MLB stickers are now out. As you know, this is the most affordable set available to collectors. There are no weird variations, autographs or relics to chase after. All you get are stickers -- wonderful stickers. A full box of 50 packs (with 6 sticker cards in each pack) can be bought for under $40. BTW, the sticker album comes with six cards already, and one of them is the Bellinger card. That card can only be found within the album. Go here for a complete checklist.

Base Set

#166 Dodgers Team         #212 Kenta Maeda

Blog Kiosk: 3/7/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

For several years during WWII the Dodgers spent their spring training in up-state New York -- Bear Mountain. Located just 20 minutes from West Point, it was not unusual for the team to train at the West Point Academy Field House; especially when the weather turned ugly. Above you can see the Dodgers play ball at the Field House as cadets check out the action. The photo is dated March 18, 1945, and was taken by famed sports photographer Barney Stein for the NY Post (eBay auction link). BTW, the photo originally comes from the personal collection of former Dodger Cookie Lavagetto.

Below are more links to check out:
  • Happy Birthday, Doc ScanlanDan GrinerMerwin JacobsonDick LoftusJoe Gallagher & Jeff Kent!
  • Today's Game: The Dodgers take on the Angels in their home field, and Japanese two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani is slated to bat 7th as a DH. Kershaw is scheduled to start, so it's likely they'll face each against each other for the first time.