Friday, June 08, 2018

Vintage Dodger Tunes: "Brooklyn Dodgers Jump"

I thought it would be fun to take a little detour. Instead of cards I thought I would spend some time to explore some vintage Dodgers-themed music.

I'm sure all of you have heard the classic tune "Follow the Dodgers", but have you ever heard of the "Brooklyn Dodgers Jump?" It is a little song that was sung by Ralph Branca, Carl Furrilo, Erv Palica and the Ebbets Field Chorus in 1949. You can check out an advertising for the record on the right that was found in a July 2, 1949 copy of Billboard magazine (p. 38).

As I was doing some background research I came across a fascinating story in the Hollywood Reporter about the man who helped set this deal up for the three Dodger players; as well as, represent numerous other ballplayers throughout the game.

2018 Baseball Treasure MLB Coins - The Kershaw Coin

I had almost forgot that Topps were making these. (This is not actually a Topps product) Fortunately, the fine gentleman at Sports Card Info provided a nice reminder. In addition to Finest, Topps also released a debut brand called 2018 Baseball Treasure MLB Coins. It features set of 30 base cards that include a precious metal coin embedded within it. Go here for a complete checklist.

Only one Dodger player is available -- Clayton Kershaw. The base card/coin is made of bronze; while parallels exist in real silver and real gold. The gold coins are all 1 ounce in weight, are all "1 of 1's" and can be found as a redemption card in packs. Silver and bronze coins are inserted into packs. Also, this product can be found in retail stores like Modells and local hobby shops. You can find stores with these packs via a helpful website created by Topps that provides locations throughout the country. Go here to check that out.

Base Copper Coin

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Blog Kiosk: 6/8/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

It appears the Dodgers of old is back. No matter what game and no matter the circumstance, the Dodgers just persevere. Per Mason Wittner at
"It's one of those things where you've got to kind of ask guys to do more than they've been asked to do and stretch them more," Roberts said. "You try to navigate it the best you can and you understand you don't have a whole lot of margin [for error]. To the guys' credit, the bullpen did a fantastic job."
For the second game in a row the Dodgers had to use a bullpen game to get bye. On Wednesday they fell just short of victory. Yesterday, they battled and defeated the Pirates, 8-7. Best yet, Joc Pederson had a career-type of day at the top of the order. He slugged two homers and walloped a double to drive in three runs.

Photo above of Joc Pederson via Justin Berl/Getty Images at Dodger Insider. Below are more links to check out: