Wednesday, June 20, 2018

2018 Topps Series 2 - Even More Dodgers Inserts

Here are the reminder of the Dodgers' Topps Series 2 insert cards found in packs -- with the exception of the 30-card Bellinger Highlight set that I plan to focus on tomorrow. Shown below are the 1983 Topps, Cut Signature, Future Stars, Instant Impact, Longball Legends, Own the Name Relics, Sketch, Home Run Challenge and Silver Pack Promotion cards.

1983 Topps Baseball

#83AS-12 Clayton Kershaw          #83AS-16 Cody Bellinger

Weekend Autograph Opportunity: Dave Stewart and Manny Mota

Here are this weekends autograph opportunities and events throughout the Southland. As always, be sure to check the Blue Heaven Calendar for other events (a link can always be found on the tab at the top of this page, just left of center), and always confirm with the establishment. Everything is subject to change.  Please email me with any tips about upcoming events in Southern California.  As the rest of the week progresses I'll update this post with other events (if there are any) as I become aware of them.  Also, I don't always list every event below, so be sure to check my Calendar.  I always try to favor free signing events over paying events.  Click on any pic to embiggen.


Blog Kiosk: 6/20/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

What an eventful day.

Not only were Dodger fans treated to a double-header, we saw several ejections, a come-from-behind victory, a walk-off loss and then we witnessed a starting pitcher return to form from the DL. Per Cary Osborne at Dodger Insider:
(Rich) Hill walked off the mound and let out a triumphant, cathartic yell. 
Hill left the game with a lead, one the Dodgers would lose along with the game 2–1, but it was a win in the sense that a vital Dodger starting pitcher came back strong and came out healthy. 
“His intensity was good, as always,” said manager Dave Roberts to SportsNet LA’s Alanna Rizzo. “The fastball command, the curveball command — it was on point tonight. You hope to get something like that, but you never know what you’re going to get from a first start back from injury. But again, he was outstanding.”
The Dodgers won the first game, 4-3, on a game winning double by Kyle Farmer in the 9th inning to score two. Then they got beat in the 10th on a walk-off single, 2-1. Photo above of Rich Hill via Jon SooHoo/Los Amgeles Dodgers at Dodger Insider. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1958 the Dodgers signed amateur free agent Willie Davis out of Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles. In 2000 the Dodgers traded infielder Jose Vizcaino to the Yankees for catcher Jim LeyritzIn 2008 the Dodgers are awarded the Award of Excellence star, which is placed on the Walk of Fame, for their significant contributions to the community by the Hollywood Historic Trust and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. In 2009 Dodgers pitcher Jeff Weaver best his younger brother Jered Weaver at Angels Stadium, 6-4. They become the eighth set of siblings to have started against one another. 
  • Happy Birthday, Luis AlcarazLarry SeePaul Bako & Juan Castro!