Thursday, August 02, 2018

2018 Topps Now -- #543 & #544 -- Dozier and Grandal's Electric Night

It comes as no surprise that Brian Doziers magnificent first night as a Dodger on the field has earned him a Topps Now card. Check it out above and on the right. Go here to check it out and order. Per the description on the reverse:
Brian Dozier made his debut for the Dodgers after getting traded from the Twins and has made an immediate impact. Dozier went 3-for-4, which included the back end of back-to-back home runs with Yasmani Grandal in the fifth, a single to start a two-run rally in the seventh and a double in the eighth.

2018 Topps Chrome - All the Dodgers Cards

Officially in stores this week is Topps 2018 Chrome Baseball card brand, and as always I've got pics of most of the Dodgers' cards found within packs. Go here for a complete checklist.

These cards are basically very shiny versions of Topps flagship set. Although, there appears to be unique photos used for the base cards of Justin Turner, Kenley Jansen, Chris Taylor and Kenta Maeda. Also, I am aware of only two Dodger variation cards, so if more pop up I'll be sure to update this post.


#36 Justin Turner                  #39 Alex Wood

#71 Walker Buehler

Blog Kiosk: 8/2/2018 - Dodgers Links - Dozier's Dynamic Debut

Wow! By the looks of it, we should've gotten Dozier a couple of years ago -- 'cause last night was a whirlwind of a debut. He went 3-for-4 with a single, double and a home run that resulted in a curtain call (watch it here). Per Rowan Kavner at Dodger Insider
“I love the only 395 to center,” said Dozier, who’s used to it being 404 feet to center field at Minnesota’s Target Field. “That’s a good thing. I’m not used to that. It was cool.”
Of course, the night really belonged to Yasmani Grandal. He walloped two homers; including a walk-off two-run dinger in the 10th to win, 6-4.
“He’s been one of the hottest hitters in the National League for quite some time,” Roberts said.
Photo of Dozier above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2018 at Dodger Insider. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1938 Dodgers President Larry MacPhail introduced the yellow baseball. It was used during the first game of a doubleheader at Ebbets Field against the Cardinals. The Dodgers won that game, 6-2. The yellow baseball would only be used three more times this season. In 1982 the United States Postal Service unveiled a new 20-cent stamp commemorating Jackie Robinson at a ceremony in Cooperstown, NY.  Robinson becomes the first ballplayer to be depicted on the US postage stamp. Check it out on the right.
  • Happy BirthdayBill HillJim HolmesBill PosedelMike VenafroMatt Guerrier & Onelki GarcĂ­a!