Tuesday, August 07, 2018

2018 Bowman Chrome National Convention - The Dodgers Promos

Now that the National Sports Collectors Convention (NSCC) is over with I figured now was a good time to share pics of some of the Dodgers' promos available at the show. This year there were no Dodger freebies in the VIP bags, but there sure were some Dodgers' found in the wrapper redemption packs. Here's a look at Topps wrapper program at the show. I hope to have up Panini's promos soon, so stay tuned for that.

As you can see, this years packs featured their Bowman Chrome brand, and it includes a unique "National" identifier on the front of each card. On the bottom right is the NSCC logo. Go here for a complete checklist of this set.


#BNR-AV Alex Verdugo          #BNR-CB Cody Bellinger

Blog Kiosk: 8/7/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Wow! This is what I call an action photo.

Featured above is an International News press photo from May 23, 1938 featuring a dramatic play at the plate. Per the descriptor on the reverse:
Something to "get up in the air" about -- Ival Goodman, right fielder for Cincinnati, is "Stopped" by the camera as he scored against the Brooklyn Dodgers. Catcher (Babe) Phelps of the Dodgers is waiting expectantly for Ernie Koy's throw. Note the alertness of umpire. The Reds won the game, 6-4.
Check out the eBay auction for the pic here. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1915 rookie Dodgers pitcher Ed Appleton committed a grievous error due to a bit of trickery by Cardinals manager Miller Huggins. In the seventh inning of a tied game Huggins, while coaching at third base, called for the ball from Appleton -- 'Let me see that ball'. Appleton obliged and tossed the ball, only to see Huggins step aside to allow ball to roll on the field. A Cardinal runner then scored a go-ahead run. The Dodgers protested, but time out hadn't been called, so the run counted. In 2003 Eric Gagne tied the single season record for consecutive saves to start the season at 38. It also marked the 46th consecutive regular-season save overall.
  • Happy Birthday, Adonis TerryTom DrakeRocky BridgesJosé DomínguezJose De Leon!