Tuesday, August 14, 2018

2018 Topps National Baseball Card Day Promo - All the Dodgers Cards

Now that the weekend has past I thought I would share pics of all of the Dodgers' found in National Baseball Card Day packs.

As you know, there were two separate events. First, there was a National Baseball Card Day promotion at every stadium in the league. On Wednesday, August 1st the Dodgers gave away Topps packs that included a complete 10-card Dodgers team set. Then, this past Saturday was National Baseball Card Day at participating hobby shops throughout the country. A purchase of certain Topps products would get you a pack of cards, and the only Dodger available in the base set is Cody Bellinger. Furthermore, autographed insert cards of prospects Alex Verdugo and Walker Buehler are also available. Go here for a complete checklist of both sets. To the right and above are pics of the pack given out at Dodger Stadium.

Hobby Shop Set  - Base

#21 Cody Bellinger

Blog Kiosk: 8/14/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Kershaw was his regular fantastic self last night -- going eight innings of four hit ball with nine strikeouts, no walks and one earned run. The bullpen, unfortunately imploded and could not hold the lead. Per Cary Osborne at Dodger Insider:
“We’re going to have to count on these guys, and Scotty’s been great all year,” Kershaw said. “Kenley has big shoes to fill. We know that these guys are a very talented group — guys that we trust, guys that have had our backs all season. Come the ninth inning tomorrow, whoever it may be, we have good faith that they can get the outs we need.”
“It’s another loss, which is no fun, but Arizona and Colorado we’re all right there. Nothing’s changed,” Kershaw said. “Obviously we’d like to win games when Arizona loses, when Colorado loses. But for now we just have to keep plugging away. I know it sounds cliché but it’s just going to come down to the last 40 games, and thankfully nobody’s pulled away yet.”
Photo above of Clayton Kershaw via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2018 at Dodger Insider. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1919 the Dodgers and Cubs play a doubleheader that last a total of only two hours and seventeen minutes. In the opener, the Cubs blanked Brooklyn 2-0, in one hour and ten minutes, and in the nightcap, it takes the Dodgers one hour and seven minutes to shut out Chicago, 1-0In 1980 the Dodgers signed amateur free agent pitcher Tom Niedenfuer out of Washington State University. In a couple of years he would be a mainstay in the Dodgers bullpen -- recording 64 saves as a Dodger. 
  • Happy BirthdayMagic JohnsonFrank McCourtMark LorettaScott StewartMcKay Christensen & Juan Pierre!