Thursday, August 30, 2018

2018 Panini Chronicles - All the Dodgers Cards

Officially hitting stores last week, here is a look at nearly all of the Dodger cards found in packs of Panini's 2018 Chronicles set. Go here to check out a complete checklist.

As always, Panini does not hold a MLB license, so no team logos are found anywhere. Heck, the iconic red uniform numbers on the Dodger uniforms are nowhere to be found, as well. I suspect it is considered a unique aspect of the Dodger brand. Additionally, many of the inserts below do not include accurate card numbers since Panini does not provide a completely accurate checklist, and I'm a bit too lazy to do their job.

On another note, this set is filled with cards of Cody Bellinger, Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo and Kyle Farmer.

Base Chronicles

#12 Walker Buehler

#21 Clayton Kershaw

Blog Kiosk: 8/30/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends


I'll take a two-game sweep any day. Last night the Dodgers continued their good play by completing a short series sweep of the Rangers, 3-1, to extend their winning streak to five games. Per Ken Gurnick at MLB.com:
"You're at the point in the year where you need to win the games you're supposed to win," said Wood. "It's really nice for us to string five together like we have, especially with us about to play a club we've struggled against in Arizona. Those five games came at the right time and we're pretty excited to go home and see these D-backs again. We saw them so much in such a short span and it was when we weren't playing so well."
Clearly, this weekend is the most important series of the season.

Photo above of Kenley Jansen and Manny Machado in the Dodger dugout via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2018 at Dodger Insider. Below are more links to check out
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1918 the Dodgers and Giants play a 56-minute game at the Polo Grounds that saw New York beat Brooklyn, 1-0In 1952 former Dodger infielder and future Hall of Famer Arky Vaughan dies in a fishing accident.  He and a friend drowned in a lake near Eagleville, CA when their boat capsized. In 1953 Roy Campanella tied a NL record for RBI's by a catcher during a season at 122. He did it by going 4-for-5 with five RBI's and three runs scored against the Cardinals. Campy would finish the year with a Major League best 142 RBI's for a catcher. In 2015 Cubs hurler Jake Arrieta no-hit the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium, 2-0. It is the 12th no-hitter ever thrown at Chavez Ravine.
  • Happy Birthday, Bert TooleyKiki CuylerTommy Dean & Roberto Hern├índez!