Thursday, May 09, 2019

2019 Topps Now Future World Series - All the Dodger Cards

I had forgotten all about the existence of this set. Back in March Topps unveiled a new online exclusive set that's based on the Topps Now brand. It is called Topps Now Future and it's a print-to-order product that was sold as a three-card pack and includes a bonus prize should the predicted 'future' shown on the card come true. For this particular set should the player/team win the 2019 World Series you will get either a 20-card chrome-based team set or a mystery autographed card.

There are three Dodgers' available (Kershaw, Bellinger and Turner) and the total number of packs sold by Topps was 10,910. So, this means that there are about 360 of each of these cards available. Go here for a complete checklist. BTW, an Award Winners version was made available in April and I hope to have pics of those available soon.

#40 Clayton Kershaw     

Blog Kiosk: 5/9/2019 - Dodgers Links - 10th Straight Victory at Home

Last night Clayton Kershaw went a strong 6.2 innings to record his second victory of the season -- which helped the Dodgers win their 10th consecutive game at home. The real hero, though is an offense that continues to out-slug their opponents. Per Ken Gurnick at
“It definitely feels like when you come to the ballpark we’re going to win every night,” said Kershaw, whose team responded to a six-game losing streak by going 17-6. “With the ebbs and flows of a season, you’re not always going to feel that way. But right now, it does. It feels like someone’s going to pick us up. If we’re down, we’ll come back. If we have the lead early, we’ll hold it and add on late. 
"A lot of signs of a great team. Different guys contributing all the way through. If we get everybody going at the exact same time, it’s going to be pretty scary.”
Photo above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2019 at Dodger Insider. Go here to check out more pics from yesterdays game. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1947 the infamous photo between Phillies manager Ben Chapman and Jackie Robinson is taken before the start of this afternoons game in Philadelphia. As you know, Chapman spearheaded a vicious racially-tinged verbal assault on Robinson during their previous series in Brooklyn that resulted in extremely poor press and the wrath of Commissioner Happy Chandler. In 1983 Ron Cey returned to Dodger Stadium for the first time since being traded to the Chicago during the offseason. Cey went 3-for-4 with three singles and a run scored but his Cubs lost, 4-3.
  • Happy BirthdayAlex Farmer & Aaron Harang!