Monday, June 10, 2019

2019 Panini Leather & Lumber - All the Dodger Cards

A couple weeks ago Panini reintroduced a brand, originally created by Donruss in the 90's, called Leather & Lumber. It features numerous die-cut parallels and plenty of relics to fill your fancy. It also has a checklist that isn't entirely complete. There are triple relic cards available that are were not in their original checklist -- along with a single relic insert set that doesn't appear to exist. Nevertheless, there are a lot of fun looking cards, and if not for the missing team logos this set would rank high as one of my favorites this year. Go here for the published checklist.

You can see most of the Dodger cards below.

Base Set

#37 Clayton Kershaw             #44 Walker Buehler

2019 Topps 150 Years of Baseball - #42 - Mike Piazza

The third Dodger to make it into Topps online exclusive card brand, 2019 Topps 150 Years of Baseball, features Mike Piazza and it highlights his fantastic rookie campaign in 1993. The eventual Rookie of the Year winner slashed an impressive .318/.370/.561/.932 with 35 home runs, 112 RBI and 81 runs scored. Go here to check it out and order. You have until tomorrow to get your order in. Below is what's written on the revere:
In his rookie season, Mike Piazza proved to be the best offensive catcher in the Game, slugging 35 home runs and driving in 112. The rookie carried a robust .318 batting average and caught 146 games. The superb campaign earned Piazza the NL Rookie of the Year Award.

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Blog Kiosk: 6/10/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

What a fun game. Not only did we witness a pitching duel for the ages, but we also saw some fantastic game-saving defense and hard-nosed squawking on the field. Sure, Bumgarner's act can be tiring, but I will never doubt his passion. Per Rowan Kavner at Dodger Insider:
“It was fun. Kind of an old-school baseball game — two №1s going head-to-head, and we saw the best of Madison Bumgarner and matched Walker pitch for pitch,” said manager Dave Roberts. “To see those guys go out there and compete and win pitches, win at-bats, it was fun. But fortunately for us, we scored one more run than they did.”
Photo at the very top via Michael Urakami/
 at Dodger Insider. The Buehler pic via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers at Dodger Insider. Go here to check out more pics from yesterday's game. Below are more links to check out: