Tuesday, June 11, 2019

2019 Topps 150 Years of Baseball - #45 - Duke Snider Artist Rendition

For the second week in a row a Dodger is available in the 2019 Topps 150 Years of Baseball online exclusive set. It is of Hall of Famer Duke Snider and it does not highlight a specific moment or event. Instead, it is an 'Artist Rendition' card featuring a painted image of Snider that was originally drawn by noted Baseball artist Graig KreindlerGo here to check it out and order. Below is what is written on the reverse:
Duke Snider was among the top sluggers in Baseball in his career, reaching 407 home runs and carrying a stellar .295 batting average.

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2019 Topps Total - Wave 2 - All the Dodger Cards

The second wave of 2019 Topps Total cards have arrived in collectors mailboxes, so I now have pics of the Dodger cards to share with you. Go here for a complete checklist.

As you'll see, four Dodgers are available -- AJ Pollock, Caleb Ferguson, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Cody Bellinger. They also sold a total of 7,531 packs -- nearly 1,700 more packs sold than Wave 1. This translates into an approximate print run of about 753 of each base card in the set.

Base - Wave 2

#33 A.J. Pollock

Blog Kiosk: 6/11/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Accentuate the positive.

Ryu was fantastic, once again. Via Rowan Kavner at Dodger Insider:
“I thought he was really good,” Roberts said. “He kept those guys at bay in a couple stressful spots and made pitches when he needed to.”
Unfortunately, our relief staff continues to be our Achilles heal, as they yielded four runs to lose to the Angels, 5-3. Photo above Katie Chin/Los Angeles Dodgers 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 1955 the Dodgers won their 6th game in a row, defeating the Cubs 4-3, to increase their lead in the National League by 10 1/2 games. They would not see their double-digit lead shrink below 10 games for the remainder of the season. In 1957 Roy Campanella hit his 237th career home run as a catcher to set a new NL record. In 1969 the Dodgers traded Ron Fairly and Paul Popovich to the Montreal Expos for Maury Wills and Manny MotaIn 1972 both Willie Davis and Manny Mota would both hit inside-the-park home runs in a losing effort against the Pirates, 7-5, at Dodger Stadium. In 2013 the Dodgers and Diamondbacks have a little tussle on the field. It begins with Yasiel Puig getting beaned in the head. Then, Zack Greinke immediately pelted the first batter he saw to spark hostilities on the field -- but no punches are thrown. Soon thereafter Ian Kennedy of Arizona throws at Greinke's head and a brawl begins. Eight players are suspended and 12 receive fines. Watch highlights here.
  • Happy BirthdayWheezer DellHorace AllenTom BakerYhency Brazob├ínMike Davis and Odalis Perez!