Friday, August 16, 2019

2019 Topps Now - #687 - Bellinger & Trout Hit their 40th

Here's the newest Cody Bellinger 2019 Topps Now card, and this time he gets to share it with fellow slugger and crosstown rival Mike Trout. This card let's us know that they both his their 40th home run of the season yesterday -- to lead the Majors.
Go here to check it out and order. Below is what's written on the reverse:
Cody Bellinger set a new career high with his 40th home run of the season while temporarily taking over the MLB lead. Mike Trout later tied him atop the leaderboard, hitting his 40th home run against the White Sox.

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2019 Topps Total - Wave 5 - All the Dodger Cards

The fifth wave of Dodger cards found in packs of 2019 Topps Total are now in collectors hands, and there are three Dodgers available this time around. They are Alex Verdugo, Pedro Baez and Joc Pederson. Go here to check out a complete checklist. A total of 3,981 packs were sold and this translates into an approximate print run of 398 of each card.

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#419 Alex Verdugo

Blog Kiosk: 8/16/2019 - Dodgers Links - Youngest to 40

Cody Bellinger launched his 40th homer of the season last night to become the youngest Dodger in franchise history to hit as many home runs -- he is 24-yeas old. Via Christina De Nicola at
Per Andrew Friedman: “Obviously, incredibly talented player who’s had a lot of success, but for him to take that other big step forward has been awesome. Just the maturation that we've seen over the offseason into this year, we think it's a big contributing factor to that.”
“He's a special player, when you think about it,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. “This guy plays center. He plays first. He's a really good outfielder. He can steal a bag. He has power. The whole thing. It's a different look. He does everything. When you're talking about one of the top guys in the league, they're guys that can do that. It's not just home runs. It's not just average. It's a little bit of everything.”
Photo above via Michael Reaves/Stringer 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 1950 Giants third baseman Hank Thompson hit two inside-the-park home runs off Dodger pitchers Don Bankhead and Carl Erskine at the Polo Grounds. Brooklyn got pummeled 16-7. In 1964 Cardinals great Curt Flood recorded eight consecutive hits against the Dodgers during a doubleheader in Los Angeles; including four hits against Sandy Koufax. Unfortunately, Koufax injured his elbow while on the basepaths and would not pitch again that season. In 1988 the Dodgers traded fan favorite Pedro Guerrero to the Cardinals for starting pitcher John Tudor. This move would prove to be an impactful one. In nine starts Tudor would solidify the rotation by going 4-3 with an 2.41 ERA as the Dodgers head to the World Series.
  • Happy BirthdayHub NorthenBilly RhielRoger Cedeno & Yu Darvish!