Friday, September 06, 2019

2019 Topps Five Star Baseball - All the Dodger Cards

Here is a quick look at most of the Dodger cards found in packs of 2019 Topps Five Star Baseball. This is a product that consist of only 'hits' -- meaning every $100 two-card pack will give you two autographed cards. Go here for a complete checklist. This brand hit store shelves last week.

Base Five Star Autographs

#FSA-MM Max Muncy

Blog Kiosk: 9/6/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Here's another great sliding photograph from the George Michael Collection. It is dated May 19, 1943 and features a slide that would be banned today. (eBay auction link) Below is a description of the play:
Harry Walker, of St. Louis, is out at second in the first inning of the game at Ebbets Field with the Dodgers. On the slide, Walker managed to roll into Alex Kampouris, Dodgers' second baseman, upsetting the throw to first to catch Stan Musial in a double play. Action took place on Musial's grounder to Kampouris. The took the game, 3 to 2 (boxscore).
Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1943 the Dodgers signed 19-year old amateur free agent Gil Hodges out of  St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, IN. In 1950 Don Newcombe started both ends of a doubleheader against the Phillies at Shibe Park. In Game 1 he threw a complete game three-hit shutout. In Game 2 he left the game behind by two runs in the seventh inning. The Dodgers would eventually win that game on a three-run single in the ninth inning by Gil HodgesIn 1953 Giants manager and Dodger-traitor Leo Durocher is heard yelling "stick it in his ear" before his pitcher Ruben Gomez struck Dodger outfielder Carl Furillo on the wrist with a pitch. As Furillo took first base he suddenly sprinted to the dugout to get at Durocher. In the subsequent melee Furillo fractures a finger -- ending his season. In 1976 catcher Steve Yeager is injured on the on-deck circle when a jagged end of Bill Russell's broken bat struck him in the throat. It pierced his esophagus, necessitating surgery. Soon thereafter, Dodger trainer Bill Buhler invented a device that hung down from a catchers mask to protect a players throat. In 1981 Fernando Valenzuela threw his seventh shutout as a rookie -- tying a National League record. In 1996 the ever-popular Brett Butler defied the odds by returning to the field for the first time after being diagnosed with cancer of the tonsils, having surgery and intensive radiation therapy earlier in the year.
  • Happy Birthday, Dustin MayOyster BurnsPete GilbertGeorge Hildebrand & Del Bissonette!