Friday, July 10, 2020

Blog Kiosk: 7/10/2020 - Dodgers Links & News - Some Odds and Ends


They say he's locked and loaded for the season.

I recently participated in a roto-league draft and made sure to get Corey Seager. This is his first season back, after a disastrous 2018, so I am expecting big things from him.

Photo above via @Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1953 the Dodgers collectively hit a home run in 24 consecutive ballgames. This day's homer was hit by Roy Campanella against Giants pitcher Sal "The Barber" Maglie. Unfortunately, that would be the only run Brooklyn scores. They would lose 6-1. In 1971 the Dodgers signed future Hall of Fame reliever Hoyt Wilhelm. He would retire a year later at the age of 49. As a Dodger he got into 25 games, recorded four saves, a 1.047 WHIP and an 3.14 ERA. Not too bad for a guy in his middle-ages.
  • Happy Birthday, Scott AlexanderLarry Burright & Bob Bailor!

Thursday, July 09, 2020

Blog Kiosk: 7/9/2020 - Dodgers Links & News - Some Odds and Ends


That was a lot of fun.

last night the Dodgers played a little three-inning intrasquad game at Dodger Stadium and it was glorious. I miss these guys. You can watch the game here.

Photo above of Justin Turner via the Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1996 Dodger catcher Mike Piazza is crowned the All-Star Game MVP. He lead the National League to a 6-0 victory by slugging a solo home run in the 2nd inning and a two-out RBI double in the 3rd inning. You can watch Piazza All-Star highlights and an postgame interview hereIn 2011 Juan Uribe broke up a potential no-no with two outs in the ninth inning against the Padres by walloping a double. Then the Dodgers proceeded to win the game, 1-0 (boxscore), on a walk-off single by Dioner Navarro
  • Happy BirthdayTurner BarberFred Johnston & Ray Thomas!

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

2019 Leaf Valiant Baseball -- All the Dodger Prospects

I don't know why Leaf does this. Once again they release a new card set (just last week), but claim it is a 2019 product. Why? I dunno. Nevertheless, here's a gander at the Dodgers' included in this prospect set. Check them all out below. Go here for a complete checklist.

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#BA-GL1 Gavin Lux        #BA-JL1 Jimmy Lewis

2020 Negro Leagues Legends Baseball Card Set - Jackie and Campy

Here is something completely new. Featured is a Negro League Baseball card set that uses images created by noted Baseball artist Graig Kreindler. In fact, the original portraits can be seen at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) as part of its Centennial Celebration until July 31, 2020. You can purchase a complete set here, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, and the Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee. Retail price is $59.95 and it is limited to 5,000 sets total. Below is a look at future Dodgers, Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella. Unfortunately, ballplayers like Don Newcombe or Joe Black are not a part of the set. Go here to check out a complete checklist.

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#10 Jackie Robinson - 1945 Kansas City Monarchs (road)

2020 Topps On-Demand #9 - Dynamic Duals - All the Dodgers'

Here's a look at the Dodger cards found in Topps 2020 On-Demand set #9 called Dynamic Duals. A total of 950 base sets were sold online. Go here to check out a complete checklist. Below are all of the Dodgers'.

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#10 Gavin Lux / Dustin May

Blog Kiosk: 7/8/2020 - Dodgers Links & News - Some Odds and Ends


I've been absolutely swamped lately, so I apologize for the lack of recent post.

Check out the always cheery Joc Pederson showing his love for the game, via a tweet from the Dodgers.

We're so close to watching Baseball -- I can almost taste it. In fact, the Dodgers are holding an intrasquad game this afternoon, at 6:40 PM, that will be streamed live on the Dodgers’ Twitter and Facebook with commentary from Alanna Rizzo and Nomar Garciaparra. It’s expected to last 3 innings.

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1901 the Brooklyn Superbas defeat the St. Louis Cardinals, 7-5, as a result of a questionable call by the umpire. This act infuriates Cardinals fans, to the point of rushing umpire Hank O'Day and giving him a split lip. He has to be rescued by the police. In 1907 Cubs manager Frank Chance, after being pelted with pop bottles, hurls a bottle back at the crowd that cut's a boy's leg. This resulted in a mob that forces Chance to leave the park in an armored car witha police escort after the Cubs defeat the Dodgers, 5-0 (boxscore). In 1949 Giants infielder Hank Thompson faced Dodgers pitcher Don Newcombe at the plate -- marking the first time a black batter hit against a black pitcher in Major League history (boxscore). Thompson would hit a pop fly to third in his first at-bat, and go 0-for-2 with a walk overall In 1980 the All-Star Game is played at Dodger Stadium. The National League wins, 4-2 (boxscore), for the ninth consecutive time.
  • Happy Birthday, George HunterRowdy ElliottTex WilsonGeorge FallonCharlie GilbertGeorge CulverLerrin LaGrowMike RamseyDanny Ardoin & Ferdinand Abell (one of the original founders of the Dodgers)!

Monday, July 06, 2020

2020 Topps Project 2020 -- Sandy Koufax by Ermsy -- #145


This Koufax card is wild.

The eighth Sandy Koufax Project 2020 card is now available and it was created by Paris based graffiti artist and graphic designer Ermsy. His work often re-imagines and deconstructs pop imagery and cartoon characters. Per Zio at The Hundreds:
“I love pop culture,” Ermsy explains, “and I love exploring it.” His graphic exploration of pop culture uses popular cartoons in the same way that graffiti writers use letters. “Using well-known characters provides me with a base point, a frame to work within,” he explains. “With graffiti, the idea is to pick some letters from the alphabet, then go crazy with them or do whatever you want. Everybody starts with the same base point, and that’s graffiti. My starting point is to use characters in my artwork.” From there, Ermsy transports the characters from their familiar cartoon universes and into his own topsy-turvy and smoke-filled world.

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

2020 Topps Project 2020 -- Jackie Robinson by Tyson Beck -- #140


The seventh Jackie Robinson Project 2020 card is now available. It was created by Australian graphic design artist Tyson Beck -- well regarded for his work with the NBA.

As you'll recall, his Sandy Koufax card debut a month back and sold a total of 21,535 card (Wow!). I wonder if this card will do as well. You can see the Koufax card on the left.

Topps Living Set -- #326 -- Dustin May


It has been over two month since a Dodger has been available through the Topps Living Baseball card project. In April they created a card for rookie phenom Gavin Lux. This time we get a look at their other rookie stud that has come up through the system -- Dustin May. Check it out above and below. As you know, he is one of several young pitchers the Dodger expect will play a huge part in the franchises future.

Go here to check order it. It is available for the next week. Below is what's written on the reverse.
After thriving at the upper levels of the minors, Dustin May earned a call up to the Dodgers and impressed in 14 appearance. The lanky right-hander fired 34.2 innings pitched and struck out 32 batter with a 3.63 ERA, earning a shot to become a regular in the starting rotation.

2020 Topps Clearly Authentic - All the Dodger Cards

Last week Topps released their 2020 Clearly Authentic brand of on-card signed acetate (plastic) Baseball cards, and I've got pics of all the Dodgers to share here. Check them all out below. Go here for a complete checklist.

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#CCA-GL Gavin Lux

Blog Kiosk: 7/1/2020 - Dodgers Links & News - Some Odds and Ends


Here's a really interesting photo I ran into on eBay (link here). It is dated September 24, 1957, and it features Brooklyn Dodger Vice President Buzzi Bavasi seated right in the center (sitting on the right field grandstand steps).

He is wearing shades, as if to hide his appearance from the throng of fans sitting nearby. After all, this day, this game they are watching, would be the very last ballgame ever played at Ebbets Field. The Brooklyn Dodgers would move to Los Angeles the next season.

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1917 the Dodgers/Robins play their very first Sunday ballgame, despite there being a state law banning games on this day. They announce that admission will benefit the Militia of Mercy, a wartime charity, and there will be a pregame band concert and military drill exhibition before the game. When the band concert ends ticket sales stop to conform with the Sunday baseball laws. More than 12,000 attend. Nevertheless, Charles Ebbets and manager Wilbert Robinson are arrested, and will pay a small fine. Here is the boxscoreIn 1948 Roy Campanella made his Major League debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He caught Ralph Branca and recorded three hits --  a double and two singles. In 2011 Dee Gordon completed a stolen base cycle. During the seventh inning he reached base on a force out, stole second, then stole third, and finally swiped home with Casey Blake at the plate.  Gordon is the 40th Major Leaguer to accomplish this during the same frame. Here is the boxscore and you watch him steal home here.
  • Happy Birthday, Jack QuinnKent GreenfieldBoots PoffenbergerChris Pérez!

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

2020 Topps Now 'Turn Back the Clock' -- Sandy Koukax's First No-No


Today's Topps Turn Back the Clock online exclusive card should be of no surprise. It features a legendary Dodger doing something legendary.

On this date in 1962 Sandy Koufax threw his very first no-hitter. It was against the Mets, and from the get-go he dominated. What I mean by that is he let it be known during the first inning that he would be unhittable. Per Marc Z. Aaron at SABR:
Koufax (10-4, 2.48 ERA) did not waste any time in getting down to business. Nine pitches were all he needed to set down the first three Mets hitters — Richie Ashburn, Rod Kanehl, and Felix Mantilla — on strikes. Mantilla took his looking. You could have heard each of them muttering some expletives as they left the batter’s box. As Koufax walked to the dugout, he received a standing ovation from the fans behind the Dodgers dugout. Mets third-base coach Solly Hemus was good-naturedly needling Koufax, yelling, “It isn’t really that easy, is it?” Koufax could be heard responding, “No, it surely isn’t.”

2020 Topps Big League Baseball -- All the Dodger Cards

A couple of weeks back Topps released their Big League Baseball brand -- a less pricey alternative for cost conscious collectors. A box of 18 packs will run you about $30 to $40. Additionally, they have created a Collector Box that includes exclusive Super7 MLB figures (think Star Wars-like figurines) and only five packs of cards. Go here for a complete checklist.

The Super7 MLB figures might be the coolest innovation in years. They are basically action figures of your favorite ballplayers. The Dodgers' available are Clayton Kershaw and Cody Bellinger. You can see pics of them at the very bottom of this post.

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#23 Walker Buehler          #43 Cody Bellinger

Blog Kiosk: 6/30/2020 - Dodgers Links & News - Some Odds and Ends


Casey was always a ham. Per the UPI Telephoto descriptor (eBay auction link):
7/24/65 - New York: Casey Stengel, whose third love (behind wife, Edna, and Baseball) must be posing for photographers, gets off wink number umpteen during Old Timers Day festivities at Shea Stadium 7/24. He's wearing an old Brooklyn Dodgers cap for the occasion. Casey celebrates his 75th birthday 7/30.
Below are more links to check out:

Monday, June 29, 2020

2020 Topps Series 2 Baseball -- The Dodger Base Cards and Variations

Last week Topps released their second series of cards for their flagship Baseball card brand and I've got pics of all the Dodger base cards to share. Check them out below. I've also included all the known variations available. Go here for a complete checklist of the set.

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#381 Kyle Garlick           #416 Chris Taylor

Blog Kiosk: 6/29/2020 - Dodgers Links & Mews - Some Odds and Ends


Here's a fantastic 1913 vintage photographs featuring a "Bloomer" girl -- a female ballplayer/team who would barnstorm around the country taking-on all competition. The photographs is via the Shorpy blog -- easily my favorite of all vintage photography websites. Check it out here.

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1990 Fernando Valenzuela no-hit the Cardinals, 6-0, at Dodger Stadium. With 119 pitches he struck out seven and walked three. Also, on this same night, former Dodgers starter Dave Stewart threw a no-hitter against the Blue Jays -- thereby marking the first time in modern Baseball history that two no-hitters were thrown on the same day. In 1995 Hideo Nomo struck out thirteen Rockies to give him a then team record of 50 strike outs in four consecutive starts. In 1996 Mike Piazza hit three home runs against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. He became the fifth Dodger to hit three homers in a game. In 2012 the Dodgers signed amateur free agent Yasiel Puig. 
  • Happy BirthdayWilbert "Uncle Robbie" RobinsonFarmer SteelmanBobby MorganRick Honeycutt & Pedro Guerrero!

Friday, June 26, 2020

2020 Panini Stars & Stripes USA Baseball -- The Only Dodger

Several months back Panini released their Stars & Stripes USA Baseball card brand. As you know, this is a set that focuses solely on Team USA Baseball and it's players. It includes everything from a bunch of teenager still in high school to professionals, both current and retired, who had the honor to wear our country's colors.

As I searched through the checklist I didn't notice any Dodgers, with exception of one retired player who has been unfairly commandeered by another team. Sure... I get it. He gained legendary status during their World Series Championship run a few years back. But make no mistake. This guy was and always will be a Dodger to me.

The person I'm talking about is catcher David Ross, and as you surely know he was drafted, coached and instilled with Baseball knowledge by the Dodgers. Heck, the Dodgers even drafted him twice -- in 1995 and 1998.

Check out his lone card below. Go here for a complete checklist of this set.

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#13 David Ross

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2020 Topps Finest -- All the Dodgers'

Topps Finest is now here and pics of all the Dodgers' to share. Check them all out below. Go here for a complete checklist.

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#19 Brusdar Graterol              #29 Max Muncy

2020 Topps Pro Debut -- All the Dodger Prospects

Do you love Dodger prospects? Well, if you do then this set is for you.

Featured below are all the Dodgers' found in packs of Topps 2020 Pro Debut Baseball card brand. It includes everyone from Andy Pages (subject of trade rumors to the Angels over the winter) to Diego Cartaya (a catcher believed to have the highest ceiling in our system). Best yet, it includes the very first card of late-blooming slugging outfielder Zach Reks -- a guy who could very well be next in line to follow Justin Turner, Chris Taylor and Max Muncy as a ballplayer who came out of nowhere.

Go here for a complete checklist. Check out all the Dodger cards below.

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#PD-9 Andy Pages - Ogden Raptors
Normal Base                                     Chrome Card

Blog Kiosk: 6/26/2020 - Dodgers Links & News - Some Odds and Ends


Wow! What a fantastic photo.

The base-runner is coming in hard with a hook-slide, while sticking his arms out like Spitfire in attack mode. Best yet, Ted Cieslak of the Phillies has his tongue out --  no doubt concentrating on making sure he swipes the plate before being tagged out by Brooklyn Dodger backstop Mickey Owen. Per the descriptor on the reverse (eBay auction link):
Even Insults Don't Help --
New York... Ciedlak, of the Philadelphia Phillies, sticks his tongue out at catcher Owen of the Brooklyn Dodgers as he tries desperately to beat the ball to the sack in second inning of the secon game of today's Didger-Philly Double-Header at Ebbets Field. Peacock's hit to right field started the play. Right fielder Walker got the ball down to Owen in time for the out. The Dodgers won the first game 4 to 1. 
Interestingly, the International Press Photo above considers the tongue lashing by Cieslak to be an insult. Nowadays, it's almost considered an endearment.

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1944 the Dodgers, Giants and Yankees play an exhibit charity game in front of 50,000 fans for the war bond movement dubbed the Tri-Cornered Baseball Game. The Dodgers won the contest: Dodgers 5, Yankees 1, Giants 0. Check out what I wrote about it hereNathalie Alonso at MLB.com wrote a story about it that came out last year. It's excellent. Check it out hereIn 1996 Tommy Lasorda undergoes an angioplasty after suffering a mild heart attack. Bill Russell is named Los Angeles' interim manager. In 1997 Tony Gwynn broke my heart. During the seventh-inning against the Dodgers, he hit a inside-the-park grand slam at Dodger Stadium to lead the Padres in victory, 9-7. The homer put Gwynn over the .400 mark.  In 1999 Dodgers catcher Todd Hundley hit a three-run game-winning home run off of Giants closer Robb Nen in the ninth inning to spark a come-from-behind victory at Candlestick Park, 7-6. 
  • Happy BirthdayJean-Pierre RoyHenry SchmidtRodney Myers & Babe Herman!

Thursday, June 25, 2020

2020 Topps On-Demand #8 - MLB The Show - Gamer Gavin Lux

It wasn't too long ago when Baseball fans were spending their days glued to the online play of a bunch of Major Leaguers. As you'll recall, a Players League was formed -- one ballplayer from each team -- to compete in head-to-head competition playing MLB The Show 20.

The Dodgers were represent by rookie phenom Gavin Lux, and if I remember correctly he ended up in the semi-finals.

To satisfy collectors, Topps dutifully created an online exclusive On-Demand set consisting of all the participants. Below is a look at the Gavin Lux card. Go here to check out a complete checklist. A total of 824 set were created.

As a side note, I really wish Topps used photos of the ballplayers actually playing the game -- ya know, wearing their comfy clothes at home while wearing headphones and holding a game controller.

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#15 Gavin Lux

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2019-20 Topps 582 Montgomery Club - 1961 Topps Dice Game - Clayton Kershaw

The fourth exclusive 2019-20 Topps 582 Montgomery Club set is now out and it features the design from the 1961 Topps Dice Game -- one of the rarest test issues ever produced. As proof of it's scarcity, a Mickey Mantle card graded a PSA 1 -- that's right a one (1) -- sold through Robert Edwards Auction in April 2020 for $144,000.00 (link here). In fact, that card is the only one ever graded by either PSA or SGC.

These cards are obviously nowhere near as expensive or rare. This homage consist of 20 cards and one Dodger is represented -- Clayton Kershaw. See his card below. Go here to check out a complete checklist.

#2 Clayton Kershaw

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2020 Panini Prizm Baseball -- All the Dodger Cards

Last week saw the release of Panini America's Prizm Baseball card brand. Fetured below are most of the Dodgers' available. Go here to check out a complete checklist.

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#27 Tony Gonsolin            #28 Cody Bellinger

Blog Kiosk: 6/25/2020 - Dodgers Links & News - Some Odds and Ends


Featured is 1951 ACME press telephoto showing a bunch of fanatic Dodger fans lining up for tickets (eBay auction link). Below is what's written on the reverse:
10/1 - Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn's Ebbets Field is besieged by determined baseball fans, who line up early to get tickets for the crucial National League playoff opener between the Dodgers and Giants.
Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1968 Giants rookie Bobby Bonds hit a grand slam against Dodger righty John Purdin in his third at-bat of his first major league game -- becoming only the second player to have ever done so. In 1984 infielder Bill Russell played his 1,953rd game to become the LA Dodgers' all-time leader in games played. He would finish his career in Blue with a total of 2,181 games played -- second best all time in Dodger history. Hall of Famer Zack Wheat best him with 2,322 games played as a Dodger.
  • Happy BirthdayBarney WhiteDon DemeterAlejandro PeñaAaron Sele Paul Maholm!

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

2020 Topps Diamond Icons -- Check Out the Dodger Cards

Here is a look at most of the Dodger cards available in packs of Topps 2020 Diamond Icons brand. As you know, this is a high-end premium product that will cost you over $2,000 for a single box of ten packs -- guaranteeing you nine autographed cards. So, these packs are not for the weary. Go here for a complete checklist.

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#AC-CKE Clayton Kershaw         #AC-GLU Gavin Lux

Blog Kiosk: 6/24/2020 - Dodgers Links & news - We're Back!


Baseball's back!

Featured above is a 9/29/1946 ACME press photo featuring the Ebbets Field granstands and a whole bunch of celebrating Brooklynites. Per the descriptor on the reverse (eBay auction link):
Futile Ray of Hope -- Brooklyn fans cheer at Ebbets Field as their team stops the Boston Braves momentarily. A few moments later, gloom descended again as the Braves went on to win the game, 4 to 0. Brooks are tied for first place in the National League with the St. Louis Cardinals, who lost to the Cubs, 8 to 3. 
On a side note, I am still not entirely convinced that this is really going to happen. Nevertheless, I will celebrate with all the optimism and hope the game tries to inspire.

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1947 Jackie Robinson stole home plate for the first time in his career. It was against the Pirates at Forbes Field during the fifth inning to give the Dodgers a lead and it was the eventual winning run, 4-2In 1955 future Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax makes his Major League debut. He pitches in relief against the Milwaukee Braves and goes two innings -- allowing one hit, one walk and striking out two. In 1958 the Dodgers signed amateur free agent infielder/outfielder Ron Fairly out of USC. He would eventually play 12 seasons in Los Angeles -- slashing .260/.347/.385/.732 while helping the club capture three World Series titles. In 2018 the Dodgers tie a NL record when they collectively hit seven solo home runs during a single game. It was against the Met's at Citi Field, and it includes a game-winning homer by Justin Turner -- against his old club in the 12th inning, 8-7.
  • Happy Birthday, Jack Banta & Jason Romano!

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

2020 Topps Project 2020 -- Sandy Koufax by Joshua Vides -- #125


The seventh Sandy Koufax Project 2020 card is now available and is was created by Southern California artist Joshua Vides. As you may know, he is known for his monochromatic hand-drawn line illustrations that have graced everything from sneakers to retail locations like Harrod's.

Go here to check it out and order the card from Topps online. A complete checklist of all the cards in the set can be found here. The reverse of the card is on the right. 

A few weeks back Topps released Vides' Jackie Robinson card. Directly below is a look at that card.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Blog Kiosk: 6/19/2020 - Dodgers Links & News - Some Odds and Ends


I'm just as confused as Dodger coach Jake Pitler in the photo above, taken by Barney Stein (eBay auction link). It features skipper Walter Alston in the midst of digging a hole. Unfortunately, there isn't any background information describing the event.

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1965 (OT) Union army general Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas to inform everyone that all people held as slaves in Texas are free. This event is celebrated as Juneteenth -- a celebration of emancipation within the confederacy. In 1938, a day after signing a contract with the club, Babe Ruth puts on a Dodger uniform for the first time. In 1952 Carl Erskine threw a no-hitter against the Cubs in the Dodgers' 5-0 victory at Ebbets Field. This is the first of two no-no's he would throw in his career. The only Cub to get on base was the opposing pitcher, via a walk. In 1973 Dodger outfielder Willie Davis collected his 2,000th career hit at Dodger Stadium when he two-run home run. In 1990 Dodgers catcher Gary Carter broke a National League record for career games caught at 1‚862. He passes former Dodger Al Lopez who set the record in 1946.
  • Happy BirthdayBill SwiftLarry MillerBob AspromonteJerry ReussButch DavisDoug Mientkiewicz & Claudio Vargas!

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Blog Kiosk: 6/18/2020 - Dodgers Links & News - Some Odds and Ends


Here's a couple of old Dodgers' shaking hands after witnessing the Brooklyn clubs first World Series Championship in 1955. Featured is Dodger skipper Walter Alston and current Yankees/former Dodger manager Casey Stengel (eBay auction link). Per the descriptor on the reverse:
The Victor and The Loser -- New York: Yankees Manager Casey Stengel (right) congratulates a smiling Dodger Manager Walt Alston in the Brooklyn dressing room after the Dodgers won the rubber game of the World Series to win their first championship. The Dodgers whipped the Yankees, 2-0, to take the 7th and final game of the series at the Yankee Stadium Oct. 4th. 
Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1938 the Dodgers sign their newest coach, Babe Ruth, to a contract. He hopes that he'll be installed as manager of the club the following season. As you know, that would not occur. Instead, it becomes clear that he is signed for publicity reasons -- he takes batting practice before the start of each game to guarantee high attendance. In 1988 the Dodgers signed amateur free agent Pedro MartínezIn 2014 Clayton Kershaw no-hit the Rockies at Dodger Stadium, 8-0. He recorded a career high 15 strike outs, no walks and missed a perfect game when Hanley Ramirez committed an error in the 7th inning. Watch Vin Scully's call here
  • Happy BirthdaySandy Alomar!

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

2020 Bowman Mega Box Chrome - All the Dodgers'

Early June saw the release of Topps 2020 Bowman Mega Box Chrome -- available exclusively at Target stores both online and at their brick & mortar locations. As you know, these retail exclusive boxes feature 2020 Bowman cards as chromium parallels and includes "mojo" refractors collectors have been going mad over. Go here to see a complete checklist. Check out the Dodger cards below.

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#BCP-3 Jacob Amaya       #BCP-4 Kody Hoese

2020 Onyx Vintage Premium -- The Dodger Prospects: Lux, Rodriguez & Valera

A few weeks back Onyx released their 2020 Onyx Vintage brand of Baseball cards that featured three Dodger prospects -- including a kid the team signed in 2019 during the most recent international signing period. His name is Luis Rodriguez and he is thought to be the best player to come out of Venezuela last year. The other two prospects are current Dodger phenom Gavin Lux and Leonel Valera.

Following that, Onyx put out their 2020 Onyx Vintage Premium set and it is very similar in design to the "Vintage" brand. This new set also includes the very same Dodger prospect, as well. Check them all out below. Go here for a complete checklist.

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#Gavin Lux                      #Leonel Valera

2020 Panini Diamond Kings -- All the Dodger Insert Cards

Last week I shared pics of all the Dodger base cards found in packs of Panini's 2020 Diamond Kings brand. Below are photos of all the various inserts that are available. Go here for a complete checklist.

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#DKS-TO Tony Gonsolin      #DKS-DM Dustin May

#DKS-BG Brusdar Graterol         #DKS-GL Gavin Lux