Monday, August 31, 2020

2020 Topps Now - Dodgers Set Home Run Record - #183

You knew this card was coming.

On Sunday the Dodgers set a new National League record for home runs as a team for the month of August, so Topps issued a new Topps Now card to celebrate the achievement. Check it out above and below. Per Rowan Kavner at Dodger Insider:
“It’s just a byproduct of swinging at good pitches,” manager Dave Roberts said after his team’s 7–2 win and another series victory. “I don’t know how well the ball’s carrying compared to the last couple years, but it’s amazing to see the talent we have in our lineup, really.”
Go here to check it out and order. Below is what is says on the reverse:
The best team in Baseball keeps winning and continues to bash the ball out of the park at a record-setting pace. In their 7-2 defeat of the Rangers on Sunday afternoon, Los angeles got home runs in the fist, secdon and third innings. Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger was responsible for the home run in the third and that was the Club's 57th of the month, a new National League record.

Over the weekend Topps released a special Topps Now card that celebrated Kacloe Robinson Day on Friday, and it includes a photo of Mookie Betts. See it above and below. Per Matthew Moreno at Dodger Blue:
“Definitely super special,” Betts said of his first Jackie Robinson Day with the Dodgers franchise. “Especially with everything that’s kind of going on now. 
“It means so much just to be able to play the game. Everything that he did, obviously huge things, I’ll always remember this Jackie Robinson Day for sure.”
This card sold a total 993 copies. Below is what's written on the reverse:
Players around Baseball honored the legend Jackie Robinson by wearing the number "42" on August 28, since the League was unable to carry out the tradition on April 15. On this date 75 years ago, Dodgers president Branch Rickey informed Robinson he would be the face of integration in Baseball. For Andrew McCutchen, among other MLB players, Robinson is an inspiration. "He always stood fot what he believed in. It's come full circle. Ultimately, I feel like that's what we're doing right not."

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