Tuesday, January 21, 2020

2019 Topps 52-Card Kenny Mayne Baseball Game -- All the Dodger Cards

Before the end of 2019 Topps unveiled something different. Instead of a new card set for collectors to add to their binders, they decided to introduce us to a game based on a deck of playing cards that was developed by noted ESPN broadcaster Kenny Mayne -- Mr. dry humor himself. Go here to check it out and order. A complete checklist is available here. It cost $19.99 for a complete set, plus two bonus booster cards. Below is a note from Kenny Mayne about his game:
Remember back when you didn’t have electronics or smart phones and you invented games and played them for hours and hours with your uncle? Probably not. But then you never met my uncle Bud and didn’t live right where I did. 
 Too often these days we’re all a little guilty of being in the same room with friends and family and engaging only with a device we hold in our hands. This game is different. It’s a chance to connect with the people in our lives and the sport many of us love. 
It’s 52-Card Baseball. Uncle Bud and I just kind of made it up one day. We didn’t have electronics. We had one television. It was black and white. Man I’m old. The rules are pretty simple. You split a deck of cards in half. Then you flip them one by one. High card prevails. Prevails is probably the biggest word we’re going to use right here. We’re all for simple. It’s just you and your uncle or you and your friend (or you by yourself if you’re really bored). No electronics needed.
A total of six Dodgers are available in the main-base set of 52 cards. There are also an additional two booster cards available to chase after. See them all below.

Base Set

#Q Clayton Kershaw           #J Cody Bellinger

Blog Kiosk: 1/21/2020 - Dodgers Links & News - Some Odds and Ends

One of the unheralded heroes of any Baseball staff is the team doctor. For the Dodgers, during the Golden Years of the franchise, it was Harold W. Wendler, or Doc Wendler, who kept the players healthy and in tip top condition. Featured above is a 1956 Spring Training press photo taken by noted photographer Herb Scharfman featuring Doc tending to Sandy Amaros (eBay auction link). Per the descriptor on the reverse:
Looking For a Break -- Miami, FLA... Doc Wendler looks for a possible fracture on the left ankle of Dodger outfielder Sandy Amaros, who was hit by a pitched ball in the third inning od an exhibition game with the Boston Red Sox today. sandy was able to walk to the dugout unaided. The Red Sox walloped the World Champions, 17-5. 
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