Thursday, February 27, 2020

2020 Topps Heritage - All the Dodgers Base Cards

Here is a look at all the Dodger base cards found in packs of Topps 2020 Heritage Baseball card brand. There are 25 Dodger cards available -- including four "League Leaders" and two "Rookie Stars" cards. Go here for a complete checklist. I've also included pics of all the known variations (up until this point in time), as well, and checklist of all the Chrome, Mini and French parallel cards.


#10 Jedd Gyorko                #14 Matt Beaty

#30 Justin Turner             #36 Kenley Jansen

Blog Kiosk: 2/27/2020 - Dodgers Links & News - Some Odds and Ends

And the crowd goes wild!

Featured above is a April 30, 1945 International News press photo of slugger Dixie Walker avoiding the rush of fans after a Dodger victory. It's from a game played at Ebbets Field on April 29th (boxscore link). Below is what's written on the reverse:
"Young Brooklyn Dodger fans are chasing Dixie Walker as the "Peepul's Cherce: legs it for the dugout after the end of yesterday's game against the Giants. Walker added to his popularity with the flatbushers by striking the blow that humbled the New Yorkers 4-3. He belted out a homer that netted three runs in the 8th inning."
Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1901 the NL Rules Committee declares that all foul balls would now count as strikes, except after two strikes. They do this in order to lower their cost of lost foul balls. In 1908 the sacrifice fly rule is adopted for the first time. In 2011 Dodger Hall of Fame outfielder Duke Snider dies of an undisclosed illness in Escondido. He was the last living Brooklyn Dodger who was on the field for the final out of the 1955 World Series.
  • Happy Birthday, Roy HutsonRube MeltonCarl WarwickHenry Cruz, Willie BanksCarlos Triunfel!