Friday, May 01, 2020

2019-20 Topps 582 Montgomery Club - 1969 Test Issue Poster Set - Lux and May

The third set from Topps exclusive 582 Montgomery Club is now in collectors hands and it pays homage to a 1969 set that originally featured eleven ballplayers on a large 11 1/4" x 19 3/4" poster. Thought to be a test issue (and actually advertised as such by Topps) it was really a widely distributed product that just didn't do very well in the stores. Originally, they sold these posters in their own packs for $0.10 a piece, so pricing was likely the reason they didn't sell.

Today, these posters are in high demand due to their scarcity and because they are so damn good looking.... No, really... They're beautiful. To see what I mean, take a look at my Dodger poster on the right (I apologize for the poor photo quality).

Blog Kiosk: 5/1/2020 - Dodgers Links & News - Some Odds and Ends

Don't you just love celebration photos? Featured above are the two heroes from the clinching game of the NLCS (eBay auction link). Fernando pitched a near complete game (8.2 innings) and Monday hit a game-winning go-ahead home run in the ninth inning to win the game in dramatic fashion.
10/19/81 -- Montreal: Dodgers pitching ace Fernando Valenzuela (L) and game hero Rick Monday swig the champagne in the dressing room after Los Angeles downed the Montreal Expos in the fifth game to win the National League Championship.
Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1906 the Brooklyn Superbas (Dodgers) are no-hit by Philadelphia southpaw John Lush, 6-0. In 1920 the Dodgers and Boston Braves play a 26-inning game - the longest in major league history. Starting pitchers Leon Cadore of Brooklyn and Joe Oeschger of Boston both finish the game, as it ends in a 1-1 tie after nearly four hours of play. In 1965 Tommy Davis dislocates and breaks his ankle while sliding into second base trying to break up a double play. In 2012 a new Dodgers ownership group takes over the franchise -- headed by Stan KastenMark Walter at Guggenheim Financial and Magic Johnson.
  • Happy BirthdayCharlie ReynoldsVon JoshuaRay SearagePhil Hiatt & Iv├ín De Jesus!