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.

Base Autographs

#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 PĂ©rez!