Friday, December 14, 2018

Blog Kiosk: 12/14/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends


Here's a fun 1943 International Press photo featuring Dodger first baseman Dolf Camilli on the set of the movie Whistling in Brooklyn (eBay auction link). Per the descriptor o the reverse:
MAKING DOLF PURTY FOR THE MOVIES.  New York...Dolf Camilli, Brooklyn first baseman, has some makeup applied as he works out with the Dodgers.  He was photographed by a movie camera for a part in a new Red Skelton movie."
Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1954 the Dodgers signed amateur free agent Sandy Koufax to a contract - a $6,000 salary and $14,000 bonus. This made Sandy a "bonus baby" (having a bonus over $4,000) and required the Dodgers to keep him on the Major League roster for two years. As a result, the Dodgers would option Tommy Lasorda to the Montreal Royals. In 1990 the Dodgers signed free agent outfielder Brett Butler to a four-year $13 million contract.
  • Happy BirthdayDeacon Van Buren, John AndersonCharlie HargreavesChris Heisey & Bill Buckner! 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

2018 Panini Elite Extra Edition - All the Dodgers Cards

Now available at your local hobby shop is Panini's 2018 Elite Extra Edition brand, and as always it features many of the top prospects in the game. Go here for a complete checklist.

Below are all of the Dodger players that are available; including our top catching prospect Keibert Ruiz. Also, one of our top sluggers, DJ Peters has five different cards available in this product. Check out all the Dodgers below.

Base

#24 Diego Cartaya

#125 Keibert Ruiz                   #126 DJ Peters

Welcome to the Blue, Joe Kelly!


If you can't beat him... sign him!

As you all surely know by now, the Dodgers made their first real free agent signing of the winter, and it's a person we all know (and probably hate). After all, no pitcher did more to deflate Dodger bats during the World Series than this guy. Reliever Joe Kelly, the man responsible for throwing six scoreless innings when it counted, is now a Dodger.

Blog Kiosk: 12/13/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends


The Dodgers held their annual Children's Holiday Party at Dodger Stadium yesterday, and as you can see fun was had by all. Featured above is Cody Bellinger getting pelted by a group of cheerful youngsters.

Photo above via @Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out:

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

2018 Topps Dynasty - All the Dodgers Cards

Last week saw the release of Topps high-end Dynasty brand, and featured below are most of the signed Dodger cards I could track down. Go here for a complete checklist.

There are three Dodgers in the base Autograph Patch set, and typically each players has several different autographed cards available. From what I can tell, Clayton Kershaw has at least four different Dodger cards available, but there may be more. Mike Piazza and Rickey Henderson appear to only have one Dodger card a piece.

Autographed Patch

#Clayton Kershaw

#AP-CK1                                        #AP-CK2

Blog Kiosk: 12/12/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends


At one point, Walter O'Malley had dreams about building a domed stadium in Brooklyn. Featured above is a May 11, 1957 AP press photo featuring O'Malley showing off his design (eBay Auction Link). Strangely, with him are New York Giants president Horace Stoneham, San Francisco Mayor George Christopher and SF County Cupervisor Francis McCarty. As you know, the Dodgers would soon announce their intention of leaving the Brooklyn borough for Los Angeles.

Below are more links to check out: