Monday, September 21, 2009

Card of the Week: Not This Year

Old time Dodger fans can't forget it, and modern Dodger fans are constantly reminded of it. As the old saying goes, "those who forget history are doomed to repeat it." So, I hope the Dodgers don't rest on their laurels.

Here is this weeks "Card of the Week" from 1991 Bowman Baseball #410. It commemorates the infamous "Shot Heard 'Round The World." Below is the reverse of the card. Click either pic to enlarge.
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If I'm not mistaken, please let me know if I'm wrong, this card along with a handful of others in the set was the first time shiny gold foil was inlaid onto a card. It was a huge development in the hobby and lead to dramatic changes in card design over the years. Below is a scan of the gold design of a globe and the words "The Shot" in the middle.

My Town This Is

As many of you already know, the Dodger are having a Star Wars Night at Dodger Stadium, on Saturday October 3rd, that will include some special goodies for the My Town Section of the stadium. Fans sitting there will get the below limited shirt. Also, the menu for the section will include
Cloneburgers with cheese, R2-BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, and Ice Sabers (popsicles).
The evening will start with autograph alley being filled with Star Wars characters. Then, a pregame show will pay tribute to the movie epic. Fans can wear costumes. But, be forwarned, no light sabers allowed.

As to be expected, some have made fun of the event. Hear Jim Rome chime in with his usually snarky comments. Hear it below. (Hat Tip: Vin Scully Is My Homeboy)

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So, in honor of this special occasion, I've decided to make my own nerdy photoshop pics.