Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Autographs for the Football Fan

If you are a football fan and happen to be in the Oxnard this coming Friday, then you might want to check this out. Some of the top rookies from the recent draft will be on hand to hang out with fans and sign autographs. From

One of the biggest weekends of the 2010 football card season will kick off early Friday afternoon at the Walmart Supercenter on Rose Avenue in Oxnard, Calif. From 1 to 3 p.m. PST, at least 15 of the 35 rookies in town for Saturday’s NFL Players Rookie Premiere will mosey on over to Walmart to join Panini America and NFL Players in interacting with customers, engaging in pack wars, signing autographs and generally generating awareness of football cards.

The current list of attendees — although subject to change — is headlined by Colt McCoy, Golden Tate, Ryan Mathews, Joe McKnight, Eric Berry, Toby Gerhart, Gerald McCoy, Eric Decker, Jermaine Gresham and Jordan Shipley.

1967 Albuquerque Dodgers

This is something new to me. Above is a team issued, 8.5' x 10.5', photo of the AA 1967 Albuquerque Dodgers. This team was managed by Hall of Famer Duke Snider (he is seated cross-legged in front) and features future Dodgers Willie Crawford, Charlie Hough, Ted Sizemore and Bill Sudakis. They finished the year in first place in the Texas League by 3 games.

T206 Brooklyn Dodgers: Al Burch

Center fielder Al Burch had a 6 year Major League career, 5 of which was with the Brooklyn Superbas. After a great start with the Blue Crew in which he batted .292 he slowly regressed. Although, in 1909 he batted a phenomenal .271 with 80 runs in 159 games on a team that batted a collective .229.

Burch didn't have much power, but he sure could run. He stole 74 bases as a Dodger and 96 in his career.

In the T206 set he has two different cards. See them above and below.

2010 Bowman Dodger Rookies & Inserts

This is my last post featuring Dodgers from the 2010 Bowman Baseball set, and I was sure to keep some of the best for last. Sure my post with the throwbacks from the set are great looking, but these cards are the rookies.
Bowman Prospect Cards

BP50 Tony DelmonicoRELIC CARDS Bowman Futures Game Triple Relic Cards

FG-32 Pedro Baez
Top Prospects 100

TP34 Andrew Lambo
TP36 Chris Withrow
TP48 Ivan DeJesus Jr.
TP61 John Ely
TP89 Josh Lindblom
Bowman Expectations (both the front and back of the card)

32 Matt Kemp/Jared Mitchell (who isn't even a Dodger)
34 Andre Ethier/Andrew Lambo
48 Chad Billingsley/John Ely