Monday, May 31, 2010

Vintage Dodger Snapshot: Jim Gilliam

Here are a large group of fan taken photo snapshots of Dodger Jim Gilliam. His #19 was retired by the Dodgers in 1978 two days after his untimely death just prior to the start of the World Series. His number remains the only number retired by the team of a player who is not a Hall of Famer.

Drysdale Legendary Cut

Even the big auction houses sell modern day Baseball cards. Below is a 2006 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts card featuring autos of Hall of Famers Don Drysdale and Walter Johnson on the same card. This "1 of 1" card is on auction at Mile High Card Company.

Happy Memorial Day

2010 Topps Series 2: Other Dodger Inserts

Here are some more pics from the newly released 2010 Topps Series 2 Baseball set. See my previous post of other inserts from series 2 here.

Below is a "History of the World Series" insert card that celebrates the magic of Johnny Podres helping the Dodgers win their first World Series.

Here a couple of "Legendary Lineage" cards.

The Kemp/ Murphy lineage card even has a variation with a game-used jersey and bat included.

Here is a Turkey Red insert of Chad Billingsley.

Below is a "Peak Performance" card of Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp with pieces of game-used jersey parts.

This is one of the more fascinating insert cards from series 2. Topps looks to the future and creates a 3D card set design. It has only 20 cards and includes players expected to still be playing in 10 years. Below are the cards for Ethier, Kemp and Kershaw.