Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Scully Bobblehead Unveiled

And all of Dodger Nation rejoices!

The Dodgers twitter feed just released a preview pic of the Vin Scully Bobblehead.  All I can say is that it's the greatest bobble ever made.  Heck, the only thing that could make it better would be a bag of Jolly Ranchers on his desk.  Check it out below in all of its majesty and glory.

This bobblehead will be given out to fans with the first 50,000 valid tickets on Thursday, August 30.
The only way to guarantee tickets to this game is with a season ticket plan or the 10-game Flex Plan. Individual tickets will not be made available to the general public.

Below are more pics of the Vin Scully Bobblehead, provided by the Dodgers.

Blog Kiosk: 5/29/2012

I thought this would be a fun eBay auction item to look at.  This is from a charity auction for Helping Humans Across America that features a game-used cap and cleats that are attributed to Tommy Lasorda during his early days as a Dodgers prospect with the Montreal Royals.  (Hat Tip: UniWatch)

(eBay Auction Link)
(Rich Wemmer on left, Michael Hillmann on right)
The Dodgers announced on Sunday that their senior director of security, Rich Wemmer, is retiring.
Wemmer, who joined the Dodgers in April 2011, retired from the Los Angeles Police Department in '08 after a near-40-year career in law enforcement and now will step down from his latest post, effective this Thursday. Former LAPD Deputy Chief Michael Hillmann will take over Wemmer's post for the remainder of the season.
  • Who woulda thunk it?  After a tumultuous stay with the Angels Ken Gurnick at MLB.com tells us that "Abreu (is) Providing Veteran Leadership."
  • Tim Brown tells us that the Dodgers are indeed entered into the Roy Oswalt Sweepstakes, via his twitter.
Don't count on Oswalt coming to Los Angeles, though.  Jerry Crasnick at ESPN indicates that Texas is the most likely destination. 
"I would be shocked if he doesn't go to Texas," a baseball official said. "A team is going to have to greatly outbid Texas to keep him from going there."
(Twitter Link: @Dodgers)
  • Don Larson's game-used jersey from his World Series perfect game will be put up for auction later on this year, via The Infield Dirt.
  • "Between Two Palm Trees" with AJ Ellis and Clayton Kershaw.  This is a must see.  (Hat Tip: Sons of Steve Garvey)

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  • This video is magnificent.  "Sydney Opera House 'collapses' in Spectacular Light Show," via The Guardian.


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eBay: Fernando Press Pics

It's been awhile since I've posted about an eBay auction, so I thought I would start up again by highlighting this great grouping of press/ advertising photos of Fernando Valenzuela.  they are from the 1982 season and are marked on the reserve as coming from Creative Instrusions.  An O.C. Shaw is thought to be the photographer.

(eBay Auction Link: Fernando Valenzuela)

Fernando deeply pondering the situation.

(eBay Auction Link: Fernando Valenzuela)

(eBay Auction Link: Fernando Valenzuela)

2012 Topps Archives- Dodgers Autographs & Relics

Following up on my two previous post (here & here) on the Dodgers cards within 2012 Topps Archives set, today I bring to you the Dodgers autographs and relic cards.  What excited collectors most about the re-release are the Fan-Favorite Autographed cards.  Many unsung heroes (and some superstars, of course) would be featured that would remind many fans why they love the game.  For instance, Cardinal player Jose Oquendo has 9 different autographed cards.  At first I didn't understand why, but bdj610 keenly tells us the reason.  Oquendo played all 9 positions on the field in 1988- the card design used for all of his autographs.

Anyway, only three Dodgers are available.  Unfortunately, the Sandy Koufax Fan Favorite autographed card is a redemption card, so a picture of it is not available.  Also, there are mini autographed cards of Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw that use the 1983 Topps design, but I have yet to see any.  The Kemp is a redemption card, and Kershaw has yet to be found.

All-Time Fan Favorite Autographs

FFA-BRB Brett Butler

FFA-MW Maury Wills

1956 Topps Relics Insert

56R-AE Andre Ethier

"The Time Is Now" - Go Kings Go

Tomorrow is Game 1 in the Stanley Cup Finals.

I can't wait for the series to start.  I'm more excited than you can imagine.  In preparation for tomorrows 5PM start check out this great fan made Kings video called "The Time is Now," below.

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