Thursday, October 10, 2013

Make Your Plans Now! NLCS Schedule is Set

Be sure to mark your calenders because the schedule for the upcoming NLCS matchup against the Cardinals has just been announced.  It starts tomorrow for us, so I hope you're ready.
Game 1: Friday, Oct. 11 - LAD @ STL - 5:37 PM PST on TBS
Game 2: Saturday, Oct. 12 - LAD @ STL - 1:07 PM PST on TBS
Game 3: Monday, Oct. 14 - STL @ LAD - 5:07 PM PST on TBS
Game 4: Tuesday, Oct 15 - STL @ LAD - 5:07 PM PST on TBS
Game 5: Wednesday, Oct. 16 - STL @ LAD - 1:07 PM PST on TBS
Game 6: Friday, Oct. 18 -  LAD @ STL - 5:37 PM PST on TBS
Game 7: Saturday, Oct 19 - LAD @ STL - 5:37 PM PST on TBS

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2013 Panini Hometown Heroes - Most of the Dodgers Insert Cards

Following up on yesterdays post featuring the Dodgers' base cards in the 2013 Panini Hometown Heroes set, I now bring to you most of the Dodgers' insert cards within the set.  Check them out below.  Tomorrow, I'll have one last post featuring the awesome looking Sports Disc cards inserted into packs.  You don't want to miss those.  Click any pic to embiggen.

Rilvary Inserts

#15 Dusty Baker                 #17 Orel Hershiser

#19 Tommy John                #20 Don Sutton

Calling the Shots Insert

#1 Don Mattingly                                  #5 Tommy Lasorda

Curtain Call Insert

#5 Shawn Green                                    #10 Kirk Gibson

Below are the certified Dodger autographed cards in the set.  There is a Bill Buckner card (#48), but only a redemption is available in packs.

Hometown Autographs

#45 Steve Yeager                                #49 Davey Lopes

#78 Paul Lo Duca

Nickname Inserts

#9 Orel Hershiser                                #13 Fernando Valenzuela

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Dodgers NLDS Moments in One Great Video

With the next series coming fast, I was excited to come across this MLB video featuring key Dodger moments from the NLDS matchup against the Braves.  Watch it below.

After a layoff of just a few days that felt like a lifetime, I can now say that my excitement is greater than ever.  Once again, my fandom blood is boiling and my passion is running high. 

Bring on the Cardinals!

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RareInk Now has a Uribe NLDS Home Run Litho & Kershaw Autograph

Strike when the kettle is hot.

RareInk, maker of MLB art lithographs, now has Juan Uribe's game-winning NLDS home run in an artistic illustration available for sale.  Check it out above, and go here for information.

I think I'm more interested in the below Clayton Kershaw signed lithograph that is numbered to just 22 copies.  Anyone got a few hundred dollars you could loan me.  Go here for info.

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Blog Kiosk: 10/10/2013 - Dodgers Links - Some Dodgers with Baseball Cards, Kershaw, Hanley and Much More

Wait a minute.  Are they looking at a bunch of Baseball cards in PSA graded holders?  Is Mitch Poole (the fellow on the far right) holding a Magic Johnson/Larry Bird 1980-81 Topps Rookie card?  Who's collection is this?  I want to know!  Pic via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2013.  See more pics from yesterday, here.
"I just have faith in Kersh, and he was magnificent," said Honeycutt. "You hold your breath any time anybody does something they don't regularly do. At the same time, it's this time of year, and he was adamant. Early on, he showed no ill effects and he didn't want to come out. He's just that type of guy."
"After I got here, the medical staff, man, they've been unbelievable," Ramirez said. "I think they're part of my success. I think I wouldn't be where I am now without them."

They've had two scouts on every contending team in the National League since mid-September. Against the Atlanta Braves in the National League Division Series, those scouts -- Willie Fraser and John Sanders -- had daily meetings with the Dodgers coaches and, occasionally, with Dodgers players. 
  • Greg Zakwin at Plashke, Thy Sweater is Argyle puts together a writeup of last weekends card show in Culver City.
  • ICYMI... How could you?  It's been the talk of the past 24 hours.  If you haven't seen this, then stop what you're doing and watch it now.  A.J. Ellis joins Millar and Rose to discuss the Dodgers advancing, Magic Johnson as an owner, answer rapid fire questions and more.  It is hilarious.

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