Thursday, October 16, 2014

Check Out Some Game-Used Dodger Memorabilia at Goldin Auctions

Goldin is currently running their October Legends 2014 auction, and it includes some nice Dodger related game-used goodies.  There's some vintage apparel, some tools of the trade from a rising prospect and relics from the best pitcher in the game.  Check them out below.  Go here to see other items available at Goldin; including a large collection of memorabilia from Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt and Mel Stottlemyre.
Will he be anointed with an starting job with the Dodgers, or will Joc Pederson be stuck behind a cavalcade of veteran outfielders? 

Who knows? 

With Andrew Friedman just now joining the Dodgers and the winter offseason on the cusp of starting for the entire league, we have plenty of time to find out that answer.  In the meantime, it's fair to say that the Joc question will be one of many things we'll be looking forward to having resolved. 

As for this auction, they featuring a large collection of game-used Joc Pederson items worthy of any Dodger gameroom.  All of these items are from 2013, when he was a member of the AA Chattanooga Lookouts, and are all signed by him.  There's a glove, batting gloves and a pair of cleats.  Awesome!
(Auction Link)

This next item is vintage relic.  Below is a LA Dodgers 1969 road jersey once worn by former #1 draft pick and eventual journeyman catcher Bob Stinson.  He came up through the Dodger farm system after being drafted 15th overall in 1966, and made his Major League debut for the Dodgers in September of 1969.  A year later he was traded, along with Ted Sizemore, to the Cardinals for Dick Allen.
(Auction Link)

There's no doubt that Clayton Kershaw is the top dog on the Dodgers.  So, any game-used memorabilia of his will be highly sought after.  Featured directly below is his 2010 batting helmet
(Auction Link)

Below is Clayton's 2013 postseason game-worn jersey from his very first victory in the playoffs.  Via the auction description:
After five starts over three separate post season series, Clayton Kershaw had yet to record a victory. Enter the 2013 National League Division series versus the Atlanta Braves, with Kershaw stepping on the mound for Game 1. He dominated from the start, throwing seven innings, allowing three hits, one run and whiffing 12 batters leading the Dodgers to a 6-1 road victory.
This jersey shows light game use, but comes with the authentic of MLB via their direct game worn item program indicating this is the exact jersey Clayton Kershaw wore during his first ever post season mound victory. MLB AUTHENTIC (EK387863)
(Auction Link)

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2014 Bowman Chrome Baseball - All the Dodger Insert Cards

Following up yesterday's post featuring the Dodger base cards found in packs of 2014 Bowman Chrome, I now share pics of all of the available insert and autograph cards that are available.    Go here for a complete checklist.

Unfortunately, all of the Alex Guerrero autographed cards come with a redemption, so I do not have photos of them to share.  There are three different autographed Guerrero cards available.  Below is a checklist:
  • Rookie Autographs Set; #BCAR-AG Alex Guerrero 
  • 1989 "Bowman is Back" Black Diamond Refractor Autograp; #BIBA-AG Alexander Guerrero 
  • Mini Chrome Autographs Set; #MCA-AG Alex Guerrero
Also of note, the Dodgers 2014 first round draft pick (22nd overall) Grant Holmes gets his first pack-issued Topps Baseball card.  It is an autographed AFLAC High School All-American and Under Armour All-American Game card.  They were originally given away in late-2013 at a showcase game for high school prospects, and Topps had him sign a few.  See it below.

Prospect Autographs Set Checklist

#BCAP-BD Brandon Dixon                    #BCAP-YG Yimi Garcia

Blog Kiosk: 10/16/2014 - Dodger Links - Kemp Fined and Get Some Kershaw Wine

This past Tuesday was Steve Garvey's most recent edition of 'Garvey & Friends' at the San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino, and I understand it was a great night.  Reggie Jackson was his guest of honor.  The photo above is via Garvey on twitter.  Autograph collector David Park of Park's Autograph Signing's was there and shared his entire experience on his blog - that you can check that out here.  BTW, he was able to get three Baseballs autographed by Reggie.  Awesome!
After the Dodgers' 3-1 Game 3 defeat in St. Louis, Kemp said, "Terrible. Terrible strike zone. I've never seen anything like it. The umpire took the bat out of our hands. When you've got balls in the other batters box ...
Hunsicker joined the Dodgers two years ago as a senior advisor and now is reunited with Friedman, who was named Tuesday to the newly created job of Dodgers president of baseball operations.

"What Andrew brings to the table is the versatility and ability to work with everyone, from the 40-year veteran baseball man to the newer, metric-oriented, analytical-oriented new kid on the block," said Hunsicker. "He has the understanding and respect for the traditions of the game that came before him and the uncanny ability to meld information from every source to arrive at the best decision."
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