Friday, December 26, 2014

2014 Donruss Baseball Factory Set - All the Dodger Cards

I recently became aware of two factory sets recently released by Panini's brand Donruss, and discovered that there are several new and unique Dodger cards within them.  There is the complete Donruss Factory set and the Rookies Factory set.

The Donruss Factory set consist of all the base cards previously released during the season as Series 1 & 2 cards (for a total of 355 cards) plus either a newly created relic or autograph card.  There are two new Dodger autographed cards available (but no new relic cards).  They are cards autographed by Alex Guerrero or Erisbel Arruebarrena.  Check them out below.  Unfortunately, I have yet to run across the Guerrero card at this time.  Go here for a complete checklist.  BTW, these two new cards can also be founded randomly inserted into the Rookies Factory set detailed below.

The Rookies Signatures

#19 Alex Guerrero
(card not yet seen)

#80 Erisbel Arruebarrena

The Rookies factory set includes a 100-card "The Rookies" complete set plus one autographed card (the Guerrero and Arruebarrena cards above can be found).  The first 41 cards of the 100-card base set are repeats of the insert cards found in Series 1 & 2 boxes.  The remaining 59 cards are brand new.  Of those new created cards are two new Dodger players (Withrow and Arruebarrena).  Below is a complete look at all the Dodgers that are found in the 100-card set.  Go here for a complete checklist. 

The Rookies Set

#19 Alex Guerrero                                #34 Onelki Garcia

#60 Chris Withrow                               #80 Erisbel Arruebarrena

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Blog Kiosk: 12/26/2014 - Dodger Links - Some Odds and Ends

Pee Wee sure could fly!

Above is a vintage International News press photo taken by Sam Goldstein of Dodger shortstop Pee Wee Reese turning a double play against the Pirates at Ebbets Field on June 10, 1951.  The first inning double header was hit by outfielder Rocky Nelson to Jackie Robinson; who quickly flipped the ball to Pee Wee to get the lead runner - George Metkovich.  And as you can see, Reese sailed above the runner like a geese chasing a flock.  I found the photo on eBay.  Go here to check it out.

Below are some links to check out:
  • Have you always wanted to work for the Dodgers?  Now here's your chance.  Check out this job listing for an Administrative Assistant here.  It looks like a great opportunity for a recent graduate. 
  • Harold Uhlman at Think Blue LA takes, "A look back at the 2014 Ogden Raptors."
The timing of a winning streak was a testament to the patience and determination of Ogden manager Jack. McDowell. The Raptors lost two of their best players by mid-season promotions to the Great Lakes Loons of the Midwest League. Despite losing outfielder Devan Ahart and pitcher Jose De Leon to the Loons McDowell managed to keep the team believing. Two days after both players were gone from the roster, Ogden began a streak by winning 12 of 14 games helping them to gain a playoff berth.

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