Wednesday, February 04, 2015

2015 Topps Series 1 Baseball - All the Dodger Base Cards & Variations

As promised, here are all of the Dodger base cards in Topps Series 1 flagship Baseball card set.  There are twelve individual Dodger cards and three "League Leaders" cards featuring a Dodger player.  Go here to see a complete set checklist.  At the very bottom are the currently known Dodger variation cards.

Base Set

#61 League Leaders - Cueto, Kershaw & Wainwright

#85 League Leaders - Cueto, Kershaw & Wainwright

WooHoo! Baseball Can Now Officially Begin!

The long winter hiatus is over.  The event that ushers in the new season has finally come.

Today is the official release date for Topps flagship Series 1 Baseball card set, and as you can tell from the photos above Yasiel Puig is this years spokesman. 

Last night I visited my local Target, but didn't find any boxes on the shelves.  Hopefully, I'll find some this afternoon.  In the meantime, I thought I would share pics of a couple of notable cards.

This past August Topps ran an instagram contest asking fans to pick which one of two photos they should use for Clayton Kershaw's 2015 Baseball card.  See the choices below.

Over the course of several days fans voted, and now you can see the results below.  Check out Kershaw's 2015 Topps Series 1 Base card.

I also wanted to mention that recently traded outfielder Matt Kemp makes an appearance as a Dodger in the base set.  This is likely to be one of the last base cards of Kemp wearing Blue.

Stay tuned, later this afternoon I'll share photos of all of the Dodger base cards in the set; including the handful of variations available.  Below is an advertising flyer for 2015 Topps Series 1.

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Blog Kiosk: 2/4/2015 - Dodger Links - Moncada, Bridges and Ryu

Adrian Gonzalez, Yasiel Puig and Kenley Jansen are captured in the midst of their running drills in preparation for Spring Training in the photo above.  Pic via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2015Go here to check out more pics of his from yesterday.

Below are some more links to check out:
  • Let the Yoan Moncada sweepstakes begin!  Via Jeff Todd at MLB Trade Rumors, "With MLB Rule Change, Yoan Moncada Cleared To Sign."  As you may know, the Dodgers are rumored to be chasing after him.
There's palpable tension in the air as Dodger fans wonder, "will they sign another Cuban high-flyer?"  Moncada is thought to be the best unsigned prospect in the game and only a year (or two) away from making an impact at the big league level.
"I'm just going to work hard and go about my business and whatever happens, happens," he said. "Nobody plays that well when they are trying to prove something. Just be yourself."
When Don Zimmer passed away last June after 66 years in baseball, I called him the ultimate futility infielder. Allow me to amend that, for Rocky Bridges, who died last week at the age of 87, was every bit as worthy of that title, and every bit as much an inspiration for this site. The secret of futility infielders is their ability to thrive despite their shortcomings in talent, thanks to persistence, flexibility and a command of fundamentals that go well beyond the playing field. They’re the laces that hold the leather together, the very soul of baseball.
  • Via Jae-Ho Kim at MK Sports, Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched his first bullpen session of 2015 in Arizona yesterday.  He is working out with the Korea LG Twins at Camelback Ranch, threw 30 pitches and remarked "too easy."  In other words, he felt really good after throwing for the first time this year.
  • Via Eric Stephen at True Blue LA, "Dodgers in 2015 Caribbean Series."  One of the newest Dodgers, Kike Hernandez, had a great day at the plate yesterday for Team Puerto Rico.

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