Wednesday, May 06, 2015

A Will Ferrell Dodger Baseball Card is Coming

Color me not surprised.

As I'm sure you remember, Will Ferrell paraded around Arizona playing ten different positions for ten teams during Cactus League play.  It was all for various charities he supports and an upcoming "Funny or Die" episode.  A ton of money was raised from the event, and I'm sure a lot of good has come as a result of it.

For fans, enjoying the spectacle didn't stop at only watching the games.  Fans also had an opportunity to buy some game-used stuff.  All the apparel Ferrell wore that day was auctioned off for charity, and now we learn that card collectors will be able to join in the fun.

Topps announced this morning that limited edition Will Ferrell Baseball cards will be randomly inserted into packs of 2015 Topps Archives.  There will be ten different Will Ferrell cards featuring him in the uniforms of the ten different teams he played for.  The cards will be numbered to only ten copies and they will all be autographed.

The best part about this all is that we will soon have a Will Ferrell Dodger card.  WooHoo!

BTW, the Archives set comes out in June.  So far, only four of the ten cards have been revealed by Topps online.   You can check them out above and directly below. 

Unfortunately, the Dodger version of the card has yet to be released.

Since I'm the impatient sort and have some, albeit low, level of knowledge of photoshop I decided to make my own.  Check it out below.  I used the 1972 Topps Baseball card design and a photo taken by Dodger photographer Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2015 from that evening.

As soon as the real Will Ferrell Dodger card shows up I'll update this post.  In fact, Topps promised me that they will share a pic of that card later today, so stay tuned:

UPDATE: Topps just shared a pic of what the reverse of the cards look like on twitter.  I wonder if the Dodger card will have pitching stats instead:

UPDATE II: The Dodger Will Ferrell card is now available to gawk at.  Check it out below, via @toppscards:

UPDATE III: Topps instagram shared a couple more Ferrell pics; including the Angels and Reds cards below:

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2015 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball - The Dodger Insert Cards

Here is a look at all of the Dodger insert cards found in packs of Panini's Diamond Kings set.  Go here to check out all of my past post on this set.  From what I can tell, none of the cards below are particularly scarce. Tomorrow I'll have pics of all of the autograph and relic cards.


#2 Yasiel Puig                                     #3 Clayton Kershaw

Weekend Autograph Opportunities: Chris Iannetta and Lakers Rookie Jordan Clarkson

Here are this weekends autograph opportunities and events throughout the Southland. As always, be sure to check the Blue Heaven Calendar for other events (a link can always be found on the tab at the top of this page, just left of center), and always confirm with the establishment. Everything is subject to change.  Please email me with any tips about upcoming events in Southern California.  As the rest of the week progresses I'll update this post with other events (if there are any) as I become aware of them.  Also, I don't always list every event below, so be sure to check my Calendar.  I always try to favor free signing events over paying events.  Click on any pic to embiggen.


Angels catcher Chris Iannetta will be signing autographs for fans at the OC Dugout in Anaheim.  Go here for more information.  The signing takes place from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM.
OC Dugout
1238 S. Beach Blvd, Suite K
Anaheim, CA 92804

Lakers star rookie Jordan Clarkson will be at Frank & Sons this coming Saturday.  Go here for more information.
Frank & Son Collectible Show
19649 E. San Jose Ave.
City of Industry, CA. 91748

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Blog Kiosk: 5/6/2015 - Dodger Links - Wieland, Greinke and Glenn Burke

This young Dodger fan in Milwaukee loves Jimmy Rollins... Obviously.

The photo above via @Dodgers on twitter.  Below are some links to check out:
  • With Joe Wieland slated to make his Dodger debut this evening, Carlos Frias will start on Thursday; via Andrew Wagner at
"We feel like it can't hurt to be able to give [Frias] an extra day," Mattingly said. "I'm not really worried about his arm, I just want to give him an extra day."
  • Joe Wieland made an interesting comment to Ken Gurnick at regarding the recent flurry of activity between AAA and the Dodgers:
"Down there, we expect anything to happen because just about everything has happened," he said. "You're here one day, you're outrighted. We've also had three or four starters on hold and then nothing's happened. We see it and have come to expect it. It's not as big an issue as it was in the beginning."

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