Friday, July 29, 2016

Memorabilia from Walter Alston's Estate at SCP Auction - The Early Years

Holy moly!

Last time around SCP featured a giant collection from the estate of Dodgers Hall of Famer Don Drysdale.  Now they bring along another collection from a Dodger great. Featured here are some of the memorabilia that once belonged to Hall of Fame manager Walter Alston. 

Over the next few days I'll highlight several of my favorites.  The items shown here all relate to his early years as a player and a young rookie manager in Brooklyn.

2016 Topps Allen & Ginter - The Dodgers Autograph and RIP Cards

Below is a last look at Dodgers cards found in packs of 2016 Allen & Ginter packs.  Featured below are the autograph, booklet and RIP cards.  Also, I include the checklist of the Dodgers' "Artist Originals" cards.  Unfortunately, none of them have been seen yet.  Go here to check out all of my past post on this set.

Mini Autographs

  • #AGA-CSE Corey Seager (redemption) 
  • #AGA-KMA Kenta Maeda  (redemption) 
#AGA-FM Frankie Montas               #AGA-FV Fernando Valenzuela

Blog Kiosk: 7/29/2016 - Dodgers Links - Peters, Anderson and the Blue Gala

Above is a photograph of the Chavez Ravine, facing towards downtown, in the midst of being carved and shaved into Dodger Stadium, circa 1960.  The photo above via MLB Cathedrals on twitter.

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodger History:  In 1983 Steve Garvey's consecutive-game streak ends at 1,207 when he is unable to play the second game of a doubleheader due to a dislocated thumb.  In 1996 Tommy Lasorda announced his retirement as manager of the Dodgers due to issues with his health. 
  • Happy Birthday, Chad Billingsley and Chief Meyers!