Monday, October 10, 2016

Another Corey Seager NLDS Playoff 2016 Topps Now Card -- #557

Corey Seager gets another one.

Following up on his second first-inning home run of the series on Sunday afternoon Topps has issued another 2016 Topps Now card for Seager.  Per the description on the reverse:
Corey Seager, who homered in his first 2016 Postseason at-bat two days prior, did it once again off Tanner Roark in Game 2 of the NLDS.  Seager's shot put the Los Angeles Dodgers in the lead by a score of 1-0, and the lead grew to 2-0 after three innings of play.  The Washington Nationals, however, were able to come back and snatch victory from the Dodgers by a final score of 5-2, which evened the series at one game apiece.
Unsurprisingly, in his first at-bat in Game 3 he also hit a deep drive, but had to settle for a run scoring double instead.  The ball landed at the foot of the wall at right-centerfield.

Go here to check it out and order.

UPDATE:   the print run for this card is 817 copies.

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2016 Topps Five Star - All the Dodgers Cards

As I had mentioned last week, Topps issued a brand new Vin Scully autographed card in their recently release 2016 Five Star Baseball card set.  Now, take a look at most of the other Dodger cards that are available.  Unfortunately, quite a few players are only available through an redemption card.  Nevertheless, I've done my best to include pics of what's available below.  Go here for a complete checklist of the set.


  • #FSA-CSE Corey Seager - redemption card
  • #FSA-SK Sandy Koufax - redemption card
  • #FSA-VS Vin Scully - redemption card
  • #FSA-JU Julio Urias - redemption card
#FSA-JPD Joc Pederson                       #FSA-KMA Kenta Maeda

#FSA-RS Ross Stripling                         #FSA-VS Vin Scully

UPDATE:  #FSA-VS Vin Scully

A Corey Seager 2016 Topps Now Playoff Card -- #551

My timing for a little vacation couldn't be more any poorer.  Not only did it conflict with the Dodgers NLDS series against the Nationals, but it also impeded my ability to post about the newest 2016 Topps Now Dodger card.  Following the Dodgers thrilling Game 1 victory on Friday Topps released the above card highlighting Corey Seager's first playoff home run.  You can check it out here.

Blog Kiosk: 10/10/2016 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Corey Seager is hitting bombs.  Per AJ Cassavell at
Despite the loss, Seager etched his name in postseason lore with his second first-inning home run in as many games. His moonshot off Max Scherzer on Friday made Seager the youngest player in Dodgers history to hit a home run in the postseason -- and it didn't take long for him to earn the No. 2 spot on that list as well.

"Whatever it is, it's something that you're looking for early," Seager said when asked about his fast starts. "Unfortunately, today, it didn't work out."
The Dodgers lost a tough one yesterday afternoon, 5-2.  Photo above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2016Go here to check out more pics by Jon from yesterdays game.  Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History:  In 1978 the Dodgers retired the number of Dodger player/coach Jim Gilliam -- 19.  He had died just two days before from an cerebral hemorrhage.  The ceremony preceeded Game 1 of the World Series against the Yankees.