Tuesday, October 11, 2016

2016 Topps Mini Factory Set - A Corey Seager Bonus Card

For the second year in a row Topps has released, exclusively for sale online, a mini-version of the flagship 2016 Topps Baseball card set - Series 1 & 2.  Go here to check it out and order. 

The set includes not only eleven random base parallels numbered to only ten copies or less, but also includes a complete ten-card insert set fashioned after the always popular 1975 Topps Baseball card design.  Go here for a complete checklist.

Only one Dodger player is included in this set.  Check it out below. 

BC-1 Corey Seager

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Blog Kiosk: 10/11/2016 - Dodgers Links - Puig, Scully and Kershaw to Pitch Game 4

It just wasn't Kenta's day.  Per Ken Gurnick and Jamal Collier at MLB.com:
"I felt fine physically. I thought I had my stuff today, but again, they executed, they really executed today," said Maeda. "It was very regrettable that it didn't turn out to be a good outing. I understand it was a big situation, I went in there as a must-win situation in terms of preparing for this. I wasn't nervous at all, it just wasn't my day today."
Heck, even our ace closer had it tough.  Kenley Jansen gave up four runs in the ninth inning:
 "I was fighting with myself a lot today," said Jansen. "Just clearly was trying to fight and get out of the inning. It definitely was tough to get a rhythm."
The Dodgers got embarrassed, 8-3, and now are on the brink of elimination. 

BTW, tonight's Game 4 match-up with the Washington Nationals will be at 2:05 PM.  The photo above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2016Go here to check out more pics by Jon and Jill Weisleder from yesterdays game.  Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History:  In 1965 Willie Davis became just the second player to steal three bases in a World Series game.  He did it against the Twins in Game 5 of the '65 series.  The other person to do it was Honus Wagner on this exact same day in 1909.  In 1978 Bob Welch struck out Reggie Jackson on a full count with two outs in the ninth in Game 2 of the World Series to dramatically preserving a 4-3 Dodger victory over the Yankees.  In 1981 Jerry Reuss threw a five shutout against the Astros to win the best-of-five divisional series and advance to the National League Championship Series against the Montreal Expos.