Wednesday, December 21, 2016

2016 Topps Dynasty Baseball - The Dodgers Cards

I am now finally getting around to sharing pics of all the various Dodger cards I've been able to gather on Topps 2016 Dynasty Baseball card set.  Go here for a complete checklist.  As you may know, there are six Dodger players featured in the "Autograph Patch" base set, and each player has a varying number of different cards available.  For instance, There are least eight different Adrian Gonzalez cards available; whereas, Julio Urias appears to have only five different cards in the set.  I've done my best to gather pics of them all, but I am still missing a handful of cards to make this listing complete. Check out what I've put together so far below.

Autograph Patches

#AP-AG2 Adrian Gonzalez          #AP-AG4 Adrian Gonzalez 

Blog Kiosk: 12/21/2016 - Dodgers Links - Alvarez, De Leon, and Sandy Koufax

This old man looked like he could still pitch.

Featured above is a look at a circa 1970's original color transparency of a greyer Sandy Koufax playing catch at Vero Beach.  (Auction Link Here)  As you know, he was retired by this time, so he was likely visiting folks at Dodgertown.  I am unsure if this is from one of his spring trips to school the youngsters or from some other event.  Nevertheless, he sure does look like he could have gotten on the mound to play some ball.  Best yet, his black stirrups are fantastic.

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History:  In 1989 the Dodgers signed both Hubie Brooks and Mike Maddux as free agents.  In 2001 the Dodgers signed free agent pitcher Hideo Nomo - he had been traded by the Dodgers in 1998. 
  • Happy Birthday, Howie Reed & Roger McDowell!