Thursday, February 02, 2017

2017 Topps Series 1 -- Keegan-Michael Key Dodger Stadium First Pitch Card

Since Topps Series 1 is now officially in stores collectors finally have a chance to check out the popular Topps "First Pitch" cards.   Over the past three years Dodger Stadium has been a frequent backdrop.  After all, Hollywood is in our backyard.  Unfortunately, this time around only one Dodger guest is a part of the 2017 Series 1 set.  Featured below is the "First Pitch" card for actor and comedian Keegan-Michael Key.

Before I show you that though, I though I would share a video from last nights Tonight Show that featured an interview with Judd Apatow.  He is card #3 in this set, and spent some time chatting about it with Jimmy Fallon.  You can watch that here. (Hat Tip: Blowout Buzz)

Now check out Keegan-Michael Key's card below.  I've also added a video that includes a pregame interview with Key and his actual first pitch.

First Pitch

#FP-7 Keegan-Michael Key

2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball - Then & Now, Five Tool and 1987 Topps Inserts

Here is a look at a handful of the Dodger insert cards found in packs of 2017 Topps Series 1.  Featured below are the 1987 Topps and the companion autographs, the Bowman Then & Now, Five Tool and Rediscover Topps cards.

1987 Topps Baseball

#87-9 Sandy Koufax

#87-39 Clayton Kershaw

Blog Kiosk: 2/2/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Let's hope we see something like this in October.  Shown above are outfielder Willie Davis and third baseman John Kennedy in the midst of celebrating the Dodgers 1965 National League pennant, dated 10/2/1965 (eBay Auction Link).  They had just defeated the Milwaukee Braves, and clinched the title over the hated Giants.  As you know, they would go on to win the franchise's fourth World Championship.

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History:  In 1964 a Hall of Fame Special Veterans Committee elected former Dodgers Burleigh Grimes, Heinie Manush and John Montgomery Ward into the Hall. 
  • Happy Birthday, John Tudor, Scott Erickson & Chin-lung Hu!