Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Oddest Oddball in My Odd Collection

How weird is my Dodger collection?

It's so weird it includes two empty envelopes.

Of course, they aren't your run-of-the-mill envelope that you can purchase at your local stationary store. Instead, these are old and yellowing, and were originally used by the Montreal Royals ballclub in the 50's -- the Dodgers top minor league affiliate at the time.

Although, that in itself doesn't really warrant a blog post on its own. After all, these envelopes are kinda boring... until you notice a peculiar postmark on one of them (as seen below).

More Oddball to Add to the Collection - Podres and Furillo

Here is a look at even more items I recently added to my collection. I had previously acquired a nice-sized lot of vintage Brooklyn and LA Dodgers memorabilia, and have slowly been sharing its contents on this blog. So stay tuned, there are a few more items (along with this post) that I have yet to share.

Along with the 1956 Brooklyn Dodgers photo pack set I also received the above signed photo of Johnny Podres. As you will notice, it is signed on a photo from a 1956 photo pack. BTW, I actually have a partial 1957 photo pack set as well as numerous singles, but will refrain from sharing them until I complete a set.

The next item below is a total mystery to me. It was described as a scarce Carl Furillo photo premium with facsimile autograph. So, it was some sort of giveaway. Who gave it away and for what, I do not know. If you happen to know anything about this item please pass that knowledge along.

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Blog Kiosk: 5/16/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

(pic above via Dodger Insider on twitter)
That was a tough hard-luck loss last night, but at least a mighty contingent of rabid Dodger fans, known as Pantone 294, once again took over an opposing stadium. They marched, they cheered and they even unfurled a giant Dodgers flag during the game.

Photo at the very top via Amanda McCarthy on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1970 a fourteen year old fan named Alan Fish was struck by a batted baseball at Dodger Stadium and would die four days later.  This marked the first fatality of a fan from a batted ball in a Major League game, and it happened off the stick of Manny Mota.  Tom Hoffarth provides more detail about the incident here In 2000 was the infamous fight at Wrigley Field that started when Dodgers catcher Chad Kreuter, sitting in the Wrigley exposed bullpen, was hit in the back of the head and had his hat stolen by a unruly fan.  Several players and coaches jumped into the stands during the ensuing melee.
  • Happy Birthday, Watty Clark, Rube Walker, Rick Rhoden, Mitch Webster & Eugenio VĂ©lez!