Friday, June 09, 2017

2017 Topps Finest - All the Dodgers Insert Cards

Now that you've seen the base cards, here are all of the various Dodgers' inserts available in packs of 2017 Topps Finest. Go here for all of my past post on this set.

The best thing about this product is that not only are there no redemption cards for the Dodger players and all autographs are on-card.

Finest Autographs

#FA-CK Clayton Kershaw       #FA-CS Corey Seager

Blog Kiosk: 6/9/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Last night the Dodgers hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation's third annual Blue Diamond Gala at Dodger Stadium (featuring Maroon 5 and Earth, Wind & Fire on stage), and it was a star studded affair. Along with normal cast of current and former Dodger players in attendance you could find folks like Larry King, Mario Lopez, Eric Stonestreet and members of the Los Angeles Chargers milling about. Per Ryan Posner at
"This event has been pretty incredible over the last few years in helping build the foundation," Adrian Gonzalez said. " [The gala] is definitely a lot of fun and it's doing great things for kids in the Los Angeles community."
"It's kind of nice to get out of your element of baseball for a minute and do something like this," Seager said. "It's definitely pretty cool to have the concert in the outfield, too."
(pic via AM570 on twitter)
Photo at the very top via Steve Garvey on twitter. The B&W pics of Justin Turner and Clayton Kershaw via @Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1919 Dodgers starter and Hall of Famer Rube Marquard breaks his leg running the bases during the game against Cincinnati, ending his season. This next one is wild. In 1945 it was alleged that a recent medically discharged soldier was assaulted by Dodger manager Leo Durocher as he was being held by a Brooklyn patrolman during the sixth inning of that afternoons ballgame at Ebbets Field. He sustained a fractured jaw and other wounds. It is alleged that he was heckling Brooklyn's manager during the game. Durocher would be arrested the next day on felonious assault, but charges would be dropped soon thereafter after the fan receives over $6,000 from the Dodgers for his injuries. Branch Rickey would later defend Durocher, saying we are a "team of ferocious gentleman." In 1955 the Dodgers traded Joe Black to the Reds for Bob Borowski. In 1990 Eddie Murray hit a home run from both sides of the plate in the game against the Padres in San Diego.  Having done this for the tenth time in his career, he ties a MLB record with Mickey Mantle.
  • Happy Birthday, Duke Esterbrook, Mack Wheat & Irish Meusel!