Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Brooklyn Dodgers Goodies at Lelands - Mullin Drawing, Koufax Jersey and the Movie "42"

It's not often that you see a Willard Mullin original in color, so when one crosses your view you've got to pay attention. Featured here is his classic depiction of the Brooklyn Dodger "Bum" in a heated exchange with with an uninterested umpire. (auction link) It is one of several Dodgers-related goodies currently up for auction at Lelands. Below are a couple more items I thought were worth noting.

2017 Topps Now -- #272 & #273 - Bellinger and Seager's Home Run Explosion

It's only fitting that the 10th Cody Bellinger 2017 Topps Now card of the year would celebrate an historic run that saw him hit ten home runs in ten days -- a first for a rookie in MLB history. Per Joshua Thornton at
"I'm having a blast," Bellinger said. "I think what really tops it off is how well we're playing as a team. It's fun to watch. It's fun to be around. We're just clicking on all cylinders."

Weekend Autograph Opportunities: Alex Wood and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Here are this weekends autograph opportunities and events throughout the Southland. As always, be sure to check the Blue Heaven Calendar for other events (a link can always be found on the tab at the top of this page, just left of center), and always confirm with the establishment. Everything is subject to change.  Please email me with any tips about upcoming events in Southern California.  As the rest of the week progresses I'll update this post with other events (if there are any) as I become aware of them.  Also, I don't always list every event below, so be sure to check my Calendar.  I always try to favor free signing events over paying events.  Click on any pic to embiggen.


Blog Kiosk: 6/21/2017 - Dodgers Links - Jansen, Kershaw, AGon and Seager

Homers are starting to get contagious.

Last night was Corey Seager's turn with the round-tripper parade. He slugged three home runs and almost accomplished something that had never been done. He came close to recording the only "home run cycle" in Baseball history -- Seager recording one-run, two-run and three-run home runs. Amazingly, he had the chance to hit a grand slam to complete the feat when he came up with the bases loaded in the sixth inning, but lined out a deep left-centerfield. Per Joshua Thornton at
"It's just one of those nights where balls go where you want it to and you're putting good swings on it and they're going out of the park," Seager said.
Photo above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2017. Below are more links to check out:

  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1998 the Dodgers replaced their manager, Bill Russell, with coach Glenn Hoffmann. Tommy Lasorda also becomes the GM. In 2016 the Dodgers signed Dean Kremer -- the first ever Israeli to sign a contract with a major league club. He had just been drafted in the 14th round of the 2016 MLB June Amateur Draft.
  • Happy Birthday, Randy MooreJackie CollumRick Sutcliffe!