Thursday, September 28, 2017

2017 Topps Triple Threads - The Dodgers Unity Cards

Here's a look at all the Dodgers unity inserts found in packs of 2017 Topps Triple Threads. Go here to check out all of my previous post on this set.

Single Jumbo Unity Relics

#SJR-AG Gonzalez             #SJR-CKE Kershaw

Who is this African-American Ballplayer in Dodger Blue?

Lelands currently has a huge auction filled with Baseball history. In fact, there are some fantastic Jackie Robinson memorabilia that I'll write about a little later. What I want to do today is point to an item that has me intrigued.

We all know about the numerous Negro League ballplayers who joined the Dodgers franchise during those early years of integration -- Jackie, Campy, Newk, Joe Black, Don Bankhead and the often forgotten John Wright. What we have here, though, are a couple of vintage photographs, dated to 1947, taken by legendary Dodger photographer Barney Stein of a ballplayer that no one seems to know. Check them out above and below. (Auction Link)

Blog Kiosk: 9/28/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

These guys had a great game yesterday. Austin Barnes, who is looking more and more like our catcher of the future, not only caught a great game but also pounded out three hits; including two doubles, to drive in two runs. Rich Hill is looking like his old self. He pitched seven shutout innings, struck out ten and walked only two batters to record his 12th win of the season. Per Cary Osborne at Dodger Insider:
“I think it all comes down to effort and comes down to the way you go about your business,” Hill said of keeping his feel. “It doesn’t matter when the game is or when the next outing is, for me it’s about keeping that effort consistent and that intensity consistent. When you’re doing that you’re giving yourself a chance.”
The photo above via @Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out: