Wednesday, October 25, 2017

2017 Topps Now - #813, #814, #815, #816 & #818 - Dodgers Game 1 Victory

I don't know what I'm going to do. The avid collector in me wants everything playoff and World Series related in my collection, but I've been extremely hesitant about ordering Topps Now cards.

I did get my first Topps Now cards recently (called the Postseason Playoff set) and decided against my best judgement to get the World Series Matchup set, so should I buy them all now? I sure do love the timeliness of them - the fact that each one points to a specific play or event during the Series. Does that mean I should also get the cards highlighting the Astros players too? I'm confused and I need to make a decision soon 'cause the first batch of 2017 World Series Topps Now cards are available, and they look great.

BTW, both Clayton Kershaw and Chris Taylow have autograph and/or game-used base relic Topps Now cards available. Unfortunately, they are already sold out. Pic of these are at the very bottom.

Here is the first of the bunch and it highlights last night's opening ceremony. Go here to check it out and order.

2017 Topps Diamond Icons - All the Dodgers Cards

Last week saw the released of a brand new Topps product called Diamond Icons. As the name suggest, it is a super-premium high-end card set that will cost you $1,500 for a single box of ten cards. Nine of those ten cards are guaranteed to be autographed on-card. Needless to say, I doubt I'll ever open any of these. Go here to see a complete checklist.

Since this brand promises only on-card autographs there are several Dodgers' who are only available through a redemption card. This includes all Cody Bellinger, and some of the Kershaw and Seager cards. Below are most of the Dodgers you can find in packs.


  • #AU-CBE Cody Bellinger -- redemption card
#AU-CK Clayton Kershaw       #AU-CSE Corey Seager

Blog Kiosk: 10/25/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

What a game. What a win.

Kershaw was brilliant as he went seven strong innings, striking out eleven and walking none with just 83 pitches. In fact, he is just the second pitcher in World Series history to have recorded 11 K's with no walks -- the other pitcher to have done so was Don Newcombe. The bullpen extended their playoff scoreless streak to 25 consecutive innings. Chris Taylor opened the Dodger offense with a leadoff homer that seemed to shock the Astros pitcher (he shocks us too, Dallas). Most importantly, the man with fantastic orange locks, Justin Turner, continued his clutch hitting. He lead the way as he walloped a two-run dinger in the sixth inning to give the Dodgers a lead that they would not relinquish. Per Eric Stephen at True Blue LA:
“He really took a great swing,” manager Dave Roberts said. “Gosh, JT has had so many big hits for us this year.”
Photo above via @Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out: