Wednesday, November 01, 2017

2017 Topps Now - Postseason Dodgers Set - Bonus Card #1 - NLDS Series Win

As you'll remember, I purchased my very first Topps Now cards when the Dodgers clinched a playoff spot. It was the Dodgers Postseason set and it included a collection of 15 cards. Go here to check them all out.

As an added bonus, Topps would add bonus cards to the set for every round they advance in the playoffs -- the first of which arrived over this weekend. Featured here is the first Dodgers' Postseason Bonus card celebrating their three game sweep of the Diamondback in the NLDS. Another bonus card should be coming shortly, so stay tuned for that.

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Blog Kiosk: 11/1/2017 - Dodgers Links - Game 7 is TONIGHT!


On the right was my view from last nights thrilling Game 6 victory. I sat in the Left Field Pavilion for the first time in decades, and I can't begin to express how much fun it was there.

Blue was everywhere. The crowd was loud and enthusiastic. Strangers were hugging strangers. It was fantastic.

Unfortunately, I didn't take a lot of pictures. In fact, once the game started I only pulled out my camera once. Heck, I refused to leave my seat until the very last pitch of the game. In lieu of any pics (of which there are really none) I will instead direct you to Cat Loves the Dodgers. She shares a whole bunch of pics from Game 6 here.

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1951 Roy Campanella is named the National League MVP -- his first of three MVP's he would win.  In 1966 Sandy Koufax becomes the first three-time winner of the Cy Young Award. He is a unanimous winner for the second-straight year. This is the last year that only one award is given for pitchers in both leagues. In 2000 Jim Tracy is named manager of the Dodgers. In 2005 the Brooklyn Cyclones, a Mets Single-A farmclub, unveiled their Jackie Robinson/Pee Wee Reese bronze sculpture at their stadium -- then known as KeySpan Park. See it on the right. In 2007 Joe Torre is named the new Dodgers manager.
  • Happy Birthday, Red OwensLarry FrenchArt ParksFernando ValenzuelaEddie Williams!