Friday, November 03, 2017

2017 Topps Now - World Series Edition - Game 6

I really don't want to bother with this post, but I gotta. After all, I started posting pics of all the Dodgers' postseason Topps Now cards and it would be remiss of me to stop now. That said, I'm glad I didn't personally purchase these individual cards.

First of all, all the cards shown here are now sold out. They were made available on Wednesday and sales closed up on Thursday afternoon. The first card highlighting Game 6 features Chris Taylor and his game-tying double in the sixth inning. See the reverse of the card on the right.

The second card of the day tells us all about Corey Seager sacrafice fly that gave the Dodgers the lead following Taylor's double.

Blog Kiosk: 11/3/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

"Baseball is something like a war."

No truer words have ever been said about the game, and few photos exist that best exemplifies it. So, it's with great delight that I share the above vintage 1948 Associated Press photo that does just that.  (RMY Auction link)

As you can see, both infielder Benny Zientara and Jackie Robinson are sprawled  along the first base line. Per the description attached to the reverse:
Benny Zientara  (left), Cincinnati Reds second baseman, and Jackie Robinson (right), Brooklyn Dodgers first baseman, are prone on the ground and out back of first base in Cincinnati, May 13, after collision. Robinson plowed head-on into Zientara at first while trying to beat out a bunt. Zientara was unconscious for about five minutes and had to leave the game. The Brooklyn player continued in the game. Dodgers won, 9-3.
Players gave life and limb to win the game. This photo recently sold for $484. Below are more links to check out: