Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Blog Kiosk: 8/7/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Wow! This is what I call an action photo.

Featured above is an International News press photo from May 23, 1938 featuring a dramatic play at the plate. Per the descriptor on the reverse:
Something to "get up in the air" about -- Ival Goodman, right fielder for Cincinnati, is "Stopped" by the camera as he scored against the Brooklyn Dodgers. Catcher (Babe) Phelps of the Dodgers is waiting expectantly for Ernie Koy's throw. Note the alertness of umpire. The Reds won the game, 6-4.
Check out the eBay auction for the pic here. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1915 rookie Dodgers pitcher Ed Appleton committed a grievous error due to a bit of trickery by Cardinals manager Miller Huggins. In the seventh inning of a tied game Huggins, while coaching at third base, called for the ball from Appleton -- 'Let me see that ball'. Appleton obliged and tossed the ball, only to see Huggins step aside to allow ball to roll on the field. A Cardinal runner then scored a go-ahead run. The Dodgers protested, but time out hadn't been called, so the run counted. In 2003 Eric Gagne tied the single season record for consecutive saves to start the season at 38. It also marked the 46th consecutive regular-season save overall.
  • Happy Birthday, Adonis TerryTom DrakeRocky BridgesJosé DomínguezJose De Leon!
  • ICYMI: Corey Seager's woes continue unabated. Per Do-Hyoung Park at MLB.com; "Corey Seager to have left hip surgery." 
Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager will undergo arthoscopic surgery on his left hip on Tuesday, to be performed in New York by Dr. Bryan Kelly, according to a team release. The Dodgers expect Seager to resume baseball activities in January.
“It happens all the time in this business. People go into the attic and they start searching,” he said. “Who knows how many people have thrown millions of dollars away just because they don’t know what they’ve got.”
The two brothers who own the cards got the idea to look through their collection when they heard a ’52 Topps Mantle had sold for nearly $3 million earlier this year. 
  • The biggest news out of the National was the opening of a vintage 1955 Bowman Baseball card pack that yielded a HUGE hit. Via Fredrick Kinkle at the Washington Post; "Maryland collector snags Mickey Mantle baseball card worth at least $50,000." See the card they pulled on the right.
Rothe, who lives in a Baltimore suburb, has spent his life working with other printed goods in his family’s bookbinding business. He plunked down $500 for the chance to own one of the unseen cards inside.
Now he’s fielding offers of $50,000 or more for the card, which was slot No. 19 in the pack. Others in the cellophane-enclosed pack opened Friday included Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie “Mr. Cub” Banks and Brooklyn Dodger standout Jim Gilliam.
  • Check out some great memorabilia on display at the National. Via Rich Mueller at Sports Collectors Daily; "Baseball History on Display at NSCC."
  • ICYMI: A dealer at the National Sports Collectors Convention this past weekend in Cleveland had his autograph inventory confiscated by the police due to forgery allegations. Rich Mueller at Sports Collectors Daily has the news. I'm glad that others dealers are being proactive about weeding out the scam artist that exist in the hobby -- and make no mistake, this kind of thing is a big problem. 
  • Defgav at Baseball Card Breakdown shares a handful of custom fantasy GIF Baseball cards and they are awesome. You gotta check them out; especially the Nolan Ryan/Robin Ventura fight card.

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