Monday, January 29, 2018

2018 Topps Series 1 Baseball - The Dodgers Silver Chrome Promo Pack Cards

This is an important week for Baseball card collectors. This coming Wednesday is the official release date for Topps' 2018 Series 1 flagship Baseball card brand, so you should expect a flurry of post about the set over the coming days. Go here to check out the entire checklist. As an incentive to visit a hobby store, a limited number of 2018 Topps Series 1 promotional Silver Chrome packs are available when you purchase a box at your local shop (only) -- so, this isn't available at Walmart or Target.

How it works is for every box (hobby & jumbo) that you purchase at your local card shop will get you a certain number of these packs. Each pack consist of four cards and features a 50-card base set on the vintage 1983 Topps Baseball card design. Each card also comes with a 35th anniversary stamping and an exclusive chain pattern background known as "mojo." There are also autographs available. Go here for this promo checklist.

Blog Kiosk: 1/29/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

The crush of fans at the Dodgers FanFest on Saturday was overwhelming. So much so, it was almost impossible to traverse the outfield -- let alone the stadium concourse. Nevertheless, it seems that most folks had a great time. It has been announced that over 35,000 were in attendance. Wow! Stay tuned as I'll have my pics from the day up soon.

Photo above via @Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1961 one-time Dodger Max Carey, along with deadball era outfielder Billy Hamilton, are elected in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Carey played four seasons in Brooklyn, slashing .260/.346/.339/.685 with three homers and 81 RBI's, and managed the club from 1932-1933. He recorded a 146-161 record as the Dodgers skipper. In 1967 former Dodgers GM Branch Rickey, along with Pirates outfielder Lloyd Waner, are elected by the Veterans Committee into the Baseball Hall of Fame. BTW, Waner was a Dodger for a short time in 1944 -- having had 17 plate appearances in 15 games and slashing .286/.412/.286/.697. In 1988 the Dodgers signed free agent outfielder Kirk Gibson to a three-year $4.5MM contract.
  • Happy Birthday, Henry MedicusBill KriegRay HayworthHank EdwardsSteve SaxJason SchmidtMike Bolsinger!