Thursday, February 01, 2018

2018 Topps Series 1 Baseball - The 1983 & Major League Materials Dodgers' Cards

Now that you've seen the Dodgers' base cards, here is a look at a couple insert set that are available. Featured below are the Dodger cards found in the 1983 Topps throwback-styled cards and the Major League Materials sets.

1983 Topps Baseball

#83-9 Alex Verdugo      #83-16 Clayton Kershaw

#83-20 Alex Wood             #83-25 Yu Darvish

Dodgers Gave Out GIF Cards at FanFest

I knew I would be missing out on these; especially considering how crowded it was.

First of all, I promise I'll have a post up featuring my pics from the 2018 FanFest at Dodger Stadium soon. In the meantime, check out some very limited GIF cards handed out by the Dodgers during the event.

From what I understand, the Dodgers announced, through their twitter, various GIF card freebies that were given out at a specific time and location during FanFest. They were limited to only the first 100 fans, so these might prove to be one of the more scarce memorabilia items given out by the team. Furthermore, I had been told that four different cards would be given away, but I could only find three online. So, if you happen to know who the fourth card is please let me know.

Blog Kiosk: 2/1/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Here's something historical.

Featured above is an original Sporting News press photo, dated August 26, 1939, featuring an on-camera interview between Dodgers broadcaster Red Barber and Dodger rookie skipper Leo Durocher that is currently on auction at RMY Auction (auction link).

You might be wondering, "what's so important about this pic? After all, we see this scene play out multiple times a day on local sports television."

Well, this game, between the Dodgers and Reds at Ebbets Field, happens to be the very first Baseball game ever broadcast on television. So, the scene you see above is a first for everyone in the photo.

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1919 the Dodgers trade Jake Daubert to the Reds for outfielder Tommy GriffithIn 1959 the ever-popular Brooklyn Dodgers outfielder Zach Wheat is unanimously elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee. In 1976 East Lansing police arrest Dodgers reliever Mike Marshall for disobeying the orders set by the Michigan State University police prohibiting him from taking batting practice. MSU feared he would hit balls too far and injure students at an adjacent tennis court. Marshall protests that it is against his rights as an MSU instructor and files a lawsuit against the school.
  • Happy Birthday, Stan KastenChuck ChurnElian HerreraJustin Sellers & Brett Anderson!