Thursday, March 15, 2018

2018 Topps Opening Day - The Dodgers Insert Cards

Featured here are the Opening Day Stars, National Anthem, Opening Day Checklist, Relics, Before Opening Day and MLB Sticker insert cards found in packs of Topps 2018 Opening Day set. I hope to have pics of the Dodgers variations and autographed cards soon.

Opening Day Stars

#ODS-AV Alex Verdugo       #ODS-CS Corey Seager

Blog Kiosk: 3/15/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

The passage of time sure can ease the grief.

Featured above is a vintage, circa June 1956, photograph that captures Dodger legends Duke Snider and Gil Hodges on the verge of "tomahawking" former Giants hero Bobby Thompson. As you know, in 1951 Thompson hit "The Shot Heard Round the World" that ended the Dodgers chances for a world title that season. This pic recently sold at an RMY Auction for a very affordable $34. On another note, I'm extremely angry at myself for missing this item, as well as several others, from this auction. It closed this past weekend and I just plain forgot about it.

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1945 the Dodgers opened their spring camp at Bear Mountain State Park in upstate New York due to wartime travel restrictions. There were real worries that German U-boats would attack the eastern coast of America During WWII. This is the third straight year the Dodgers would practice here. In 1975 the Dodgers signed 37 year-old former Giants Hall of Fame pitcher Juan Marichal to a free agent contract. He would retire from the game a little over a month later on April 17th. 
  • Happy Birthday, Doc CaseyRalph MillerRosy RyanLou FetteDick ScottMickey Hatcher & Trayce Thompson!