Monday, April 23, 2018

Dodgers Artwork - Pee Wee Reese 1953 Topps Original Drawing at REA

This is absolutely gorgeous.

Currently ongoing is REA's spring auction, and one of the items that I came across there is the above original drawing of Pee Wee Reese that was used for his 1953 Topps Baseball card. (Auction Link) It had originally sold in 2010 and came directly from the personal collection of Topps legend Sy Berger -- considered "The Father of the Bubble Gum Card." 

Check out what Reese's card from 1953 looks like on the right.

With just 12 days remaining this item is already $3,500, and I suspect it'll close for significantly higher than that.

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Blog Kiosk: 4/23/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Far from his best outing, Kenley Jansen recorded his second consecutive scoreless inning to record only his third save of the season last night. Per Ken Gurnick at
"It's testing my patience right now, it's annoying," said Jansen, who allowed a soft single to pinch-hitter Matt Adams and a liner by Wilmer Difo, then struck out Andrew Stevenson and Trea Turner before former Dodger Howie Kendrick flied out to center to end the game. 
"I wanted to watch that video right away. It was a perfect pitch to Matt Adams right there, but he's strong enough. He opened up because he's looking in and he finds the green right there," Jansen said. "Then I hung a slider to Difo and he put it on the green. I had to calm myself, even though I was angry, and got out of it. It's good to be angry. All this is making me push and push to get where I want to be."
Photo above via @Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1946 Dodgers righty Ed Head threw a no-hitter against the Boston Braves, 5-0. He said after the game: “I knew I had it all the time – don’t ask me how, but I knew it.” In 1958 Dodger first baseman Gil Hodges hit his 300th career home run on the same day that Pee Wee Reese played his 2,000th career game. In 1999 Cardinals third baseman Fernando Tatis becomes the first player in MLB history to hit two grand slams in one inning when he did it against Chan Ho Park of the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium, 12-2. You can watch it here.
  • Happy Birthday, James MulveyDolph CamilliBob O'BrienAndruw Jones!