Monday, September 10, 2018

2018 Topps Luminaries - All the Dodgers Cards

Following on the heals of their super high-end brand "Diamond Icons", Topps released another high-end product called 2018 Luminaries last week. A box includes a single pack with one encased, signed and numbered card to 15 or less for a bit over $200. Go here for a complete checklist.

Below is a checklist, as well as, several pics of some of the Dodger cards. Unfortunately, it appears both Clayton Kershaw and Sandy Koufax cards all come with a redemption. Furthermore, the directly below Mike Piazza "Home Run King" autograph cards come in two different versions, and I am uncertain which card numbers correspond to which card.

Home Run Kings Autograph (#/15)

  • #HRK-MP Mike Piazza
  • #HRK-MPI Mike Piazza
Both of the Mike Piazza cards (card numbers unknown)

Blog Kiosk: 9/10/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Weekend Odds and Ends

The Dodgers gained some ground over the weekend, and we have Justin Turner to thank for that. Yesterday afternoon he went 4-for-5 with a home run, two doubles and two RBI's to lead the club to a 9-6 victory over Colorado. Per Ken Gurnick at
"J.T. led the charge, he's such a pro," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. "[His value] is hard to quantify. When you're watching how he's grinding at-bats, that's contagious. He's been fantastic."
The Dodgers are now just half a game back of Colorado after taking the weekend series against them. There are only 19 games remaining in the season.

Photo above of Turner via Matt Kelley/ at Dodger Insider. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: I had no idea about this until now. In 1992 a report came out about a "security check" that revealed serious issues with two members of a buying group interested in purchasing the Giants and moving them to Florida. One of the investors mentioned was Vince Piazza -- father of recently called-up catcher Mike Piazza of the Dodgers. The deal falls apart, and MLB settles with the group for $6MM (which includes a letter of apology to Vince Piazza).
  • Happy Birthday, High Pockets KellyTerry WellsDanys BaezChad HermansenNick Green!