Wednesday, September 26, 2018

2018 Bowman Chrome - The Dodgers Base Cards

Featured below are the Dodgers' base cards found in packs of Topps' 2018 Bowman Chrome brand. It officially hit store shelves today. Go here to see a complete checklist.

As with all Bowman products this set is all about prospects. Our top two are featured in the base set (Buehler and Verdugo) and our #1 pick from 2017 (Kendall) can be found in the prospects base set. Other notable up-'n'comer's found as inserts include Matt Beaty, Keibert Ruiz, Mitchell White, Carlos Rincon, Dustin May and Edwin Rios. I should have pics of all of these soon, so stay tuned.


#34 Walker Buehler

Blog Kiosk: 9/26/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Ugh... We are now in a theoretical tie with the Rockies.

Last nights game did not end the way we had all hoped -- losing 3-4. After clawing back from behind to tie the game in the ninth, Kenta Maeda gave up a walk-off homer on a 3-2 pitch to the first batter he faced, Eduardo Escobar -- a ballplayer who had been really great on my fantasy team. Per Ken Gurnick at
"They're not in the playoffs this year, but you can't discredit that team," Hernandez said of the D-backs. "They have a lot of good players in that lineup. Really good bullpen. Our bullpen has been really good the last few weeks. We're human, we're baseball players, it happens. Just a tough night for them."
I thought I would show the above pic that recently sold on eBay. It features an acrobatic Pee Wee Reese floating above a sprawled-out Elston Howard. This is a classic depiction that is sadly a thing of the past. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1975 Burt Hooton set a Dodgers record for starters when he won his 12th consecutive game. In 1981 the Dodgers were no-hit by legendary fireballer Nolan Ryan of the Astros in Houston, 5-0. It would be the fifth no-no of his career. You can watch the last out of the game hereIn 1997 Mike Piazza hit a change-up against former Dodger Darren Holmes 496 feet to left-centerfield - hitting a billboard between the scoreboard and the Rockpile - at Coors Field. It is deemed the longest homer ever hit at the stadium. You can watch the blast here. BTW, the Dodgers defeated the Rockies, 10-4. Per a Denver Post story:
“It was mammoth, man,” pitcher Darren Holmes said. “It was a big bomb.”