Monday, October 01, 2018

2018 Topps Now - #820 - Game #163

Now that the Dodgers have officially taken the National League Western Division title this newest card offered up by Topps seems moot. After all, there will no doubt be another card made available tomorrow celebrating their 5-2 victory over the Rockies this afternoon. Nevertheless, for you completist out there here is the card announcing the game that was just played. Go here to check it out and order... And stay tuned. There will be another Topps Now card issued tomorrow. Heck, maybe two.

2018 Panini National Treasures - The Dodgers Base Cards

Panini's National Treasures Baseball brand hit stores last week and it's filled with nothing but hits. Heck, even the base set consist of either an autograph, relic, or both. Below are all of the Dodgers' found in that base set. Go here to see a complete checklist.

Rookie Materials Signatures

#18 Walker Buehler                      #19 Alex Verdugo

Blog Kiosk: 10/1/2018 - Dodgers Links - Game #163

This afternoon is Game #163 at Dodger Stadium at 1:09 PM. Walker Buehler will face off against German Marquez. The game will be broadcast for all to see on ESPN. Jon “Boog” Sciambi and analysts David Ross and Rick Sutcliffe will call the Rockies at Dodgers telecast. The game is also available on the ESPN App. You may also listen to the game on AM 570 (English) and KTNQ 1020 AM (Spanish). BTW, tickets are apparently still available. Go here.

Photo above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2018 at Dodger Insider. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1946 the very first playoff series to determine a league champion is played between the Dodgers and Cardinals. Today is Game 1 of a three game set and is played in St. Louis. Unfortunately, Brooklyn would lose Game 1, 4-2, and lose the series a couple of days later at home, 8-4In 1974 Dodger reliever Dr. Mike Marshall set a Major League mark when he made his 106th appearance of the season. In 1993 Mike Piazza set a Dodgers new record for RBI's in a season for a rookie when he plated his 107th run during an 8-5 victory over the Astros.
  • Happy Birthday, Duster MailsJim RussellFred KippRoberto Kelly!

2018 Topps Now - #806 & #807 - Playoff Clinch and Pederson's Blast

What could be better than beating the Giants?

How about walloping them, to the tune of a 10-6 victory, while also claiming a berth in the playoffs. Per Rowan Kavnar at Dodger Insider:
“This is just the beginning of it,” Machado said. “I think we’re finally getting accustomed to everyone on this ballclub. Everyone’s accepting their roles as a team. Whenever you can do that as a ballclub, the sky’s the limit, like I always say.”