Tuesday, November 20, 2018

2018 Topps Now - #RC10 - Walker Buehler All-Star Team Topps Trophy Card

As you may know, Walker Buehler was named to the Topps All-Star Rookie Team, and as such will have the heralded "Rookie Cup" emblem emblazoned on his Topps flagship card next season. You can see that "Rookie Cup" in the pic above. In celebration of this Topps has issued a 2018 Topps Now card of him. Go here to check it out and order. Below is what's written on the reverse:
Walker Buehler dazzled in 2018 with the Los Angeles Dodgers, posting an 8-5 record while having a 2.62 ERA. Buehler pitched an impressive 137.1 innings in his first full year and struck out 151 batters. Buehler was a key part of the success the Dodgers had in reaching the 2018 Postseason and winning their sixth consecutive NL West Division title.

2018 Topps Holiday Bowman - All the Dodgers Cards

In addition to the Topps Holiday cards being sold at Walmart (link here) Topps has also brought back their 2018 Bowman Holiday card. It is an local hobby shop exclusive giveaway that officially began on Friday, November 16th. At participating stores you would get a free pack of 2018 Topps Holiday Bowman Baseball cards with a purchase of $10 or more.

The Base set includes 100 cards and the card design is the same as it's 2018 Bowman brand -- with a Topps Holiday 2018 logo at the corner. Go here for a complete checklist.


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Blog Kiosk: 11/20/2018 - Dodgers Links - Congrats, Adrián!

Congrats on a fantastic career!

As I'm sure you've heard by now, former Dodger phenom and future Hall of Famer Adrián Beltré has announced his retirement from the game. I have always loved this guy and will always consider him a Dodger. That said, when he enters the hallowed hall of Cooperstown in five years time he'll likely be wearing the cap from Texas, and I couldn't be prouder. He belongs there (no matter what hat he wears), and as much as I hate that he didn't spend more time in Dodger Blue I can't help but feel happy for his accomplishments. He was one of my all-time favorites, and this Dodger fan can do nothing but tip my cap to him.

BTW, you can watch Beltré's first hit and RBI, as called by Vin Scully, here. It was against Angels hurler Chuck Finley on June 24, 1998. Also, Jon Weisman at Dodger Thoughts put up a great piece this morning on Adrián that I thought worth check out. You can also read Beltré's retirement letter here, via a tweet from the Rangers.

Photo above via @MLB on twitter. Below are more links to check out: