Monday, April 08, 2019

2019 Topps Now - #48 & #59 - Home Run Leader Cody Bellinger

Cody Bellinger had quite a weekend -- earning him two Topps Now cards.

Beginning on Friday, he walloped his league-leading 6th home run of the season against the hapless Rockies -- earning him his second 2019 Topps Now card of the year. Check it out above and to the right. I had neglected putting this card up on Saturday, so I'm a couple of days too late on this notice. BTW, this card sold 378 copies. Below is what's written on the reverse:
Cody Bellinger crushed a three-run home run against the Rockies to lead the Dodgers to a 10-6 victory. With the blast, Bellinger joined Eddie Matthews (1953) and Alex Rodriquez (2007) as the only MLB players ever with six home runs and 16 RBI through the first eight games of a season. Bellinger's home run and RBI totals through 8 games into a season are both franchise records as well.

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Did you see Cody's homer on Sunday? It was both majestic and frightening -- so scary, I am sure that bare-handing the ball would've sheared your hand right off. Watch it here. Overall, the Dodgers are 8-2 and have now scored 84 runs through the first ten games played in the season -- tied for third best in the modern era. Per Ken Gurnick at
“We’re good,” said Bellinger.
Photo above via Harrison Barden/ at Dodger Insider. Go here to check out more pics from Sunday's game. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1968 Opening Day is postponed throughout Major League Baseball due the funeral of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who was assassinated on April 4, 1968. In 1974 Dodger hurler Al Downing gave up a fourth inning home run to Hank Aaron -- surpassing Babe Ruth's record with his 715th homer of his career. You can watch the homer here, as called by Vin ScullyIn 1987 GM Al Campanis is fired by the Dodgers following his racially insensitive remarks said on an April 6th telecast of ABC-TV's Nightline. Campanis had said that blacks may lack some of the 'necessities' to be a field manager or general manager. In 1994 Braves lefty Kent Mercker no-hit the Dodgers, 6-0. This game also marked Chan Ho Park's first career start as a Dodgers and the very first game played by a Korean ballplayer in the Major Leagues. Check out the boxscore here.
  • Happy Birthday, Lady BaldwinPete CassidyKirby HigbeTurk FarrellGary Carter!