Tuesday, May 14, 2019

2019 Topps Tier One - All the Dodger Cards

Topps high-end brand, Tier One, was released last week, and I've got a bunch of pics to share with you. As you know, this set includes only hits - autographs and relics. So, there are no base cards to chase after. Each box will cost about $100 and you get three cards per box - two autographs and a relic card. Go here for a complete checklist.

Many of the relic and relic/autograph combo cards come with either one, two or three relic pieces embedded within it -- with the three relic piece being a "1 of 1" card. Check out as many of the Dodger cards I could find below.

Autographed Tier One Relics

#T1ATR-CT Chris Taylor

Blog Kiosk: 5/14/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Above is a fantastic 1932 International News press photo of future Hall of Famer Hack Wilson wearing a Dodger uniform for the very first time. It had recently sold at RMY Auctions.

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1933 Hack Wilson came off the bench for the Dodgers to belt a pinch-hit inside-the-park walk-off grand slam -- a first in Dodgers history (boxscore). In 1978 Dodger killer Dave Kingman of the Cubs belted three home runs against Los Angeles to defeat us, 10-7, marking the second three-homer game of his career against the Dodgers. This also infamously lead to one of Tommy Lasorda's most epic rants -- when KLAC radio reporter Paul Olden asked what he thought Kingman three dingers. Listen to it here (NSFW). Per Kevin Roderick at LA Observed
“I was in the front row with my arm extended, holding the microphone, and no one was asking about the main thing from that day: the three home runs by Dave Kingman,” Olden said. I just needed a quick sound bite, 10 or 15 seconds, and then get the heck out of there.
“So I sort of innocently asked his opinion of Kingman’s performance. A minute and a half later, he’s still talking.”