Tuesday, July 23, 2019

2019 Topps Archives Signature Series "Active Player Edition" - The Dodger Cards

A couple of weeks back Topps released their "Active Player Edition" of the 2019 Topps Archives Signature Series cards, and I'm only now able to share some pics of the Dodgers' found in boxes. As you likely know, this brand features buyback autographs of some of the games best current stars. For the Dodgers this includes Chris Taylor, Clayton Kershaw and Max Muncy. BTW, Adrian Beltre is also on the checklist, but I have yet to find any cards of him as a Dodger that have been signed. I suspect, though that they exist and are probably low-numbered scarcities. Go here for a complete checklist.

#Adrian Beltre

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#Chris Taylor

2018 Gypsy Queen          2017 Topps Heritage

Blog Kiosk: 7/23/2019 - Dodgers Links - Stadium Upgrades

Holy Moly! The upcoming changes at Dodger Stadium look awesome. It'll be a $100 Million renovation that will include a new center field plaza -- two acres of food concession stands, beer garden/sports bars, a children’s play area, the relocated Jackie Robinson statue and a permanent home for the “Legends of Dodger Baseball” plaques.. Per Arash Markazi at the LA Times:
“We’re finally going to have a front door with this entertainment plaza we’re building below and beyond the pavilions,” said Stan Kasten, Dodgers president and chief executive. “It’s going to act like a two-acre tailgating area pre- and postgame.”
“This is all meant to be a celebration of the Dodgers and Dodgers history and provide fans with the kind of amenities that you see at new ballparks without changing our postcard view,” (Janet Marie) Smith said. “We relish the beauty of this place and want to preserve that. I know when fans hear we’re renovating the pavilions the first thing they ask is what’s going to happen to the wooden benches. The answer is they’re staying in place. None of those things that fans love will change. We’re just improving the experience.”
Click on any pic to embiggen. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers historyIn 1939 the Dodgers once again used yellow-colored baseballs during a game at Ebbets Field. This time it was against the Cardinals, and Brooklyn lost the game, 12-0In 1962 Jackie Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. You can listen to his induction speech hereIn 1974 Steve Garvey, who was a write-in candidate, had a single, double and an RBI during the All-Star Game in Pittsburgh. He would be named the MVP of the game. In 1975 Willie Crawford and Lee Lacy hit pinch-hit home runs in the ninth inning in a loss against the Cardinals, 5-4. The homers tied a Major League record for pinch-hit homers in the same inning.
  • Happy Birthday, Hod FordPaul ChervinkoPee Wee ReeseDon DrysdaleNomar GarciaparraLarry Barnes & Hung-Chih Kuo!