Wednesday, July 24, 2019

2019 Topps Total - Wave 4 - All the Dodger Cards

The fourth wave of the 2019 Topps Total set is now in collector hands, and there are three Dodgers available to chase after. They are reliever Joe Kelly, catcher Russell Martin and Justin Turner. Check them all out below. Go here for a complete checklist.

Overall, a total of 4,387 packs were sold, and this translates into an average print run of about 439 of each card. This is the lowest print run so far. On another note, I believe this is the first Russell Martin Dodger card since his return to the franchise this past winter.

Base - Wave 4

#347 Joe Kelly

Blog Kiosk: 7/24/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

That was a thrilling game... And sure, we didn't come out on top this time, but you gotta admit that there is no better way for a game to end. Some people like their walk-offs -- I'll take a game-ending play at the plate anytime. Per Ken Gurnick at
“To be honest, it wasn’t really close,” said Bellinger. “Calhoun threw the ball real hard and accurate. I was out by a lot.” 
Hernandez said he knew he hit the ball hard enough that Calhoun might have difficulty fielding it cleanly. 
“I knew he might misplay it, and in a way he did, but the ball got to him so quick, he had a chance to set his feet and make a strong throw,” said Hernandez. “As a defender, you’re expecting the guy to go. Your job is to make a good, low throw. It takes perfect throws for our guys to get thrown out. Sometimes you’ve got to tip your cap to the opposition.”
Photo above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2019. Go here to check out more pics from yesterday's game. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1931 Brooklyn Robins (Dodgers) outfielder Babe Herman hit for the cycle against the the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1939 the Brooklyn Dodgers selected Dixie Walker off waivers from the Detroit Tigers. He would go on to play nine season in Brooklyn -- slashing .311/.386/.441/.827 for the Dodgers. In 1967 Dodgers President Branch Rickey is posthumously inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame. In 1993 Mets outfielder Vince Coleman tossed a M-80 firecracker from his car as he was leaving the Dodger Stadium parking area. It is reported that three people are injured; including an 11-year old boy and a two-year old girl. Coleman eventually pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of unlawful possession of an explosive device and is sentenced to 200 hours of community service. The incident, along with many others, leads the Mets to announced a month later that he would never play for the team again. 
  • Happy BirthdayTommy McCarthyJoe WallJoe SchultzPreston WardNorihiro Nakamura & Scott Van Slyke!