Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Weekend Autograph Opportunity: Dave Roberts, Rick Monday and Al Ferrara

Here are this weekends autograph opportunities and events throughout the Southland. As always, be sure to check the Blue Heaven Calendar for other events (a link can always be found on the tab at the top of this page, just left of center), and always confirm with the establishment. Everything is subject to change.  Please email me with any tips about upcoming events in Southern California.  As the rest of the week progresses I'll update this post with other events (if there are any), as I become aware of them.  Also, I don't always list every event below, so be sure to check my Calendar.  I always try to favor free signing events over paying events.  Click on any pic to embiggen.

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2019 National Sports Collectors Convention Promos & Redemptions - The Dodger Cards

Now that the National Sports Collectors Convention (NSCC) has concluded I figured it would be a good time to share pics of the handful of Dodgers' promo and redemption cards made available to collectors.

As you know, all the manufacturers provide 'wrapper redemption' packs to collectors who buy their products at the show. Unfortunately, only two of them issued cards that include a Dodger player -- Topps and Panini America. Below is a look at most of those cards -- not including any of the autographs (none of which have turn up yet). Furthermore, Panini America has not provided a complete checklist of both their silver and gold packs, so there may be other cards available that I am not aware of. Should anything new pop up I will be sure to update this post. In the meantime, check out the known cards below.

BTW, no Dodger players were given out as part of the NSCC VIP program. Attendees had an option of joining a VIP club that entitled members to exclusive VIP promotional cards and free autographs at the convention. Since the show was in Chicago a majority of these VIP promos were of Chicago-based athletes.

The first set I'll share is from Topps 'wrapper redemption' set. Go here for a complete checklist. Only sandy Koufax is available.

2019 Topps Bowman Chrome NSCC Wrapper Redemption

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Blog Kiosk: 8/7/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends


It was LA Kings Night at Dodger Stadium yesterday, so I thought I'd put up this pic of Tommy Lasorda with Kings winger Tyler Toffoli.

BTW, the Dodgers defeated the Cardinals last night (3-1), so maybe this is an omen for the upcoming Kings season -- or, maybe not.

Photo above via the LA Kings on twitter. Go here to check out a bunch of pics from last nights game. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1915 rookie Dodger pitcher Ed Appleton committed a grievous error due to a bit of trickery by Cardinals player/manager Miller Huggins. In the seventh inning of a tied game Huggins, while coaching at third base, called for the ball from Appleton -- 'Let me see that ball'. Appleton obliged and tossed the ball, only to see Huggins step aside to allow the ball to roll on the field. A Cardinal runner then scored a go-ahead run. The Dodgers protested, but time out hadn't been called, so the run counted. In 2003 Eric Gagne tied the single season record for consecutive saves to start the season at 38. It also marked the 46th consecutive regular-season save overall.
  • Happy BirthdayAdonis TerryTom DrakeRocky BridgesJos√© Dom√≠nguezJose De Leon!