Wednesday, September 04, 2019

2019 Topps 150 Years of Baseball - #75 - Roy Campanella Artist Rendition

The eighth Dodger card found in the 2019 Topps "150 Years of Baseball" set is now available for online ordering. It is of catching great Roy Campanella and it's an Artist Rendition card originally drawn by noted sports artist Graig KreindlerGo here to check it out and order. Below is a listing of all previously issued 2019 Topps 150 Years of Baseball Dodger cards:
  • #2 -- Sandy Koufax -- Perfect Game -- 2415 Print Run (link here)
  • #17 -- Jackie Robinson -- Breaking Color Barrier -- 1,231 Print Run (link here)
  • #42 -- Mike Piazza -- 1993 Rookie Campaign -- 817 Print Run (link here)
  • #45 -- Duke Snider -- Artist Rendition -- 992 Print Run (link here)
  • #55 -- Eric Gagne -- 84 Consecutive Saves -- 725 Print Run (link here)
  • #66 -- Jackie Robinson -- Artist Rendition -- 1,333 Print Run (link here)
  • #71 -- Sandy Koufax -- 1965 World Series -- 855 Print Run (link here)

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Blog Kiosk: 9/4/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Never count out the old guys.

The story of the season has been the rise of the kids. From Buehler to Bellinger, it is the youngsters who have driven the Dodger bus all season. That said, we've got some wily veterans who don't want you to forget that they've got some heroics left in them too. Last night it was the geezers -- Russell Martin and David Freese -- who got it done. Per Cary Osborne at Dodger Insider:
“I think we’re going to go to Denny’s after this and get on the 55 and older menu, order some Grand Slams,” Turner joked. “No, but it was a good night. Big swing by Russell, two strikes and gives us a lead. And before we even get done giving him high-fives, Freezer gives us a little cushion.”
The Dodgers defeated the Rockies, 5-3, last night. The photo above via Carrie Giordano/Los Angeles Dodgers 2019 at Dodger Insider. Go here to check out more pics from yesterdays game. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1924 the Brooklyn Robins/Dodgers won both ends of a doubleheader against the Boston Braves -- sweeping their fourth doubleheader in four consecutive days. From September 1st to 4th they beat the Phillies twice and the Braves six times. In 1966 the Dodgers become the first team to draw two million fans at home and on the road when they defeated the Reds at Crosley Fields in front of 18,670 patrons, 8-6. In 1969 Willis Davis' Dodger hitting streak comes to an end at 31 consecutive games -- setting a franchise record. It came at the hands of the Padres in San Diego. Dodger Historian Mark Langill wrote a fantastic story about Willie Davis and this record here.
  • Happy BirthdayElmer HortonGeorge PfisterDoyle AlexanderMike Piazza Brian Myrow!

2019 Topps Now -- #787 -- Gavin Lux's Debut

“He earned his way here,” (Dave) Roberts said. “He knocked the door down.”
He sure did. Gavin Lux hit a combined .347 (159-for-458) with 26 homers and 76 RBI in 113 games between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City this year and was named the Pacific Coast League Player of the Month of July. Now, he is in Dodger Blue hoping to impress the fans and the team. If his Major League debut on Monday is any clue, I think he is well on his way to putting himself in the conversation for the playoff this season.