Tuesday, September 10, 2019

2019 Topps 150 Years of Baseball -- #84 -- Cody Bellinger's Rookie Year

I didn't expect Topps to make this card. Featured here is the ninth Dodger to be included into Topps online exclusive set, 150 Years of Baseball. It highlights Cody Bellinger's fantastic rookie campaign in 2017 -- winning the Rookie of the Year Award. Go here to check it out and order. Below is what's written on the reverse:
Cody Bellinger put together a rookie season for the ages, setting MLB rookie home run record with 39 home runs. The slugging first baseman finished the season with an impressive .352 OBP and 97 RBI while chipping in a solid 10 stolen bases.
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)
  • #75 - - Roy Campanella -- Artist Rendition -- TBA Print Run (link here)

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Blog Kiosk: 9/10/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends - It's Clinch Day!

I missed another Dodgers' 2019 Topps Now card. It was issued over the weekend to celebrate AJ Pollock's three-homer game on Friday night against the Giants. It has a print run of 181 cards. Below is what's written on the reverse:
AJ Pollock impressively hit three solo homeruns against the Giants, one of which traveled at least 420 feet. This was the second three homerun game by a Dodger's player this season but unfortunately this feat was not enough to pull through a win, the Giants won 5-4.
BTW, the Dodgers Magic Number now sits at one! Today could be the day they win the National League West Division. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1992 a report came out about a "security check" that revealed serious issues with two members of a buying group interested in purchasing the Giants and moving them to Florida. One of the investors mentioned was Vince Piazza -- father of recently called-up catcher Mike Piazza of the Dodgers. The deal falls apart, and MLB settles with the group for $6MM (which includes a letter of apology to Vince Piazza). In 1996 outfielder Brett Butler breaks his hand on a bunt attempt when he is hit by a pitch. The 39-year-old Butler, who battled back from cancer surgery, is out for the year after playing five games. In 2016 Rich Hill threw seven perfect innings against the Marlins, but is pulled by Dave Roberts because of concern over a previous blister problem (boxscore). He had thrown 89 pitches at this point. The Dodgers won, 5-0, but the relief staff ended up yielding two hits to negate the perfect game and possible no-hitter.
  • Happy BirthdayHigh Pockets KellyTerry WellsDanys BaezChad Hermansen & Nick Green!