Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Topps Living Set - #248 - Dodger Rookie Catcher Will Smith

I am going to look at his selection for this weeks Topps Living Set as a good omen. After all, tonight is the deciding Game 5 game between the Dodgers and Nationals in the NLDS, and Will Smith is slated to start his fourth game of the series today. As you know, he's struggled so far this Postseason (going 1-for-9 with four strikeouts), so a breakout tonight would be great. Go here to check it out and order. You can see a complete checklist of the set here. Below is what's written on the reverse:
Will Smith has given perennial-contender Los Angeles Dodgers an added dimension to their already stacked starting lineup. The rookie catcher slugged 15 home runs in his first taste of the Majors, giving the Dodgers a dangerous option from one of the most important positions on the field.
Below is a current Dodgers checklist of Topps Living Set cards with their corresponding print runs:
  • #17 - Chris Taylor (link here) 4,837 print run  
  • #42 - Jackie Robinson (link here)13,147 print run 
  • #53 - Walker Buehler (link here) 7,305 print run 
  • #66 - Yasiel Puig (link here) 4,886 print run 
  • #73 - Cody Bellinger (link here) 5,273 print run 
  • #88 - Manny Machado (link here) 4,802 print run
  • #95 - Clayton Kershaw (link here) 5,872 print run 
  • #104 - Alex Verdugo (link here) 3,911 print run
  • #162 - Enrique "Kiké" Hernández (link here) 2959 print run
  • #190 - Justin Turner (link here) 2,762 print run
  • #205 - Hyun-Jin Ryu (link here) 2,628 print run

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2019 Topps Clearly Authentic -- All the Dodger Cards

Topps 2019 Clearly Authentic brand is hitting stores today. This is a set that features all acetate/plastic cards that are both transparent and includes an on-card autograph. On top of that, every card available has been encapsulated in its own hard-plastic case. A box of one card will cost you about $50. Go here for a complete checklist.

Only four different Dodger players are available - Max Muncy, Clayton Kershaw, Sandy Koufax and Don Sutton. The Kershaw and Koufax cards that use the well-loved 1952 Topps Baseball card design are fantastic. See them both below.

Clearly Authentic Autographs

#CAA-MM Max Muncy