Friday, December 27, 2019

2019 Topps On-Demand Set #23 -- Rookie Review -- The Will Smith Card

The newest Topps On-Demand set has been delivered to collectors and it features the 50 top rookies/youngsters in the game today. It is called the "Rookie Review" set and the only Dodger available is phenom catcher Will Smith. Go here for a complete checklist. The total print run is 861 sets. There is both a Smith base card and autographed card available. See them both below.


#22 Will Smith

Blog Kiosk: 12/27/2019 - Dodgers Links & News - Some Odds and Ends

Campy and Yogi exchange notes in the March 30, 1956 Associates Press wirephoto shown above (eBay auction link). It says:
St. Petersburg, Fla., March 30th, Most Valuable Talk - The American League's Most Valuable Player Yankees' Yogi Berra, left, and the National League's most Most Valuable Player Brooklyn Dodgers' Roy Campanella meet before yesterday's game. Campanella has the injured finger showing out of his mitt. The injury has kept him out of some exhibition games.
Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1981 Fernando Valenzela is named the Southern California Athlete of the Year by the sports editors of the Southlands major newspapers. This caps off a fantastic season where he was an All-Star, wins the Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, Silver Slugger and a World Series ring for the Dodgers. He also won a Sporting News triple crown -- named the winner of the Major League Player of the Year, Pitcher of the Year and Rookie Pitcher of the Year Awards.
  • Happy Birthday, Ernie KruegerNorm LarkerGary WeissJim LeyritzJason RepkoDylan Floro!