Friday, April 10, 2020

2020 Topps MLB Sticker Collection - All the Dodgers'

Released just last week, I now have pics of every Dodger available in packs of Topps 2020 MLB Sticker Collection. Go here for a complete checklist. To the right is a look at a box -- featuring Cody Bellinger, along with several other notable stars.

There are actually two "base" sets to collect here. First you've got the sticker set of 237 -- eight of which are Dodgers'. All of these can be peeled from their cardboard backing and put into a sticker album. The second "base" set focus on the backs -- which hold onto the stickers. There are a total of 200 different backs available and 11 Dodgers can be found here.

Check out all of the Dodgers below.

BTW, Mookie Betts in a Dodger uniform is available as part of the "back" set. Also, for whatever reason, Kenley Jansen has two "back" cards. Unfortunately, David Price does not have a Dodger card available.

Sticker Base

#13 Cody Bellinger FF         #132 Hyun Jin Ryu LL

Blog Kiosk: 4/10/2020 - Dodgers Links & News - Some Odds and Ends

I think Pee Wee missed his calling. He should've hit the gridiron instead. Per the auction description at Love of the Game Auctions. (Auction Link)
Photo of Reese in the Dodger dugout, wearing a football helmet and posing to throw a football ostensibly owned by 1943 Heisman winner Angelo Bertelli.  Bertelli and Reese were stationed together in the Pacific Theater during World War II.  The photo, in FAIR condition due to several pronounced creases and some water staining, was likely taken in 1948, when news accounts indicate the Dodgers resurrected the white satin home uniforms worn by Reese in the photo.
Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1947 the Dodgers officially announced, during the sixth inning of an exhibition against the Royals, that they had purchased the contract of Montreal Royals infielder Jackie Robinson. He would be the first African-American to be on the roster of a modern Major League club. In 1962 the Dodgers played their very first home game at newly built Dodger Stadium in Chavez Ravine. There were 52,564 fans on-hand to watch Johnny Podres throw the first pitch to infielder Eddie Kasko -- who promptly doubled in the at-bat. Duke Snider would record the first Dodger hit with a single in the second inning.  Unfortunately, the Dodgers would lose the game to the Reds, 6-3. Reds outfielder Wally Post hit the first homer at the stadium during the seventh inning to lead Cincinnati.
  • Happy BirthdayBob McGrawChuck ConnorsLee LacyMike DevereauxAlberto ReyesAndre Ethier & Charlie Culberson!