Monday, May 18, 2020

2020 Topps Total - Wave 2 - All the Dodgers'

The second wave of Topps Total cards have now arrived and I've got pics of all of them to share here. Check them all out below. Go here for a complete checklist.

Notably, a surprise Sandy Koufax card has arrived with this wave of cards. During the Wave 1 release Topps placed a special limited edition insert in packs that featured Ken Griffey Jr. This time around their special limited edition insert is of Sandy Koufax. From my understanding, only 100 of these cards are available.

Wave 2

#101 Gavin Lux

Blog Kiosk: 5/18/2020 - Dodgers Links & News - Some Odds and Ends

Here's an April 18, 1967 AP press photo featuring Sandy's return to Dodger Stadium -- after retiring from the game after last season (eBay auction link).
And on the Mound, Sandy Koufax -- Sandy Koufax, now a sports broadcaster for NBC, throws the opening "pitch" as the Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds opened the Los Angeles home season at Dodger Stadium tonight.
Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1929 the Brooklyn Dodgers out-slugged the Phillies, 20-16. Hilariously, Dodger hurler Ray Moss allowed ten earned runs and still recorded his first win of the season. In 1931 Dodger outfielder Babe Herman hits for the cycle against the Reds at Ebbets Field. Herman would hit his second cycle of the season on July 24th. In 1942 all night games in New York are banned for the duration of WWII. The city would not host a night game until 1946. In 1981 Fernando Valenzuela finally loses, 4-0 (boxscore). It was against the Phillies. Valenzuela now has an 8-1 record to start the season.
  • Happy BirthdayBob ClarkCy BargerDon Lund & Eric Young!