i mentioned in an earlier post that i had decided to pick up some of the topps now cards from the wbc semi-finals and finals because those three games were being played in dodger stadium. i wound up with nine cards - three from each game - that show the stadium in the background. some are better than others, and this javier baez card would be better if the short fence in the background were still the old configuration rather than the new solid block
the last card from the first semi-final game is this team puerto rico celebration card
the second semi-final game had the usa come out on top, and i picked up the tanner roark card
here are the three cards from the final game - first up is ian kinsler
here's the tournament mvp, marcus stroman, holding up his award
lastly, here's the team usa champions card
last night, vin scully was added to the ring, and i thought his 'plaque' would go right about in the spot that giancarlo stanton is pointing to with his right hand. instead, the dodgers shifted all of the numbers to make room for vin at the end of the facade.
note: i am writing this just after the ceremony concluded, and i am hoping that there is a topps now card issued tomorrow. i would really like to have a card that shows vin's plaque in the background.