If you’ve followed this blog you know how much I’ve enjoyed the “Legends of Dodgertown” series. As a lifelong Dodger fan as well as an efdot superfan, this is a set of cards I worked on with all my heart and soul. Though there is no shortage of great Dodger moments and memories that didn’t make it onto cardboard, I have settled on a final checklist of 18 cards.
At present, nine of these 1/1 cards have already been claimed, four are currently available, and five are now ready for pre-order.
- 1985 – “En Fuego” featuring Pedro Guerrero’s record setting month of June and torrid summer that carried the Dodgers into the playoffs
- 1988 – “Zeroes” featuring Orel Hershiser and the single greatest stretch of pitching in baseball history
- 2020 – “Hardware” featuring Corey Seager, whose hot bat carried the Dodgers through the 2020 NLCS and World Series
- 2020 – “El Ponche” featuring Julio Urias, who retired all seven batters he faced to deliver the World Series title
Pricing for each of the above cards is $140 donation to Stoked to support youth mentoring programs.
- 1962 – “The Catalyst” featuring the record-breaking MVP season of Maury Wills – Pre-order for $125 donation to Stoked.
- 1974 – “Write-In” featuring the first of Steve Garvey’s eight straight All-Star Games as a Dodger – Pre-order for $125 donation to Stoked.
- 1977 – “High Five” featuring Glenn Burke and Dusty Baker while also marking the Dodgers record-setting 4 x 30 HR season. Artwork by Cynthia Garcia. Special edition using short-printed Dodger Stadium rainbow foil card. – Pricing TBD.
- 1979 – “Super Sub” featuring Manny Mota and his pursuit of the all-time record for pinch-hits – Pre-order for $125 donation to Stoked.
- 2020 – “Nice Swing” featuring Joe Kelly and his extremely satisfying strikeout of Carlos Correa. Artwork by Mike Noren of Gummy Arts fame. – Pricing TBD.
Thank you to all who made donations or helped spread the word, and a special thanks to fellow artists efdot, Justin Cousson, Cynthia Garcia, Charles LaBonge, and Mike Noren. I am extremely pleased with how these cards turned out, and I hope they remain special cards in the collections of Dodger fans for years to come.