Thursday, December 18, 2014

Tis The Season To Get Zippy Zapped - Part 2

Aloha everybody,

Let's get back to the review of the wonderful Dodger Blue stocking stuffers that Zippy Zappy sent to me...

Leading off is the man who was traded to the Padres, then he wasn't so traded, then maybe he wasn't gonna be traded after all, and as I type this, it seems he's back to being traded (maybe)...

 Watch those hips, Matt!

I love me some Adrian Beltre cardboard, I mean sweet 90's see-through plastic from Tek. 

Extra bonus: The photo looks like Beltre just smashed one into the right field bullpen, but check out the bat. The knob shows number 5. This is possibly the only time that Jose Vizcaino's bat was ever involved in a ball hit out of the infield. 

ZZ also packed the Ghost of Christmas Past with some older Dodger cards..


 Singer and Havens aren't exactly legends of the game, but as previously mentioned, all these cards are new for me, so ZZ just got me closer to completing those year's Dodger team sets.

How about a visit from the Ghost of Christmas Future...

Here's a beautiful Dodger Blue-framed card of the guy who's now positioned to be the Dodgers' shiny new center fielder next year. 

Joc's bat tore up the farm leagues and he's proved himself well above that level. However, in a short stint with the big club in 2014, his bat was way quiet against big league pitchers. 

Hoping he's got that out of his system and we'll see him start bopping some homers out of Chavez Ravine next year.

Jonathan unfortunately hasn't done a whole lot in his career (yet), except for a lot of pitching for a lot of team's farm leagues. 

I suppose we might say his Dodger highlight was being included in the Carlos Santana trade that brought Casey Blake to the Dodgers. 

So Santa had a reindeer with a red nose. Big deal. The Dodgers have a pretty darn good bench player with an awesome red mane...

Last batter up (is actually a pitcher)!  The final card is that special exclusive bonus that is always included when you get Zippy Zapped...

 Yup. This Christmas package contained a Japanese stocking stuffer from Sega Card-Gen. We get a wonderful photo of southpaw Capuano getting ready to bring it. 

Oh yeah, and a cool note too. A classic close to ZZ's epic year-end package. 

THANKS again, Zippy Zappy for the sweet cards that are rocking around my Christmas tree tonight and will soon be settled into their spots in my binders. 

Aloha and Merry Christmas, ZZ - and to all a good night! 


  1. That bit about Jose Vizcaino was pretty interesting, I never would have guessed that Beltre was using someone else's bat.

    1. I always wonder about the story behind that situation.
      Why is one guy using another's bat?

  2. I love the Sega Card Gen cards Kenny slips in. Great stuff

    1. Those Sega Gens are sweet exclusives.
      It's one more great bonus from belonging to our corner of the blogosphere