Saturday, June 1, 2013

#181 - Roger Clemens

What a card: Roger Clemens' rookie card needs no introduction. Aside from maybe one other card, it is the most coveted card in the set ... as much as a 1985 Topps card can be coveted.

My observation on the front: The card is off-center two different ways -- side-to-side and top-to-bottom.

More opinion from me: The off-centeredness used to drive me bonkers. Out of all of the cards in the set, this is the one that had to come out of my complete factory set the most off-center? But I've gotten over it. Now it's almost a point of pride with me.

Something you might know: Goodness, there's a lot you might know about Clemens. Let's go with the fact that he's third all-time in career strikeouts with 4,672.

Something you might not know: What was going through his head when he threw that piece of broken bat in Mike Piazza's direction during the 2000 World Series. At least speaking for myself, I don't think I'll ever be able to figure that one out.

My observation on the back: I like the choice of the word "refused" in the write-up. Given Clemens' surly reputation, it sounds appropriate.

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1 comment:

Brian said...

I don't know if I've ever seen a card cut so off center that you can see part of the card next to it. See far right upper corner on the back. You have a real rarity there.