Sunday, January 27, 2008
#70 Roger Clemens
Why this card is awesome: Because it's the second-best card in this set. It's just an awesome photo of Clemens from head to toe, beautifully cropped with a great background. I'm not sure if the photo was taken at Fenway, but that green certainly feels like Fenway and he's wearing home whites. Simply fantastic and the way all cards should be. My only beef is that Topps gave him just number 70...I mean the guy was coming off back-to-back Cy Young awards and was 2 years removed from winning an MVP. Would a number like 100 or 250 be too much to ask?
Cool stat: Clemens has so many great statistical achievements. Here's one I borrowed from an old post I made at the SOTD blog: Clemens has the highest post-season game score of all time, with the Yankees in 2000 against Seattle. And you know how he loves pitching against Seattle. For more Clemens content, just search on his name on that SOTD page and you'll find all sorts of stuff.