41 wins in 2 seasons. 563 strikeouts in 498.2 innings pitched. Both seasons he had a WHIP below 1.100. Two Cy Youngs, two all-star games. A combined ERA of 2.33. This guy had a lot of fans in Toronto, myself included. It was tough to hear that he wanted out of Toronto after the '98 season, but with his desire to win a championship and the Jays looking more towards their younger core of players (including Roy Halladay), I can see why Roger wanted to be traded to a contender.
Even though he was with the Jays for just two seasons, they happened to be in the card crazy 90's, so there's a lot of cardboard to choose from.
Top row: Topps
I've always been a fan of the Topps Gallery sets, and putting that card in between two gold bordered cards was a no-brainer.
Middle row: Seeing red
Funny how the platinum red card on the left scanned out pink!! The Skybox Name Plates insert is the only horizontal card on the page, so I thought putting it in the center made sense. I always liked the Starquest Red & Green parallels, so this card made putting this row together even easier.
Bottom row: Pinnacle
Pinnacle was the definition of the card crazed 90's, remember Pinnacle Inside? Cards in a can!! I'd sooner have SPAM.
The final result....
Not too bad, but I think I can do better. I need two more cards for another Clemens page, but I'll worry about that down the road. I'm at 103 cards out of the box now and into pages. Problem is, I just about 150 in there yesterday, so I'm falling behind again.
I've been trying to get pages together of some of the other players from the 90's-00's era, but I keep coming up short. I'm going to have to dig harder to find 9 cards of players like Reed Johnson and Darrin Fletcher to show off.
thanks for reading, Robert