30 Day Baseball Card Challenge

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Captivated by The Claw

As a San Diego Padres fan... it's hard for me to admit this... but tonight I'll be pulling for the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Chicago Cubs.  It's not the first time I've wanted the Dodgers to win.  Whenever Hideo Nomo took the mound back in the mid 90's, I was rooting for him.  Unless of course he was playing my beloved Padres.

And for the last few years, I've been captivated by Clayton Kershaw.  The guy is a marvel on the mound and a once in a generation kind of player.  And although I'm hoping Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros can somehow get past the New York Yankees and win the World Series, I'd almost be as happy to finally see Kershaw get past his postseason struggles and prove his "haters" wrong.

This morning I went to my mailbox, retrieved a padded envelope sent to me from J. Meeks of My Cardboard Habit and found this:

2017 Heritage High #'s Clubhouse Collection Relic #CCR-CK

He pulled this card from his box of Heritage High #'s and I jokingly offered to take it off his hands.  Exactly one month later, it's been officially adopted into my Clayton Kershaw PC.

This card completes my Clayton Kershaw Sports Card Trifecta.  Hopefully the completion of this project is a sign... and tonight he and will get one step closer to completing the ultimate goal for this season: winning the 2017 World Series.

I officially started building my Kershaw trifecta when I purchased this card for $31.01 (+ $2.25 shipping) on eBay back in 2013:

 2009 Topps 206 Autograph #FMA22

I added a wannabe rookie card to my collection back in June when I grabbed this card at the flea market for $2:

2006 Bowman Heritage Prospects #BHP85

Together they officially team up and produce my 17th baseball card trifecta:

Thank you Judson!  Go Dodgers!  And c'mon Claw!

Happy Saturday and sayonara!


  1. Would love to see Kershaw have a solid run in the playoffs for once. I don't have a dog in the fight...so it's more about certain players now.

  2. I'm jealous of 2 of your 3 in your Kersh trifecta (I have the Bowman card).

    He looked only semi-marvelous tonight, but the good thing about the Dodgers this year is they don't have to put all their eggs in Kershaw's basket.

  3. Love the Auto-pulled that myself out of a rack pack box picked up at Serramonte-sweet.

  4. bamlinden - he got off to a rocky start against arizona, but he's looked okay since. just wish he'd stop giving up the occasional long ball

    hackenbush - it's okay... let me have it.

    night owl - i'm jealous of your topps update rookie cards. he looked amazing tonight. congratulations on getting back to the world series. i'll be pulling for them again if they meet up with the yankees.

    brady - nice. i'd love to pull a kershaw autograph one day. not likely to happen unless i win the lottery and miraculously pull one from a blaster.