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!