Clement was traded to the Pirates last summer and has struggled so far this year playing 1st base for them after moving from catcher. At the time Night Owl pulled/was cursed with this card, Clement was batting .189. Well, he's worked hard and has that average up to .199 currently! In return, I sent Night Owl and fairly unique Dodgers jersey card.
2010 Topps Allen & Ginter #AGA-JCL Jeff Clement Autograph
As usual N.O. sent me a bunch of other great cards and so I feel like a heel as I didn't make a deep dive into my Dodgers when I sent my half of the trade. They begin with a few cards off my Diamond Kings needs list.
I really think it's hard to argue that during the "Golden Age of the DK" [the years 1982-1992] there was a better set than 1992's. I'm sure a lot has to do with the gold foil stamping but another part is that the pop art backgrounds weren't used in that set.
1992 Donruss #12 John Kruk Diamond Kings
1982 Donruss #15 George Brett Diamond Kings
1988 Donruss #4 Alan Trammell Diamond Kings
This card gets me thinking...exactly how good does a pitcher have to be to justify a $18.5 million dollar salary?
2009 Topps #112 Barry Zito XFractor
N.O. also sent along six of my 2020 insert needs, three of which that are Dodgers. Man I hope those were doubles because I would feel bad if they weren't.
2010 Topps 2020 #T3 Andre Ethier
2010 Topps 2020 #T20 Matt Kemp
2010 Topps 2020 #T13 Andrew McCutchen
2010 Topps 2020 #T18 Clayton Kershaw
2010 Topps 2020 #T14 Ubaldo Jimenez
2010 Topps 2020 #T9 Madison Bumgarner
Thanks Night Owl!