Memorable card – 1998 Fleer Tradition Zone Roger Clemens

Here is the card.

I pulled this card from a 1998 Fleer Tradition pack back in 1998. The insertion rate on the Zone inserts was 1:288. I had just started opening packs for the first time since 1983, and pulling this insert was pretty exciting at the time. Inserts were unknown when I collected as a kid.

The card itself is very timely. After a 10-13 season with the Red Sox, Clemens was exiled to Toronto and went 21-7 for the Blue Jays in 1997. His 292 strikeouts was the highest season total he had in his entire career. Roger then went 21-10 in 1998 before jumping to the Yankees to the Yankees in 1999. Was Clemens remarkable turnout in Toronto because of PEDs. A jury will decide that now.

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