To a kid collecting baseball cards in 1987, there was little doubt that Roger Clemens would eventually be elected into the Hall of Fame. As the first card in the '87 set for setting a strikeout record for 20 K's over 9 innings and coming off of his first World Series, what young baseball fan hadn't heard of Clemens?
Roger Clemens also had his first All-Star card in 1987, having made the '86 All-Star team.
1987 Topps. This was his regular issue card.
1986 Topps. The '86 World Series featured Red Sox vs. Mets.