So, I recently completed my Corey Alston collection, which for a while I figured would be my first complete master set, depending on John Clifford. See, Alston has 14 cards to his name, which were all fairly findable. Clifford only has three, which would seemingly be easier to complete (since I already had one in hand), but is also trickier since they're all minor league cards only available on the Beckett Marketplace, where I rarely shop.
I typically ask for those Marketplace cards at birthdays and Christmas, and I did so with Clifford's 1997 Salem Avalanches card on my birthday. I got some cool stuff, but not the Avalanches card, so I asked for it again this Christmas. And I got it - huzzah!
Funny thing is, my Dad actually bought it for me on my birthday - but then forgot about the package. He found it a month or two later, and was like okay...guess that's a Christmas gift now. So when I asked for it again, it was all too perfect. And now, after Christmas, Clifford's card is finally home!
Here's the back, which likely features the longest write-up on Clifford in cardboard form since the other card I have has less writing on it: