Friday, August 16, 2013

#202 - Gorman Thomas

What a card: This is Gorman Thomas' first Topps base card as a Seattle Mariner. He appears with Seattle in the 1984 Topps Traded set, too.

My observation on the front: It's very odd to see Thomas in anything other than a Brewers uniform, although the Mariners isn't as jarring as his stint with the Indians, just because I've confused the Brewers and Mariners a time or 12.

More opinion from me: Thomas played in just 35 games in 1984 after injuring his shoulder in spring training. I'm surprised he even received a card.

Something you might know: Thomas was an insanely popular member of Milwaukee who led the American League in home runs in 1979 with 45 and 1982 with 39. He struck out a lot, and often slammed his bat and helmet down after doing so.

Something you might not know: Thomas knocked himself out four times crashing into walls during the 1979 season.

My observation on the back: Topps left out "motorcycle riding, heavy metal music, brawling, smoking and general badass dudery."

The blog wants to speak now: The Music tab is updated. Sorry, Stormin' Gorman fans, Duran Duran is still No. 1.

1 comment:

MoltenLava said...

What a great run of characters these last few cards. Stormin' Gorman was awesome. Those stats are outrageous....all those seasons under the Mendoza line, combined with that insane power.