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.