Wednesday, November 18, 2015
#475 - Andre Thornton
What a card: Andre Thornton was coming off what would be his last great season. He tied his career high for home runs by hitting 33 in 1984 and was named to the All-Star team.
My observation on the front: Man, glasses were huge in the '80s. Thornton suddenly started wearing those large frames in the early '80s.
More opinion from me: Thornton was a big bopper but you never hear about him anymore outside of Cleveland. It's a shame.
Something you might know: Thornton came back from adversity several times to be a consistent power threat in the Indians' lineup. He knocked in over 100 runs twice and hit more than 30 homers three times.
Something you might not know: Thornton once owned a chain of Applebee's restaurants.
My observation on the back: Thornton's book was "Triumph Born of Tragedy," a story of his religious faith that came about after a 1977 accident on the Pennsylvania turnpike that killed his wife and young daughter.
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