Tuesday, April 4, 2017

#646 - Scot Thompson

What a card: Scot Thompson was entering his final major league season when this card was issued. He'd spent part of it with the Giants and the rest with the Expos after a deadline deal in August.

My observation on the front: That's a rather well-groomed fu manchu.

More opinion from me: If you want to be disturbed by people's hair choices, do an image search for "fu manchu".

Something you might know: Thompson was drafted in the first round by the Cubs in 1974 even though his high school, Knoch High School in Pennsylvania, didn't have a baseball team at the time.

Something you might not know: Thompson's father, Bill, played professional baseball in the 1950s in the Reds and Braves organizations, according to his son. But I can't find a reference to a Bill or William Thompson in minor league records (although I'd admit I'm a bit exhausted for research right now).

My observation on the back: My first thought when someone says cars is their hobby is "where do you put them?"

The blog wants to speak now: No it does not. Sorry, I'm beat.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think this might be Scot's dear old dad: William Thompson