Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Top "Nickname to AUTO Ratio" -Frank Thomas

Ratio Nickname/Autograph: 92/84
Nickname? Stamp! Autograph? St-Stamp! (signhere approved beer commercial reference)
Thomas has an extremely consistent auto with great pseudo-symmetry and an added "35" jersey # for your enjoyment.
Although the "big hurt" often referred to his triceps muscle in the later years, Frank Thomas is part of an elite group of four players (including Mel Ott, Babe Ruth and Ted Williams) to have at least a .300 batting average, 500 home runs, 1,500 RBI, 1,000 runs and 1,500 walks in a career.
This set of stats is truly painful for opposing pitchers to think about.
He was one of the only "hyped" rookies to come up in my first go-round with the world of card collecting from 86-93 that actually had a very productive career (fruitful sounds too weak for this guy, I mean he used to swing a piece of rusty rebar in the on-deck circle).
Jeff Conine says what?

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