Wednesday, May 6, 2009

WSC Birth Years: Jim Thome

Card #7 - Jim Thome

Born: August 27, 1970

Jim's career is winding down, but he isn't going to walk away quietly. Although he is the oldest member of the White Sox 25 man roster currently, Thome remains one of the most dangerous. His knowledge and experience make him the perfect candidate to have at the plate in a key situation.

Even when the opposing team applies the "Shift", Thome can find a way to overcome that obstacle. When Jim is healthy, he is the deadliest weapon the White Sox have at the plate. According to Thome, he still has a few good productive years left in him. That should be enough to put the fright into some opposing pitchers and to take a shot at the 600 home run club. As of this writing, he is only 55 home runs away from that exclusive mark.

6 comments:

Jim said...

This is great series and I'm glad to see a Jim Thome card. (I have to ask - what font did you use for the 1970 Topps script? I've tried making a few 1970 Topps cards and the font never looks right.)

BASEBALL DAD said...

I really miss Jim here in Cleveland.I have nearly 1000 Thome Indian cards but I don't pursue his newer ones.

White Sox Cards said...

The font for the player name is called Koffee.

scott said...

He should be a sure-fire first ballot Hall of Famer.

--David said...

That is a SWEET card. :-) Good job!

White Sox Cards said...

Nearly 1,000 Thome Indian cards! Wow!

I sure hope he gets into the Hall of Fame. He does deserve it. I'm sure that will be with the Indians and rightfully so.

Thanks, David! Comments like that make the effort worthwhile. :)

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