Friday, January 19, 2018

I used to hate, but now I don't.

My favorite player as a kid was Ken Griffey Jr (he's still my favorite player of all-time) and as a kid I was a loyal reader of Beckett. Each month I would check the Hot List and it felt like every month it was either Griffey or Frank Thomas at the top. Because of that I came to despise Frank Thomas.

Over the past year or so I've been reading and watching Patrick of Patrick is a Frank Thomas supercollector, but he has a love and respect of all things baseball cards. If you aren't familiar with him already you should go check him out.

Being exposed to some great Frank Thomas cards through Radicards has softened my opinion of the Big Hurt and I've picked up several of his cards recently.

When it comes to relic cards, you see a lot of jersey and bat cards. You don't see many gloves, especially these days, so when I saw this 2001 Upper Deck Gold Glove Leather Bound insert for less than $10 bucks I grabbed it.

Frank Thomas was to Leaf, what Ken Griffey Jr. was to Upper Deck. So seeing this seeing this 1995 Leaf Frank Thomas was not surprising (I think I have a few of the base version), except I'd never seen this particular version before. Some it's hard to read, but on the left side it says "Frank Thomas Big Hurt Baseball So Real It Hurts". Looks like these were included inside the 1995 Acclaim Sega Genesis Frank Thomas Big Hurt Baseball game. I got this one for 50 cents.

I've always been fond of this particular insert from 2000 Fleer Gamers. I just like the design. I picked up this card for $1. 

I picked these three cards up at my LCS over the past couple of weeks.

1 comment:

  1. I was more of a Frank Thomas guy myself... but I love The Kid too. That Leather Bound card is awesome! I'm off to COMC to see if I can find one for my Big Hurt PC.