Sunday, April 28, 2013

Auction Winnings - Big Hurt

At some point, I will be able to move this baseball into my HOF collection, but as of right now, it will have to reside on a different shelf.  The ball is signed by Frank Thomas, future Hall of Famer and 2-time AL MVP.  I got the ball from Collect Auctions in an auction lot that actually contained 2 baseballs.

Thomas (b. 1968) played in the majors from 1990 to 2008 for the White Sox, A's and Blue Jays.  He had 2,468 career hits, 521 home runs and a .301 batting average.  Thomas was the 1993 and 1994 AL MVP.  His total of 521 home runs ties him for 18th all time with Willie McCovey and Ted Williams.

He was a member of the 2005 World Series champion White Sox, but an injury caused him to miss the playoffs.

Thomas will be eligible for the Hall of Fame for the first time this January and is likely to be elected on his first ballot.
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