Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Jim Thome card #82 1996 Finest #47

  • I remember trying to protect the coating off of a Finest card one day.  Wound up actually tearing the card in two.  Haven't tried it since.
  • Career home run #82 for Jim was his first career grand slam, hit off of Detroit's Gregg Olson.  It was Jim's 2nd homer of the game and his 5 RBI's led Cleveland to a 11-3 win on 8/18/96.
  • It is remarkable that the Gold Finest cards have held their value over 20 years.  Ripken ($40), McGwire and Bonds ($30) and Griffey ($25) all have remained solid over time.  I don't remember what I paid for the Thome, but it lists for $1.25.
- Robert

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