Saturday, February 4, 2017

Jim Thome card #161 1999 UD Choice Starquest Blue #SQ20

  • Figured that I would start 1999 off with the bargain brand of sets, UD Choice.   I always liked the Starquest cards from this set.   I still need the red and gold for Thome.
  • Bio on the back:  "Thome made the All-Star Team for the second straight year in '98 and belted 30 homers for the third time in a row."   Short and sweet, two lines.   I like it.
  • Career home run #161 was hit 7/23/98, and was the 28th homer of the season for Jim.  It was a solo shot, hit off of the Tigers Frank Castillo.  It tied the game at 1, but the Tigers went on to win 3-2 thanks to a RBI single by Bobby Higginson in the top of the 6th.
- Robert

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