Sunday, April 26, 2020

#129 Keith Thomas




#129 Keith Thomas
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"His Walk About" - "Kite" appeared in 138 major league games over the course of two MLB seasons in 1952 and 1953.  He spent all of 1952 with the Philadelphia Athletics, and started the '52 season there before becoming a member of the Washington Senators.  He collected 52 hits and hit 7 home runs during his time in the bigs.


"That's Not a Knife" - It's a "Rule 5" draft pick.  Thomas signed with the Yankees after one season of college ball at Kansas State.  He then lingered in their farm system, before being used as a "Rule 5" pick by the Athletics.

"More of a love bite really..." - The corners, if you can call them that, have seen better days.  Even if they remained sharp, this isn't a card anyone is going to get too excited about, so what difference does it make?

"Down Under" - Thomas has no card in the 1952 set.  To my knowledge this is his only Topps card.  That keeps the '53 set's lead at 20-16-3.


"At the Oscars"
*1947 signed by the New York Yankees as a Free Agent
*1954 traded to the White Sox for Tom Wright








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