Player Spotlight: Frank Thomas

Frank Thomas has been my favorite player from day 1 as a Sox fan. I’m basically a Sox fan because of Frank. I didn’t really have a favorite team when I started getting autographs at Angels games as a 12 year old in 1991. Then I graphed a Sox series and met the Big Hurt. He was such a physically imposing presence, but also a really nice guy. He signed every day, and I was hooked.

Back then I was only getting cards signed, and an occasional Beckett magazine. I eventually splurged and bought a baseball for Frank to sign. I’ve come a long way since then. I’m sure there are better Frank Thomas collections out there, but I’m pretty proud of mine. Here are my collection totals as they stand today:

Cards – 53
8x10s – 5
Magazines – 7
Baseballs – 7
Large Photos – 11
Bats – 3
Jerseys – 3
Posters – 2
Helmets – 1
Mini Helmets – 1
Total – 93

Without further ado… my Frank Thomas collection!