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1987 Topps Jim Thome

Gentleman Jim was a popular player while playing with the White Sox. His two previous stops were Cleveland and Philadelphia where he hit many home runs. As a member of the White Sox he hit #500 to win a late season game in 2007. He played two more years on the South Side before signing with the Twins last season.

Jim needs just 11 home runs to reach 600 for his career. When I was a kid 500 dingers was more than enough to get you into the Hall of Fame. With the inflated numbers the past few years I think that some players who hit over 600 may be left out. Jim should not be, and should be a Hall of Famer soon after he is eligible.

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