Thursday, December 24, 2009

Featured dud: 2009 Topps T-206 Jonny Gomes #16

For baseball fans who grew of age in the mid 1990s, Gomes reminds me of Dante Bichette - both seem like righty mashing meatheads who kind of take a pose once they know they've connected.

It remains to be seen if Gomes will ever be given a full-time job in the Major Leagues, but he packs a ton of power in his swing - kind of fun watching him sit on a pitch and crank the ball far and deep, even though I might see on a highlight or a clip online, as opposed to in-person or a game broadcast somewhere.

Gomes' 2009 Topps T-206 is a dud, because seriously do most baseball card collectors care - 'Jonny was a high school classmate of Pixie, the former Fear Factor winner and shop manager in the TV series LA Ink.'

I claim ignorance as to knowing who this Pixie is - maybe if she was an politician, actress, model, athlete, maybe I would care about the little factoid on the back of Gomes' trading card.

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