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Sam Thompson Has a Sad Face

Featured Card: 2012 Panini Cooperstown #129, Sam Thompson

2012 Cooperstown Thompson2012 Cooperstown Thompson Back

Take a good look at the back of the card: “1895, a season that included 61 [RBI] in August, a single-month record which still stands.” As the ghost of Sam Thompson watched last night’s game and saw the Phillies squander a great 10th-inning scoring opportunity with runners on second and third and no outs, he wept in shame.

That is, he would have if 19th-century players cried. All he could really do was show his sad face, which his mustache partially hid.