In 93 games last year with the Twins and Indians, Thome hit .256 with 15 home runs and 50 RBIs. His 604 career home runs currently has him in eighth place on the all-time list and he needs just six more to pass Sammy Sosa and move into seventh place.
Thome becomes the first card in the hot-off-the-presses 2012 Chachi Transactions insert set and he becomes the first name added to the New Additions list below. I'll attempt to track the Phillies comings and goings in the Transactions set, using the minimal by-line featured in the 1979 O-Pee-Chee set. (See here for reference.)