Category Archives: Jim Palmer Collection

SIGNING RESULTS: Hall Of Famer & Orioles Legend, Mr. Jim Palmer

SIGNING RESULTS: Hall Of Famer & Orioles Legend, Mr. Jim Palmer

This one has been in the works for 6+ months as the original signing was supposed to take place during Spring Training.  But, due to schedule conflicts and busy schedules, it did not take place until late August.

Thankfully, I am a patient man who has a lot of respect and trust in the organizer of this signing.

So, now more than six months later, I can finally show off my newest addition to my Jim Palmer memorabilia collection – Signed baseball number 4.

Have a look:

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As you can see this is the Rawlings Black baseball, with Gold stitching.  I opted for a Gold paint pen, knowing how nice it looks when complete.  This is my third ‘Black Ball’ in my collection, and each one looks nice and clean!

Jim Palmer is such a highly decorated pitcher that I could probably go after a few more signed baseballs to help me commemorate his playing days.  And if the chance comes up for me to get a few more again, I will do just that.

Thank you Mr. Palmer, this one is a beauty!!

Jim Palmer 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter – Mini A&G Back

Jim Palmer 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter – Mini A&G Back

I hate to do this to you, so I will go through it as quickly as I can.

I was able to grab Palmer’s ‘Mini A&G Back’ card from this year’s Allen & Ginter release last week on Ebay for just $1.00.  It was nice to add another one to my collection, but as you know I am not a huge fan of the style A&G offered this year.

So, now it is time to unveil.

Here is the card front:

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And now, the back:

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And now, we move one.

You coming with?

1980 HEADLINE: Jim Palmer Captures 2,000th Strikeout Of Career

1980 HEADLINE: Jim Palmer Captures 2,000th Strikeout Of Career

On this day in 1980, Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jim Palmer collected the 2,000th strikeout of his major league career.

At home and facing the new York Yankees, Palmer entered the game with 1,998 career strikeouts.

The victim?

Reggie Jackson!  Yep, the Hall of Famer!

In the top of the 6th inning, Jackson became Palmer’s career 2,000 strikeout.  Palmer would end up having just 2 K’s in the contest, but was able to capture his 13th victory in the 6-5 win.

Happy Anniversary Mr. Palmer!!!

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Jim Palmer 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter – Base

Jim Palmer 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter – Base

Jim Palmer has not been inserted into too many Topps products this year, so while I am not loving his card from the 2014 A&G set, I will use the opportunity it offers to bulk up my collection of #22.

And the best way for me start that process is to nail the base card.

Which I have done.

And I have scanned it.

And I will now unveil it.

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It’s neat to see the ‘Sweat’ shirt that is under Palmer’s Orioles uniform.  These were used t get a guy warm quickly and then help them shed water weight.  You don’t really see these in use any longer – especially ones with a butterfly-collar like Palmer is rocking here.

:)

1969 HEADLINE: Jim Palmer Hurls No-Hitter!!!

1969 HEADLINE: Jim Palmer Hurls No-Hitter!!!

On this day in 1969, Jim Palmer and his Baltimore Orioles teammates were at home to face the Oakland Athletics.  2 of the better teams in the American League, both rosters were full of All-stars and future Hall of Famers.

But on this day, it was Palmer’s star that shined the brightest!!

Palmer threw a complete game against the O’s, allowing no hits in the process.  Taking his amazing record to 11-2 on the year, Palmer gave up 0 runs while striking out 8 and walking 6.

The Orioles won the game 8-0, with help from the offense of Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, and Don Bufurd.  And Palmer, a talented athlete himself, helped his cause at the plate too – he went 2-for-3 on the day while also scoring a run and driving in another!

Happy Anniversary Mr. Palmer!!!

Reader Patrick From ‘Hot Corner Cards’ Sends Over Some Sweet Jim Palmer Archives!!

Reader Patrick From ‘Hot Corner Cards’ Sends Over Some Sweet Jim Palmer Archives!!

Patrick of ‘Hot Corner Cards‘ did it again!  Another sweet package full of cards suited for a collector like me.

This time around, he sent me two cards, both of which feature Hall of Famer, Jim Palmer.  And both are from the 2014 Topps Archives baseball set.

In the lot, I received Palmer’s base cards and is Gold border card.  The Gold border card is serial numbered to 199 copies.  Mine is #159/199.

Check them out:

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I am now officially 2/3 of the way done with the Jim Palmer 2014 Topps Archives ‘Rainbow’.    All I need to do is secure the ‘Silver’ card and I am all set.

Patrick, Thanks again!  That was very generous.

Baseball Card Show Purchase #6 – 2001 Topps Progression W/Jim Palmer

Baseball Card Show Purchase #6 – 2001 Topps Progression W/Jim Palmer

I have two other versions of this baseball card in my collection – one stars Joe Morgan and the other stars Johnny Bench.

But, I never knew that Jim Palmer was included on one of them as well.

So, when I saw this card, I had to grab it and add it to my stack.

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The card features three players, each from the next era in baseball.  The theme and thought is to present the card as a progression of pitchers in the sport.

Of the three, there is no doubt who the star is from this group – gotta be #22.

A great, and very unexpected, addition to my Jim Palmer PC.  YES!!