Category Archives: Jim Palmer Collection

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!!

Jim Palmer 2014 Topps Archives – Base

Jim Palmer 2014 Topps Archives – Base

The 1973 baseball card design is one of my favorites from the decade, so I was very excited to see that this set design was going to be featured as a part of the 2014 Topps Archives release.

And while I have yet to rip open a pack, or sift through a tremendous amount of cards from the set, I am pretty pleased this far by the cards I have encountered that feature the ’73 design.

Like this card of Jim Palmer.

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I love it!

And you better believe that I am going to do some work to bring home both the Silver and Gold versions of this card too.

Wish me luck!

1973 HEADLINE: Jim Palmer Notches Career Strikeout 1,000

1973 HEADLINE: Jim Palmer Notches Career Strikeout 1,000

On this day in 1973 , the Baltimore Orioles traveled to Michigan to battle the Detroit Tigers in a double-header.

The Game 1 start for the Orioles went to Jim Palmer who was looking to make history with his start.  He entered the game with 999 career strikeouts, one away from a major career milestone.

And he did not take long to deliver!

In the bottom of the third inning, Palmer struck out 3B Aurelio Rodriguez for career strikeout 1,000.  He would go on to strike out just one more batter during that game as the Tigers won the game 5-3.

Congratulations on #1,000, Mr. Palmer!!!

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1978 HEADLINE: Orioles’ Jim Palmer Earns Win #200 Of Career

1978 HEADLINE: Orioles’ Jim Palmer Earns Win #200 Of Career

On this dy in 1978, Jim Palmer took to the mound in the second game of a double-header against the Cleveland Indians.

Palmer was seeking the 200th win of his major league career, and he did not disappoint.

He threw a complete game shutout against ‘The Tribe’ while allowing just eight hits in the game.  Palmer struck out four batters in the contest while walking just one.

Congratulations on #200 Mr. Palmer!!!

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Jim Palmer 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen – Base

Jim Palmer 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen – Base

More than any other legend, I was super-excited to see the name ‘Jim Palmer’ appear on the 2014 Gypsy Queen checklist.

So far this year, Palmer has only been in one other set, and it was a subset card from the 2014 Topps Heritage issue.

But, with Gypsy Queen, there is a lot to go after.  And I plan on doing so with a ‘Full Steam Ahead’ mentality.

Here is his base card from the set:

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I like the image, but I feel like we have seen it before.  Still, my happiness about the possibility of adding more Palmer cards is strong and I am planning on doing everything possible to bring them all home.

Wish me luck!

1965 HEADLINE: Orioles’ Jim Palmer Wins 1st Major League Game And Connects For Home Run

1965 HEADLINE: Orioles’ Jim Palmer Wins 1st Major League Game And Connects For Home Run

On this day in 1965, the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees battled in front of 25,000+ fans in Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium.

Pitching in relief, a 19-year old Jim Palmer was making just his seventh appearance in a major league game.

He threw four innings of relief for the Orioles and the team supported him by scoring five runs and taking the lead against the Yankees.  Palmer also hit a 2-run home run in the game, off of Yankees’ pitcher Jim Bouton.

The O’s held on for the win, and Palmer secured the first victory of his major league career.

Palmer’s stat line looked like this:

Mound: 3.2 inning pitched, 2 hits allowed, 1 earned run, 4 walks and 1 strikeout
Plate: 1-for-1 with a 2-run home run

Happy Anniversary Mr. Palmer!!!

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1984 HEADLINE: Jim Palmer Pitches In Final Game Of His Major League Career

1984 HEADLINE: Jim Palmer Pitches In Final Game Of His Major League Career

On this day in 1984, Jim Palmer pitched in the final game of his major league career.

At home and playing in front of more than 27,000 fans, Palmer took the mound for the last time at Memorial Stadium.

The Orioles were hosting the Oakland Athletics and Palmer was used in a relief effort after the game go out of control.  The A’s were leading the Orioles by the score of 7-1 when Orioles manager Joe Altobelli injected Palmer into the game for the final time.

Palmer’s effort was certainly not his best – he allowed five hits and four runs during the final two innings of the game, and the Orioles lost by a score of 12-2.  Palmer did not factor in the decision.

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It may not have been the way that he wanted to end his superb career, but Palmer retired from the game and from the sport as the best pitcher in the history of the Baltimore Orioles franchise.

A fantastic career from a supremely talented athlete – Cheers to James Alvin Palmer!!!

1965 HEADLINE: Orioles’ Jim Palmer Makes Major League Debut

1965 HEADLINE: Orioles’ Jim Palmer Makes Major League Debut

On this day in 1965, Jim Palmer made his major league debut.

The appearance came in a relief effort as starting pitcher Robin Roberts got battered by the Red Sox in the first two innings of the game.  Palmer entered the game in the third inning and pitched the 3rd and 4th for the O’s.  In the two innings of work, Palmer allowed just 1 hit while striking out 1 batter and walking 2.

The Orioles lost the game 9-12.  Palmer did not factor in the decision.

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Jim Palmer 2014 Topps Heritage ‘Baseball Flashbacks’

Jim Palmer 2014 Topps Heritage ‘Baseball Flashbacks’

I was very excited to see that one of my favorite pitchers of all-time, Mr. Jim Palmer, had a card in this year’s Topps Heritage release.

His card is part of the ‘Flashbacks’ subset that honors great moments from 1965 – both baseball and non-baseball.

And Palmer sure did have a great year in 1965!!!  Not only did the 19-year old make his debut in the major leagues in 1965, but in 27 games of action, including 6 starts, Palmer solidified his place in the rotation for the following season.  In his 27 appearances, Palmer went 5-4 in 95 innings of work while amassing an ERA of 3.72.

This card pays homage to Palmer notching his first career win in 1965, a victory over the Yankees.  Palmer hit a home run in the game, the first of his career!

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I LOVE IT!!!