Category Archives: Jim Palmer Collection

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.




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:



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.



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.



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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