‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #9
1971 Topps – Card #276 – AKA – ‘The George Foster Rookie Card’
Mike Davison – Davison had a brief 2-season baseball career. He appeared in 32 games and left the sport with a 3-5 record and a 6.39 ERA. In 38 total innings of work, he walked 22, struck out 21, and allowed 46 hits and 29 runs.
George Foster – Foster was a huge part of the ‘Big Red Machine’ in Cincinnati during the mid-70’s. He was a run producer with a knack for hitting the long ball, especially when men were on base. Foster is a former league Most Valuable Player, 5-time All-star, Silver Slugger Award winner, 50 HR Club member, and 2-time World Series champion.
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1982 Donruss Jim Palmer – Diamond King
Now this is a Diamond Kings card that works!!!
While I would never question the talents of any artist, I can still have an opinion about their work. And while there have been some Diamond Kings cards I have featured and complained about in the past, I also have no problem giving credit where it is due.
This card is beautiful. This card is art!!!
Here are just a few reasons as to why this one earns such a high grade with me: The Orioles logo looks great. The player featured is unmistakable. And the small inset of Palmer ‘in-action’ is a nice complement to the piece while taking nothing away from the centerpiece.
I am thrilled to add this 1982 Donruss Diamond Kings card to my Jim Palmer collection. This piece of cardboard quickly becomes one of my favorites featuring Mr. Palmer!!!
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In 1968, Bob Gibson pitched 13 shutouts(5 consecutively). Only 2 men have ever thrown more shutouts in a single season(George Bradley – a rookie – in 1876 and Grover Cleveland Alexander in 1916. Each pitched 16). And no player has thrown more than ten since 1985.
**factoid courtesy of ‘Armchair Reader – Grand Slam Baseball’.
My take – A true man against men!!
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