Daily Archives: October 13, 2009

1982 Fleer Jim Palmer

1982 Fleer Jim Palmer

Just like Jim Palmer, the photographer who shot this picture needs to focus!!!

While the ’82 Fleer design will not win any awards for style or creativity, the picture on this card is actually a very good one.  Perfectly centered, we have a full-body, action shot of Palmer in his famous wind-up just as he’s about to fire home a new offering.

It’s just too bad that the shot is not as crisp and clean as it could have been…

Palmer 82F

Did You Know…

The meddling Yankees owner George Steinbrenner paid a known gambler $40,000 for dirt on Dave Winfield – one of his star players, with whom he had a falling out.  He was suspended and banned from running the day-to-day operations.  The gambler went to prison. 

WINFIELD-STEINBRENNER

**factoid courtesy of ‘Armchair Reader – Grand Slam Baseball’

My take – George was a wild MF, huh??

1984 Topps Celebrates Reggie Jackson – Part 2

1984 Topps Celebrates Reggie Jackson – Part 2

The 1984 Topps set included a small series of cards paying homage to the active leaders in the major statistical categories for both offense and defense. 

This is the card that features the Top 3 active leaders in career RBI.

Reggie 84T 2

When this card was produced, Reggie was the active leader in the sport with 1,435 RBI.  And when he stopped playing the game, he retired with 1,702 which is good for 22nd on the all-time list.

With all of the attention given to Reggie, and rightfully so, he only had 6 seasons in which he collected more than 100 RBI in a season.  This is quite shocking considering how much of a constant MVP threat Reggie was during his 22-year career.