‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #19
1970 Topps – Card #189 – AKA – ‘The Thurman Munson Rookie Card’
Thurman Munson – An 11-year veteran and 7-time All-star, Munson’s life and career were tragically cut short when he passed away at the age of just 32. A Rookie of the Year and MVP Award winner, Munson was a fan favorite for the New York Yankees. He was a solid all-around player that had a knack for making key defensive plays while also driving in runs and hitting home runs. Munson was a member of the Yankees championship teams of 1977 and 1978.
Dave McDonald – McDonald played in just 33 games between 1969-1971. McDonald has 6 career hits, 1 of which is a home run. He also drove in 6 runs while scoring 3 himself.
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1981 Fleer Jim Palmer
Not a great, but not a terrible card for Fleer’s debut set.
While the photography lacks detail, it is a decent posed photo of Palmer. Judging by the background of the picture, I think it would be safe to guess that this picture was taken during Spring Training.
1981 was Palmer’s 16th season in the majors. For the year he 7-8 while starting just 22 games for ‘The Birds’.
Another card to scratch off of my needs list – YES!!!
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Tagged 1966 world series, 1970 world series, 1983 world series, all-star, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball cards, collection, cy young, cy young award, Hall Of Fame, HOF, jim palmer, orioles, pitcher, world series