1973 Topps Jim Palmer – Boyhood Photos
The 1973 Topps base set contained a small subset of cards tagged as ‘Boyhood Photos’. The premise of this set of cards was to feature some of the game’s biggest stars and show a picture of them during their youth.
And while Topps did a pretty good job of selecting which players would be part of this set, there are some glaring omissions as well as some questionable picks too.
But, Topps did honor Jim Palmer in this set. And here is the card.
The ‘Boyhood’ photo shows a young Palmer enjoying the day in a swimming pool. Having grown up in New York, it’s not clear where this picture was taken. Possibly in New York, possibly during a family vacation… I estimate that Palmer is between the ages of 5 and 6 in this photo.
This baseball card is a nice, yet odd, addition to my Jim Palmer collection.