Daily Archives: April 3, 2010

Trade Bait: Vintage Jim Palmer

Trade Bait:  Vintage Jim Palmer

I thought I would test the waters a bit and see if I could muster up any trade offers for these cards. 

And no, I am not taking apart the Jim Palmer collection that I have been building.  But I do have some doubles that I wouldn’t mind trading for other cards that could fill a void or two or three in my collection.

So, check out my ‘Player Collection’ page and let’s work something out…

Here are the guys I’m offering up:

1972 Topps & 1977 Topps

If you’re interested in either or both of these, simply leave a comment on this post and I will reply to you quickly!!!


Ozzie Smith 2003 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic Game-Used Jersey Card

Ozzie Smith 2003 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic Game-Used Jersey Card

Who wouldn’t want to add a Game-used card of this baseball legend and Hall of Famer to their collection, right??  Right!!

So I did.  And I got it for just $2.00.

I am not sure if the term ‘fan-favorite’ fits any other player better than it does Ozzie.  A true sportsman on the field, his winning personality and love for baseball carried off the field too making him wildly popular.

I have tons of memories of ripping through pack after pack of baseball cards as a kid.  And when it was an Ozzie Smith card that was revealed, it was always cool!!

An incredible defender, a dynamo on the base paths, and a wonderful ambassador of the sport – I am thrilled to have this beauty in my collection!!!

1982 Topps Paul Molitor

1982 Topps Paul Molitor

Kind of a cool picture here – not really a shot you would see very often.  And judging by the chain-link fence in the background, I think it is very safe to say that this photo was taken at a Spring Training facility.

Molitor had a solid campaign in 1982.  He had 666 at-bats and collected 201 hits; good for a .302 batting average.  He also scored 136 runs, collected 71 RBI, stole 41 bases, and even crushed 19 homers.  His incredible efforts helped lead the Brewers to the World Series, which they ultimately lost in 7 games to the Cardinals.

‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #55

‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #55

1982 Topps – Card #766 – AKA – ‘The Kent Hrbek Rookie Card’

Lenny Faedo – Played played just 5 seasons in major league baseball – all with the Twins.  A shortstop, he was the primary back-up, and appeared in 174 games.  Faedo had a solid 96.1% fielding percentage for the Twins, while his offensive output was below par.  A lifetime .251 hitter, Faedo collected 133 hits in the big leagues, that included 17 doubles, 1 triple, and 5 home runs. 

Kent Hrbek – Hrbek was the anchor of the Twins’ infield during the 1980’s.  A big guy, Hrbek blended contact and power hitting well and had a 14-year big league career as a result.  Able to hit the long ball with ease, Hrbek hit double-digit home runs in each season from 1982-1994.  He tallied 293 career home runs, including 6 seasons of at least 25.  Hrbek was a 1-time All-star and finished in second place for the 1982 ROY and 1984 MVP awards.  He was a member of both Twins World Series winners in 1987 and 1991. 

Tim Laudner – Launder played 9 years with the Twins, appearing in 734 games.  A catcher, that spent some time at both DH and first base, he was a solid contributor to the team’s winning ways.  While his offense was sub-par, including a .225 career batting average, his work with the pitching staff was magnificent.  Catching close to 5,000 innings, Laudner has a career fielding percentage of 98.1%.  During the 1987 World Series, which his team won, Laudner appeared in all 7 games and hit .318 with 1 homer, 4 RBI, and 4 runs scored.