Daily Archives: July 1, 2013

Jim Palmer 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen – Green mini

Jim Palmer 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen – Green mini

I’m getting closer, and the hunt has been a fun one.

I have finally landed the 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen mini Green card of Jim Palmer for my Palmer rainbow. 

This one is serial numbered as 65/99, and I have to say that I really like the Green one.  The bright border allows for Palmer’s image to pop off of the photo’s background.

Have a peek:


And now, there is just one more card to secure – the Sepia mini!

Wish me luck.

Reggie Jackson 2013 Topps Archives – 1982 Topps Design

Reggie Jackson 2013 Topps Archives – 1982 Topps Design

One of the things that I look forward most to when new baseball card releases are introduced to the collecting audience is what the Reggie Jackson baseball card will look like.

I’m a big fan of modern cards of Mr. October and I am always eager to see the image selection that was made for the new stuff that hits the streets.

Reggie has a card in the 2013 Topps Archives set, and they threw him onto the 1982 Topps baseball card design.  And they used a shot of him in an Angels uniform too!!!

AWESOME!!!  Check it out:


Personally, I don’t care what uniform Reggie is wearing on his cards – he looks great in all of them.  But, I will admit that I like the more non-routine shots, and this one is perfect.

Nice Aviator shades too!!

Jim Rice 1988 Topps – ‘Turn Back The Clock’

Jim Rice 1988 Topps – ‘Turn Back The Clock’

I have always been a fan of the ‘Turn Back The Clock’ subset.  And if you have been with ’30-YOC’ for a while, you know that I have put together a small handful of these sets when I was on my 1980’s subset building kick.

So, when I needed to nab another ‘TBTC’ card for my Jim Rice player collection, a smile came across my face.

This one comes from the 1988 Topps release.  It is tagged as ’10 Years Ago’ and it features Rice’s 1978 Topps baseball card.

Have a peek:


I wouldn’t mind seeing a re-introduction of this subset into today’s product.  It is never a bad idea to recognize the history of the sport and hobby!!!

1973 HEADLINE: Jim Palmer Notches Career Strikeout 1,000

1973 HEADLINE: Jim Palmer Notches Career Strikeout 1,000

On this day in 1973 , the Baltimore Orioles traveled to Michigan to battle the Detroit Tigers in a double-header.

The Game 1 start for the Orioles went to Jim Palmer who was looking to make history with his start.  He entered the game with 999 career strikeouts, one away from a major career milestone.

And he did not take long to deliver!

In the bottom of the third inning, Palmer struck out 3B Aurelio Rodriguez for career strikeout 1,000.  He would go on to strike out just one more batter during that game as the Tigers won the game 5-3.

Congratulations on #1,000, Mr. Palmer!!!

Jim Palmer photo