Jim Palmer 2014 Topps Heritage ‘Baseball Flashbacks’
I was very excited to see that one of my favorite pitchers of all-time, Mr. Jim Palmer, had a card in this year’s Topps Heritage release.
His card is part of the ‘Flashbacks’ subset that honors great moments from 1965 – both baseball and non-baseball.
And Palmer sure did have a great year in 1965!!! Not only did the 19-year old make his debut in the major leagues in 1965, but in 27 games of action, including 6 starts, Palmer solidified his place in the rotation for the following season. In his 27 appearances, Palmer went 5-4 in 95 innings of work while amassing an ERA of 3.72.
This card pays homage to Palmer notching his first career win in 1965, a victory over the Yankees. Palmer hit a home run in the game, the first of his career!
I LOVE IT!!!