Thursday, July 28, 2011

Rookie Card Pickup - Jim Palmer

I got a $25.00 Ebay gift card from my wife and son for Father's Day and struggled figuring out just what I wanted to get with it. I finally decided to knock a card out that I have been wanting for some time: Jim Palmer's rookie card, a 1966 Topps.

The scan doesn't do the card justice, the centering is really good and there are very few flaws, mainly a dinged corner. I got the card for $13.00 + $3.00 shipping, so I had a little money left over on the gift card for something else.

Palmer (b. 1945) played in the majors from 1965-1967 and 1969-1984. He retired with a record of 268-152, 2,212 strikeouts and a 2.86 ERA. He won 3 Cy Young awards (1973, 75 and 76) and finished second in the voting in 1977 and 1982. He won 20 or more games eight times (1970-1973, 1975-1978). He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1990 with 92.6% of the vote in his first ballot. He played on every Orioles team that reached a World Series (1966, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1979 and 1983) and won rings in 1966, 1970 and 1983. He was on the winning end of Sandy Koufax's last game in the 1966 World Series, pitching a 4-hit shutout against the Dodgers in Game 2. Palmer prides himself on never having given up a grand slam in his career.


Anonymous said...

Nice pick up! Can you beat a great conditioned Hall of Famer's rookie card (with shipping) for less than a blaster?

No, you can't. Happy belated Father's Day.

Ryan H said...

Very Nice, I got a pretty good deal last year on my Palmer rookie card from eBay too.

Chris P said...

Nice, I too have this card, love picking up hall of fame rookie cards every now and then!