Saturday, September 29, 2018

TTM Success - Jim Palmer

I heard that Jim Palmer was signing TTM, so I had to send a couple cards along and add him to my TTM successes list.  I have gotten him to sign cards in person plenty of times, but I definitely wanted to try to get these two done TTM, and I have to say, they look awesome.  The above 2018 Panini Diamond Kings looks awesome!
The Diamond Kings card was the first one I chose to send, then it came down to this one.  Since I have gotten so many 1987 Topps signed, I thought it was fitting to add this mini from 2012 Topps to the album as well.

Palmer (b. 1945) played in the majors from 1965 to 1967 and 1969 to 1984 for the Orioles.  He is the greatest pitcher in the history of the Orioles.  He has a career record of 268-152 with an ERA of 2.86 and 2,212 strike outs.  He is a three-time Cy Young Award winner (1973, 1975 and 1976) and a six-time All Star.  He finished second in the AL MVP Award voting in 1973 (Reggie Jackson was the winner).  He won 20 or more games eight times.  He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1990 when he was named on 92.6% of the ballots cast (his first time on the ballot).  He is the only Oriole to have been on all three Orioles World Series Championship teams.

I mailed to Palmer on June 4 and got the cards back on June 30, for a 26-day TAT.  I paid $10/card.

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