Friday, May 31, 2013

LOWELL PALMER: "INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY"

We all know there were dozens of characters donning major league uniforms throughout the 1970's. And sometimes we were lucky enough to have these players show that quirkiness on their baseball cards.
Today, I present to you Lowell Palmer, "a man of mystery". What was he hiding behind those dark shades? What genius lurked there?
Sadly, not much when it was all said and done, as Palmer's career didn't mirror that of another Palmer in the majors at the time, Jim.
Lowell managed to stretch out a five year run in the big leagues with 5 wins against 18 losses, while pitching for the Phillies, Cardinals, Indians and Padres.
Oddly, his 1972 card (and his final card), shows him as a Chicago White Sox, for whom he never pitched. But at least we finally get to see those baby blues through the amber-tinted specs he's sporting. Thanks Lowell!
On another note: here you have a good look at the progression over three years regarding design: 1970, 1971 and 1972. From grey blandness all the way to psychedelic glory.
1970

1971

1972

1 comment:

  1. Given how bad the Phillies were in those years, I can't blame him for wearing those shades.

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