Friday, February 5, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION: 1975 LOWELL PALMER

Time to give that cool dude Lowell Palmer a “missing” 1975 Topps card that wraps up his short but memorable career as far as cards go:


Palmer appeared in 22 games for the Padres, posting a 2 and 5 record with a 5.67 earned run average over 73 innings.
We all remember him for his sweet shades on his early cards from 1970 through 1972, they’ve become sort of the stuff of legend when it comes to card-collecting.
His time as a big league pitcher lasted 5 seasons between 1969 and 1974, going 5-18 with a 5.29 ERA with a single shutout and 239 strikeouts over 106 games and 316.2 innings of work.
But oh those shades....

6 comments:

  1. What a great card! I've been hoping to see a custom card of Lowell Palmer made from some of the photos that came out from the Topps Vault.

    Speaking of the legend of Lowell Palmer, here is my look back at the man behind the shades:

    http://fleersticker.blogspot.com/search/label/Lowell%20Palmer

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  2. Sure Do Miss You, Shades. Hang Tough Bro.

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  4. When I was very young I thought he was blind on his 1971 Topps card.

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  5. Outstanding card! Those shades enlivened what would have otherwise been a forgettable career.

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