Jim Palmer had a decent run of nice cards throughout the 1970's, especially (for me) his 1979 card which I profiled just last week on this blog.
But take a look at his 1975 card (#335).
To use such a poor quality image of one of the best pitchers of the decade is quite the bummer.
I've always been a fan of that 1975 set because of all the color and action. Yet what Topps gave us was a card that had Palmer's face obscured because of this giant shadow across his face.
Just take a look. Come on Topps!
|As issued by Topps in 1975. Dig the shadow across his face!|
Pretty much anything would have been better than this. So today I'm posting up my own design for a 1975 Jim Palmer card.
But first, let's get reacquainted with what Topps issued way back when (Can't even believe it's already 38 years ago):
|My "action shot" redesign.|
A bit better no? Nice action shot of Palmer ready to come out of his wide open wind-up.
Classic Palmer right there!
Man. I'm sure it's because I really got into cards right around 1976/77 as a seven-year-old in Brooklyn, N.Y. But I STILL just love that run of Topps sets between 1975 and 1978.
Just fantastic sets with great colors and action shots throughout...