Wanted to spotlight yet another card from that awesome 1976 set that I love so much to this day: Jim Palmer’s colorful cardboard slab shown here:
Man the colors, the action, the future Hall of Fame pitcher in the prime of his career. It’s got it all.
Palmer was hitting 30 years of age with no sign of slowing down when
this card came out, posting his sixth 20-win season with a
league-leading 22 and taking home his third Cy Young Award, a record at
He’d go on to finish with 268 wins with a brilliant 2.86 earned run
average and 2212 K’s, along with 53 shutouts and a .638 winning
Throw in his three Cy’s, six all-star nods and four Gold Gloves and the
man was the cream of the crop as far as American League pitchers go for
You know, there's something about those slightly unclear photos in this day of "high resolution/high definition" modernity that still hits home as far as "the way it was" and how great growing up when I did really is...