Three cards, three sets, three stars. $10 shipped. Deals like this really spoil me, because I know that I will not be lucky enough to find them all the time.
First, from the '77 Topps set, Mr. October
Next up let's do a little stretching, '76 Topps style.
Finally, speaking of stretches, just remembering this guy's windup makes me want to stretch as well.
|1970 Topps #449|
Fun with stats: Over a 9 year period between 1970-1978, Jim Palmer won 20 or more games 8 of those seasons. Of the 8 twenty win seasons, he wins the Cy Young award 3 times, finishes 2nd once, finishes 3rd once, finishes 5th twice. The 1971 season is the anomaly. Jim finished with a 20-9 record, 2.68 ERA, 1.195 WHIP, and somehow doesn't get a Cy Young vote at all. What?? While there were two pitchers that year that had better numbers (Vida Blue and Wilbur Wood), Palmer's numbers were comparable to Dick Drago and Andy Messersmith, who received votes. Tough year for sure.
Who says that 3's a crowd? These fit into my budget just fine....
Today was day 2 of avoiding the new Topps flagship, let's see how long I'll last....
Thanks for reading, Robert