Because I occasionally do requests, this card is being posted at the strong urging of regular reader Bob, a.k.a. "Commish". He pointed out that the Jim Palmer jersey swatch card that I featured in June served to spark a five-game winning streak by the O's, and that the beleaguered Birds could use all the help they can get right now. I can't argue with that logic!
One of the great things about Palmer's cards is that an especially high percentage of them seem to feature him without a hat, as though the master pitcher were so preoccupied with his own matinee idol good looks that he wouldn't dare sully them by covering up his chestnut locks with that vulgar tri-colored cap with its leering cartoon bird. And who was going to tell him to get himself in full uniform? Who would dare? Some two-bit photographer from Topps? Ha. I think not.
So come on, Jim. Use all the Samson-like powers of your unruly coif to will the Orioles to victory.