Saturday, February 6, 2010
Jim Palmer, 2005 Upper Deck All-Star Classics #86
No lies - this may be the coolest Jim Palmer card that I've ever seen. A crystal-clear full-color shot of one of the greatest pitchers of all time at the most physics-defying point in his classic deep-kick windup. The picture was taken sometime during the last decade of his career (1975-1984), judging from the uniform. It was obviously at Memorial Stadium, which is always a bonus. Even the design is regal and understated, which isn't always a given with Upper Deck. Two thumbs up!