Orioles Card "O" the Day

An intersection of two of my passions: baseball cards and the Baltimore Orioles. Updated daily?

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Jim Palmer, 2003 Topps Gallery Hall of Fame #28B

Say, here's a really lovely portrait of Jim Palmer mid-pitching delivery on a sunny afternoon in Memorial Stadium. But what's with the letter "B" appended to the card number, you may ask? Well, the Topps Gallery Hall of Fame set had 74 base cards, but each had a one-per-hobby-pack variation insert. For Jim Palmer, the base card featured the white-paneled Orioles cap. This is the variation, with black-and-orange cap. I assure you that all of the other "variations" are just as pointless, if not more. Earl Weaver is pictured at night, instead of in the daylight. Brooks Robinson has a green background, rather than a yellow one. Frank Robinson swaps his wood-grain bat for a black bat.

This hobby really is a silly thing at times.

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