Orioles Card "O" the Day

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Jim Palmer, 2011 Topps Kimball Champions Mini #KC-88

I've owned this card for a couple of years, and I was so put off by the waxen Photoshop-filter grimace of older Jim Palmer on the top half of the card that I completely failed to notice the awesome action scene below. It's a tableau from Game 4 of the 1970 World Series, with a younger Palmer in his home whites reaching back for a little heat as Boog Powell tries to hold the Cincinnati runner (Lee May? Looks like a pretty big dude) close to first base. Sure, Palmer ran out of gas in the eighth and Eddie Watt blew the O's lead - and the game - behind him, but Baltimore clinched the Series a day later behind Mike Cuellar, so it's all good.

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