Tuesday, July 3, 2018

if you had told me 40 years ago...

...that i would one day get a 1978 topps jim palmer card signed through the mail, i would have been pretty incredulous.  as it turns out, you would have been right, as this showed up in my mailbox the other day.
i was a big fan of this card when i first found it in a pack back in the summer of '78.  palmer was the american league equivalent to don sutton in my mind thanks to the all-star shield, and so i held him in high regard for that and other reasons.

i recently noticed that the 3-time cy young award winner and hall of famer was signing through the mail, and gave it a shot.  it took just a couple of weeks for the return, and i am very pleased. 

thanks jim!


  1. That's awesome! It's good to see a HOF player signing TTM requests.

  2. Palmer was quite the athlete back in the day. The '78 set is one of my favorites. Nice TTM!

  3. Looks like I'm doing some digging for a nice Palmer of my own to send. Great success!

  4. Very cool. He was one of my favorite pitchers growing up.