Jim Palmer Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Jim Palmer

Date of Birth: 10/15/1945
Rookie Card Year: 1966
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

Jim Palmer cards and autographed memorabilia are popular with a variety of collectors. Perhaps none more so than fans of the Baltimore Orioles. He played his entire 19-year career with the team. When you think Hall of Fame pitcher, a resume like Jim Palmer's might come to mind. He was selected to the All-Star team six-times, won four Gold Gloves and helped anchor a pitching staff that won three World Series Championships.

Palmer has two rookie cards, 1966 O-Pee-Chee and 1966 Topps Baseball. Additionally, he has Orioles team-issued postcards from 1965 and 1966.

Palmer's first autographed card is a premium in the 1994 Nabisco All-Stars set. However, his 1997 Donruss Signature Series card is his first fully licensed autograph. It is numbered to 2,000.

Palmer's first memorabilia card was released in the 2000 Upper Deck Legends set. The card, which is not serial numbered, contains a swatch of game-worn jersey material.

The value of Jim Palmer's autographed memorabilia has remained steady through the years. He is a frequent guest at organized signing events. Anything related to his Worlds Series Championships carry a premium.

Jim Palmer Rookie Cards

1966 O-Pee-Chee Jim Plamer RC #126

The Topps and O-Pee-Chee versions are identical in design on the front. The only difference between the two is the bilingual text on the back of the O-Pee-Chee version. Although much tougher to find than the Topps card, it doesn't carry much of a premium.

1966 Topps Jim Palmer RC

1966 Topps Jim Palmer RC #126

Similar to Palmer's O-Pee-Chee rookie card, the Topps version is known for centering issues and rough edges. As one might expect, high-grade versions certified by a reputable grading company fetch higher prices.

1966 Topps Jim Palmer RC

Top eBay Listings

1969 TOPPS #573 JIM PALMER EXMT STAIN SPOT LEFT EDGE *90855
$14.00

2001 Greats of the Game GOTG JIM PALMER SP Auto Autograph card from Set Break
$24.99

1972 TOPPS #270 JIM PALMER VGEX CENTERED *170716
$5.00

1967 Topps # 475 Jim Palmer Ex Ex-Mt
$22.00

1982 Topps BALTIMORE ORIOLES True Team Set (33) CAL RIPKEN Rookie JIM PALMER +
$119.00

Near-Mint+ 1970 Jim Palmer (OC) Topps Baseball Card #449
$14.00

Jim Palmer autographed baseball card (Baltimore Orioles) 1984 Topps #750
$10.00

Jim Palmer autographed baseball card (Baltimore Orioles) 1983 Topps #490
$10.00

Jim Palmer Baltimore Orioles Autographe 1981 Topps #210 Baseball Card
$10.00

1982 Topps #81 Jim Palmer Baltimore Orioles In Action NM-NM-MT
$35.00

1978 TOPPS #205 STEVE CARLTON-JIM PALMER PSA 9 B1956879-016
$5.99

2005 UD Hall of Fame Jim Palmer Auto Jersey 01 10 Orioles
$59.99

2005 UD Hall of Fame Jim Palmer Auto Jersey 09 10 Orioles
$59.99

2005 Topps Pristine Title Threads Jim Palmer Jersey Orioles *M499
$6.00

1966 Topps JIM PALMER Rc Rookie #126 PSA 7 Orioles HOF!!
$115.00

2004 Topps Tribute HOF Jim Palmer Game Jersey Orioles
$14.99
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Autograph Guide

Jim Palmer Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Jim Palmer's authentic signature looks like. This can be used as a first point of reference for determining the legitimacy of autograph memorabilia, but is not a substitute for having your items authenticated by a well-respected professional autograph authentication companySome of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Steiner, Mounted Memories and Tristar. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Jim Palmer Cut Signature Exemplar

Jim Palmer Signature Example

Jim Palmer Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Jim Palmer signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. Hastily written, the signature is largely indecipherable by letter.
  2. The first character "J" looks like an awkward numeral "8" or even a backwards Pac-man shape.
  3. The "i-m" in is first name is absent.
  4. The remaining character is unique to the signer and not distinguishable.
  5. He usually includes the inscription "HOF90" with his autograph.

Jim Palmer Signed Baseball Pricing

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Jim Palmer Signed Baseball

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Jim Palmer Signed Jersey

Jim Palmer Signed Photograph Pricing

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Jim Palmer Signed photo

Top eBay Listings

Johnny Bench Signed Magazine JSA COA w Jim Palmer, Gary Carter, Bernie Kosar
$139.99

Jim Palmer signed "HOF 90" Baltimore Orioles Home (White) Jersey - JSA
$199.99

Cal Ripken Jr Jim Palmer Team Signed 16x20 Celebrate 1983 Orioles Photo PSA DNA
$199.99

Signed Hall of Famer Jim Palmer inscribed HOF 1990 baseball COA hologram JSA
$49.00

Jim Palmer Baltimore Orioles signed HOF 1990 black bat with JSA
$71.99

JIM PALMER SIGNED ENGRAVED BAT BALTIMORE ORIOLES JSA HOF90
$199.99

Jim Palmer Autographed 16x20 Baltimore Orioles signed JSA picture HOF baseball
$45.00

JIM PALMER JSA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED GOLD HOF PLAQUE AUTOGRAPH
$40.00

JIM PALMER SIGNED JSA CERT STICKER 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$28.00

JIM PALMER VINTAGE JSA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED 3X5 INDEX CARD AUTOGRAPH
$39.00

JIM PALMER SIGNED JSA CERT STICKER 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$28.00

JIM PALMER SIGNED JSA CERT STICKER 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$28.00

JIM PALMER SIGNED 1972 OPC PSA DNA SLABBED AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$38.00

JIM PALMER SIGNED JSA CERT STICKER 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$28.00

JIM PALMER HOF 1990 JSA SIGNED AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$67.00

JIM PALMER ORIOLES SIGNED JERSEY NUMBER "2" JSA COA "66,70,83, WS CHAMPS"
$49.00
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