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

1978 topps #160 JIM PALMER baltimore orioles BGS BCCG 10
$25.00

1994 Nabisco All-Star Autographs 2 Jim Palmer Auto
$9.99

2002 Topps Legends Auto - Jim Palmer
$24.99

1970 Topps #449 Jim Palmer EX A33833
$8.75

1970 Topps #449 Jim Palmer VG A20016
$6.00

1971 Topps #67 AL ERA Leaders - Jim Palmer Diego S EX MT A13751
$5.50

2005 Ultimate Signature Jim Palmer Bob Gibson No-Hitters Dual Auto 125 PSA 9
$200.00

1973 O-PEE-CHEE #160 JIM PALMER ORIOLES HOF POP 3 PSA 7 B2021504-363
$14.99

1976 O-PEE-CHEE #202 JIM PALMER-JIM HUNTER-D. ECKERSLEY POP 6 PSA 9 B2021699-439
$74.99

1980 Topps Baltimore Orioles Set 26 Cards Ex Nm+ Eddie Murray Jim Palmer
$7.99

1976 TOPPS ORIOLES TEAM SET (25) BROOKS ROBINSON, JIM PALMER + L L *809426 - NM
$15.85

1966 Topps Jim Palmer RC #126 Graded NM 7 - Orioles
$49.95

1971 O-Pee-Chee #67 AL ERA Leaders - Jim Palmer Di VG A1309
$6.00

2003 TOPPS TRIBUTE PERENNIAL ALL-STARS JIM PALMER GAME JERSEY ,ORIOLES,BOX 16 !
$17.99

Jim Palmer 2012 Panini Prime Cuts Retired Numbers Relic Signed 16 25 *X1219
$19.95

2008 Topps Sterling Auto Jersey - Jim Palmer #09 10
$39.99
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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

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Jim Palmer Signed Inscribed "HOF 90" OAL Baseball with Engraved Cube Steiner
$89.99

Jim Palmer Signed Auto MLB Major League Baseball Baltimore Orioles JSA COA
$65.00

Jim Palmer Signed Autograped MLB Baseball TRISTAR COA
$39.97

Jim Palmer Autographed Signed Official MLB Baseball "HOF 90" PSA DNA #J77313
$45.00

Jim Palmer Autographed Signed MLB Baseball "HOF 90" PSA DNA #J77304
$45.00

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

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

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

JIM PALMER INSCRIBED HOF 90 SIGNED STAT JERSEY JSA AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$119.00

JIM PALMER INSCRIBED HOF 90 SIGNED JERSEY JSA COA BALTIMORE ORIOLES AUTOGRAPH
$119.00

JIM PALMER INSCRIBED HOF 90 SIGNED STAT JERSEY JSA WITNESSED COA AUTOGRAPH
$26.00

JIM PALMER SIGNED ENGRAVED BAT BALTIMORE ORIOLES JSA HOF90
$199.99

Jim Palmer " HOF 1990 " Signed Baltimore Orioles Stat Jersey AUTO XL JSA COA
$31.00

Jim Palmer " HOF 1990 " Signed Baltimore Orioles Stat Jersey AUTO XL JSA Sticker
$40.00

Joe Morgan & Jim Palmer dual signed 1990 HOF Yearbook JSA COA
$45.00
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