For last week's Signature Sundays post, I went with a Jim Palmer Emerald Autograph from 2005 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes, and mentioned that I was now up to a dozen Emerald Autos from that set. I got a request in the comments to post all twelve at once. Well, take heed my [handful of] loyal readers, ask and ye shall receive!
Before we get to that though, I've got another one of these to make it a baker's dozen:
Through an impressive 21 MLB seasons Paul recorded a .306 career batting average, and his 3,319 career hits currently have him sitting at 10th all-time. What's scary is that Molitor missed over three seasons' worth of games combined due to injury over the length of his career, with many of those missed games coming during his prime younger years. It's not inconceivable that he could have reached the top three in all-time hits were it not for those injuries.
Those career hit numbers would have earned him a place in Cooperstown on their own, but Paul was an even more effective hitter in the post-season. In 29 career playoff games Molitor hit an amazing .368, with 6 HR, 22 RBI and an OPS over a thousand!
Alright, no commentary, I'll let the cards speak for themselves!
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