University of Miami  |  1976

1978 MLB Regular Phase Draft • Round 1 • 5th Overall

It's all about collecting The U, a collection featuring 524 alumni of the University of Miami football program.
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Jim Maler Baseball Cards

It's All About Collecting The U!

With over 525 player alumni and staff from the University of Miami Football program represented, I believe my Hurricanes card collection is the most expansive in existence. It includes players that have been inducted into Hall of Fames through practice squad members and those that merely committed and walked away before the season began. Also represented are head coaches, assistants, and other staff members of the program. Along with traditional football cards, I also count similar flat collectables like pocket schedules and ticket stubs.

The Card Album is my personal collection showcase. I originally designed my first website, CardMagnet.info, from scratch in Microsoft FrontPage and used tables to organize things. The site was updated regularly 2009 to 2021. I’m proud to say that I had regular viewers from around the world, and my content was frequently in the top results on Google’s web and image results. The time came to put some new tools and ideas to use, and so TheCardAlbum.com was born.

About Jim Maler

Jim Maler (born August 16, 1958 in New York City) is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Seattle Mariners from 1981 to 1983.

Jim Maler was the “Miami Herald Athlete Of The Year” in 1976 while playing baseball, football and basketball at Coral Gables High School. He was the University of Miami “Athlete Of The Year” in 1977 while playing baseball and football at UM. His freshman hitting streak record lasted 30 years until it was broken in 2007. Maler was taken in the first round, fifth overall, in the 1978 January Regular Phase draft by the Mariners out of Miami-Dade College (University of Miami).