Depending on the card, a Don Mattingly rookie card sells from $20 to $200. A 1984 Donruss Don Mattingly rookie card sells for around $50 in Mint9 condition and $200 in Gem MT 10 condition, the price increases to $185 if autographed. Another popular baseball card is the 1984 Fleer Don Mattingly rookie card for $20 in Mint 9 condition. These are just a few of some of the great baseball cards that you may want to purchase of the New York Yankees slugger.
After an exceptional high school career, Mattingly planned to play baseball with the Indiana State Sycamores on a scholarship but when the New York Yankees drafted him, he chose a professional MLB career. Starting with the minors in 1979, Mattingly quickly became a part-time pro in 1983, as first baseman and outfielder. However, while hitting well but not powerful, he was not yet added to the full-time roster. Then when Balboni was traded to the KC Royals in 1984, Mattingly stepped up as full-time first baseman and in his first pro season, was named a MVP candidate and won the AL batting title with .343. He also won the 1985 MVP award and his first of nine Gold Glove Awards that year, and in 1987, tied the record for the most home runs hit in eight consecutive games. Unfortunately, a back injury sustained in 1988 would plague him but upon retirement, he had career 2,153 hits, 222 homeruns, 1,099 RBIs, and a lifetime batting average of .307. In 1997, his #23 jersey was retired a plaque at Yankee Stadium erected that reads, “A humble man of grace and dignity, a captain who led by example, proud of the pinstripe tradition, and dedicated to the pursuit of excellence, a Yankee forever.”
EBay and other online auction sites are the best place to find Don Mattingly baseball cards. Here is a list that has been compiled of some of the best Don Mattingly baseball cards to buy. Almost all Don Mattingly rookie cards are worth buying at their current levels.
Best Don Mattingly Baseball Cards
1984 Donruss Don Mattingly rookie card
1984 Topps Don Mattingly rookie card
1984 Fleer Don Mattingly rookie card
1985 Donruss Don Mattingly baseball card
1982 Arby's Minor League Don Mattingly rookie card