The Dwight Gooden rookie card is a nice addition to a person’s collection. The 1984 Topps Traded Dwight Gooden Rookie Card #42T with a PSA 8 grade sells for about $15. Dwight Gooden rookie cards have been some of the most collected baseball cards in the 80's and 90's. Some of the best Dwight Gooden baseball cards are graded in Gem MT 10 condition.
In 1982, he was a NY Met first round draft pick but spent two years in the minors before debuting as a professional at age 19. Best known for his 98 MPH fastball and sweeping curveball, most people called him “Doc.” Gooden had numerous accomplishments, being the youngest player in an All-Star game, setting the MLB record for strikeouts in nine innings, being Rookie of the Year, and leading MLB with 24 wins and 268 strikeouts. He was also the youngest recipient in baseball’s history to receive the Cy Young Award, just 1 of 12 African American pitchers to win 20 games, and at 21, the youngest pitcher to start an All-Star game. Unfortunately, Gooden fell into hard times when he began using cocaine, followed by being arrested in 1986 after an altercation with law enforcement. He entered drug rehab 1987 and was back pitching in 1988 although he had his worse season. Over the next three years, Gooden played well until a shoulder injury and being accused of rape in 1991 although never charged. Let go from the Mets, he played with the New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays, but went back to the minors in 2000 only to retire in 2001 after which time he was arrested several more times on drug and alcohol related charges.
His accomplishments and failures make Dwight Gooden baseball cards a popular items. Here is a list of some of the best Dwight Gooden rookie cards that are worth buying. Make sure to only buy these baseball cards in premium condition.
Top 5 Dwight Gooden Baseball Cards
1984 Fleer Update Dwight Gooden rookie card
1984 Topps Traded Dwight Gooden rookie card
1985 Topps Dwight Gooden rookie card
1985 Donruss Dwight Gooden rookie card
1985 Fleer Dwight Gooden rookie card