Being a great player, it is surprising that a Dale Murphy rookie card is so affordable. The 1977 Topps Dale Murphy rookie card with a grade of BGS 8 in near mint or mint condition sells for about $25. Many people believe that the Topps rookie card can double in value in the near future. A Gem MT 10 version, which is almost impossible to find, recently sold for over $1,000. Do not get confused on what Dale Murphy's true rookie card is. Many people purchase his 1978 Topps card that says rookie but actually isn't. Make sure that you purchase the 1977 Topps baseball card if you want his true rookie card in your collection. These cards make tremendous investments for many reasons.
For 18 years, Murphy played Major League Baseball as an outfielder for three different teams, starting with the Atlanta Braves in 1976. Initially, he switched between catcher and first base, eventually playing three different outfield positions. With the Braves, his.226 batting average left much to be desired but with 23 home runs, managers saw potential for power hitting. His best year was in 1982 when he received the All-Star Most Valuable Player Award and the first of five Gold Glove awards. He also played in the 1982 World Series although the Braves were defeated by the St. Louis Cardinals. Even with great contributions, performance declined in 1987, causing him to be traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in 1990, three years of good but not great performance. He then completed a short stint with the Colorado Rockies in 1993 before retiring. While Murphy was inducted into the Oregon Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997, his name did not receive enough votes when appearing on the ballot for induction into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999 but today, he retains the required 5% to be considered. Murphy has earned awards such as the NL MVP, four Silver Slugger Awards, and more.
Almost all Dale Murphy baseball cards are undervalued. There has been much debate if Murphy will ever be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Many believe that he should be as he was one of the best players in the 80's. His numbers were among the elite players of the decade which help make Dale Murphy baseball cards great investments. Autograph Dale Murphy cards also make great investments and they are currently very affordable. You can purchase these cards online for around $20-$25. Here is a list of some of the best Dale Murphy baseball cards of all-time.
Best Dale Murphy Baseball Cards to Buy
1977 Topps Dale Murphy rookie card
1978 Topps rookie catchers Dale Murphy baseball card
1979 Topps dale Murphy baseball card
1980 Topps Dale Murphy baseball card
1981 Topps Dale Murphy baseball card