Rookie Cards of “Rocket” Roger Clemens

Rookie Cards of “Rocket” Roger Clemens

  The rookie hype in 1984 centered around Dwight Gooden, he dominated baseball and ranked in every statistical pitching category there was. But after his fourth year in the league things started to spiral for Doc. Within that same rookie class, there was Roger Clemens and by his fourth year in the league, he was […]

The Controversial Rookie Cards of Barry Bonds

The Controversial Rookie Cards of Barry Bonds

You can research the career of Barry Bonds on the search engine of your choice and you will find controversy. An abundance of it. In the mid to late ’80s even his rookie cards caused controversy. However, no one in the post-war modern era has accomplished more in the game of baseball than Barry Bonds. 

Rookie Card of “Should Be Great” Dale Murphy

Rookie Card of “Should Be Great” Dale Murphy

With the 5th Overall Pick in the 1st Round of the 1974 MLB June Amateur Draft, the Atlanta Braves selected Dale Murphy from Woodrow Wilson High School, Portland, Oregon. He has one official rookie card and zero parallels.

Rookie Card of “Should Be Great” Tony Oliva

Rookie Card of “Should Be Great” Tony Oliva

Tony Oliva was signed as a free agent in 1961 by the Minnesota Twins and debuted on September 9, 1962, against the Detroit Tigers. He has one official rookie card.

Rookie Card of “Should Be Great” Steve Garvey

Rookie Card of “Should Be Great” Steve Garvey

When thinking of legendary Dodger baseball players we think of Drysdale, Sandy Koufax, and Don Sutton. But the origins of Dodger baseball goes much deeper than that. Before the 1958 season, they were known as the Brooklyn Dodgers. It is here that you will find another tier of legend.

Rookie Card of Should be Great, Richie “Dick” Allen

Rookie Card of Should be Great, Richie “Dick” Allen

In high school, Dick Allen preferred baseball over basketball because he was better at it. As fate would have it Dick’s play caught the attention of Phillies talent scout. Upon graduation, Dick Allen had an immediate offer from the Phillies and this is how the baseball career of Richie started. He has one official rookie […]

Don “The Hit Man” Mattingly

Don “The Hit Man” Mattingly

It’s no secret. I did not collect baseball cards between 2004-2014 and I casually followed baseball during that time. But when I got serious about my card collecting again I got caught up on things. I recall learning that Donnie Baseball was not in the Baseball Hall of Fame. I remember my displeasure as I […]

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