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 […]
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.
At the height of the rookie card boom of the 1980’s many anticipated great things from players such as Don Mattingly, Jose Canseco, and Gregg Jefferies just to name a few. Many hoped these prospects would make an impact but Dale Murphy was already the impact player of that era.
As a young 24-year-old man Tony Pedro Oliva had to make an extremely difficult decision. He wanted to play Major League Baseball but to do so meant he would be expelled from his native homeland of Cuba by an authoritative decree. If he wanted to pursue American baseball he had to leave his home, his […]
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.
A recently new category on All-Time Greats is “Should Be Greats.” In this category, we will feature players that at one time or another were eligible for Hall of Fame Induction but were not voted in and their eligibility expired.
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 […]