Eddie Murray was born 2/24/1956 and was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 3rd round of the 1973 MLB June Amateur Draft. He did not attend college and was drafted out of HS from Locke High School in Los Angeles, CA.
He made his MLB debut on 4/7/1977 against the Texas Rangers, with one hit on four at-bats. He ended up being one of the most feared hitters for his time, clocking in a mind-blowing 504 homers to go along with a .836 OPS and 1,917 RBIs. He was an 8-time All-Star, won AL Rookie of the Year, and was runner-up twice for the MVP award in 1982 and 1983.
Murray is one of only seven players in MLB history in both the 3,000-hit and 500-home run clubs. He played for 7 MLB teams (Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Cleveland Indians, Baltimore Orioles, Anaheim Angels, and Los Angeles Dodgers). He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003.
Like most older baseball players, Eddie Murray didn’t have as many rookie cards as we see today. So instead, we will check out his top 3 baseball cards from an investment perspective.
1978 Eddie Murray Topps Rookie Card #36
Eddie’s one and only rookie card. A great-looking card with the signature Topps rookie trophy in the bottom right-hand corner. The word “Orioles” is printed in blue cursive in the bottom left corner.
2021 Eddie Murray Topps 35th 1986 HOF Signed AUTO #868EMU
His only autographed card. We love this bad boy and would almost rather have it vs his rookie card… ALMOST.
1979 Eddie Murray Topps Baseball Card #640
Eddie Murray’s second-year card. Topps baseball cards were the be all end all in trading cards during the 1980’s and really still are today.
1981 Eddie Murray Topps Baseball Card #490
We like the design of the ’81 Murray card over the ’80 Topps card.
Eddie Murray Autograph Card
Only two that we know of… 2021 Topps 1986 Tribute and the Eddie Murray 2022 Topps Series 1 Auto 1987 #87BA-EM Gold /50.
The 1978 Topps Eddie Murray Rookie Card should sell between $50 to $150, depending on the card’s condition. For an estimated worth of your Eddie Murray rookie card, please email email@example.com and include at minimum two photos.
- 1978 Topps Rookie Card RC #36
- 1979 Topps #640
- 1980 Topps #160
- 1981 Topps #490
- 1982 Topps #390
- 1983 Topps #530
- 1984 Donruss #47
- 1984 Topps #700
- 1985 Topps #700
- 1986 Topps #30
- 1987 Fleer Limited #31
- 2011 Eddie Murray Topps Series 2 COGNAC Diamond Anniversary SP #651
- 2021 Topps 35th 1986 Eddie Murray HOF Signed AUTO #868EMU
Eddie Murray was one of the greatest hitters the game has ever seen and his rookie card/baseball cards should have no problem putting up an ROI equal to or better than the HoF players in his ERA.