Category Archives: Dale Murphy Collection

1993 HEADLINE: Atlanta Braves Great Dale Murphy Retires!!

1993 HEADLINE: Atlanta Braves Great Dale Murphy Retires!!

On this day in 1993, 2-time MVP Dale Murphy retired from the sport of professional baseball.

One of my favorite players as a kid, Murphy’s retirement in 1993 was the start of seeing some of my idols leave the sport of baseball.

My memories of watching Dale Murphy play are endless. Being a fan of the sport, and having no ‘home’ team to cheer for in Florida during my childhood, I drifted to the teams I was able to watch on television. WTBS, WGN, and WOR game me my baseball fix. And of the guys that I drifted towards – Murphy was prominent.

His skills as a player were endless. Whether it was delivering home runs or making incredible plays in the outfield, Dale Murphy was one of the best players in the game for more than a decade – and I enjoyed watching all of it!!

Thanks for the memories ‘Murph’!!!

Happy Birthday Dale Murphy!!

Happy Birthday Dale Murphy!!

Dale Murphy turns 58 years old today.

One of my favorite players as a kid, Murphy’s retirement in 1993 was the start of seeing some of my idols leave the sport of baseball.

My memories of watching Dale Murphy play are endless.  Being a fan of the sport, and having no ‘home’ team to cheer for in Florida during my childhood, I drifted to the teams I was able to watch on television.  WTBS, WGN, and WOR game me my baseball fix.  And of the guys that I drifted towards – Murphy was prominent.

His skills as a player were endless.  Whether it was delivering home runs or making incredible plays in the outfield, Dale Murphy was one of the best players in the game for more than a decade – and I enjoyed watching all of it!!

Happy Birthday Mr. Murphy!!

1993 HEADLINE: Atlanta Braves Great Dale Murphy Retires!!

1993 HEADLINE: Atlanta Braves Great Dale Murphy Retires!!

On this day in 1993, 2-time MVP Dale Murphy retired from the sport of professional baseball.

One of my favorite players as a kid, Murphy’s retirement in 1993 was the start of seeing some of my idols leave the sport of baseball.

My memories of watching Dale Murphy play are endless. Being a fan of the sport, and having no ‘home’ team to cheer for in Florida during my childhood, I drifted to the teams I was able to watch on television. WTBS, WGN, and WOR game me my baseball fix. And of the guys that I drifted towards – Murphy was prominent.

His skills as a player were endless. Whether it was delivering home runs or making incredible plays in the outfield, Dale Murphy was one of the best players in the game for more than a decade – and I enjoyed watching all of it!!

Thanks for the memories ‘Murph’!!!

Dale Murphy 2003 Topps Tribute ‘First All-Star Season’

Dale Murphy 2003 Topps Tribute ‘First All-Star Season’

Forget that this card celebrating Dale Murphy’s first All-Star selection is featuring a posed portrait and check out that vintage Braves uniform he’s sporting!!!

VINATGE MURPHY

Gotta love baseball from the 1980’s!!!  I love looking back and seeing the uniforms, hats, hairstyles, and everything else that brings me to the time when I was first introduced to major league baseball.

I watched so many games that Murphy starred in – it was insane.  As a kid WTBS was my favorite channel due to the NWA Wrestling and Atlanta Braves games that it televised.  And while I don’t specifically recall this uniform style, it is pretty clear, due to the picture of a young Murphy, that this was taken during the early stages of his playing days.

Topps Tribute, Thanks for re-kindling the memories!!!

Happy Birthday Dale Murphy!!

Happy Birthday Dale Murphy!!

Dale Murphy turns 57 years old today.

One of my favorite players as a kid, Murphy’s retirement in 1993 was the start of seeing some of my idols leave the sport of baseball.

My memories of watching Dale Murphy play are endless.  Being a fan of the sport, and having no ‘home’ team to cheer for in Florida during my childhood, I drifted to the teams I was able to watch on television.  WTBS, WGN, and WOR game me my baseball fix.  And of the guys that I drifted towards – Murphy was prominent.

His skills as a player were endless.  Whether it was delivering home runs or making incredible plays in the outfield, Dale Murphy was one of the best players in the game for more than a decade – and I enjoyed watching all of it!!

Happy Birthday Mr. Murphy!!

Dale Murphy 2011 Topps – ’60 Years Of Topps’ – 60YOT Back

Dale Murphy 2011 Topps – ’60 Years Of Topps’ – 60YOT Back

It has been way too long since I featured a baseball card of Dale Murphy on this blog – 5 months to be precise.

So, let’s jump right into this one.  It is from the 2011 Topps set, and it comes from their ’60 Years Of Topps’ subset.  The card is a reprint of Murphy’s 1988 Topps base card, and it has the standard ’60 Years Of Topps’ back.

Have a look:

 

I like the set.  I like it a lot!

I just wonder how they chose which player was used for which year’s reprint.  Sure Murphy belongs, but it seems more fitting to include him in 1982 or 1983 versus 1988.  For 1988, I would have gone with Orel Hershiser or Jose Canseco.

Still, a great looking card and a nice addition to my Dale Murphy collection.

2008 Donruss Threads ‘Generations’ Starring Hank Aaron & Dale Murphy

2008 Donruss Threads ‘Generations’ Starring Hank Aaron & Dale Murphy

While their career numbers are not comparable, the fear that both Hank Aaron and Dale Murphy put into their opponents is.

Both of these great players were offensive threats that had few contemporaries while they were dominating the National League.

It’s nice to see the two of them paired together on this same card.  And I have to say that this pairing is much better than some of the others that I have seen in more recent baseball card releases…

If I had to name my favorite Braves players of all-time, these two would rank very high on my list.  Hey, that could be a future feature for my ’30-YOC Top Ten’…

Stay tuned for that!!