Category Archives: Eddie Murray Collection

1983 HEADLINE: Murray’s Impressive Game Seals The Deal On 1983 World Series

1983 HEADLINE: Murray’s Impressive Game Seals The Deal On 1983 World Series

On this day in 1983, Eddie Murray sealed the Baltimore Orioles World Series championship dream with a very impressive outing.

In Game 5 of the match-up, Murray and his Orioles entered the game with a 3-1 lead over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Murray proceeded to go 3-for-4 on the night while scoring 2 runs, driving in 3, and crushing 2 monster home runs.  It was his offense that was the difference, as the O’s blanked the Phillies 5-0 en route to their World Series title.

A classic performance by one of the game’s greatest hitters!

Happy Anniversary Mr. Murray!!!

Eddie Murray 1998 Upper Deck Collector’s Choice ‘Cover Glory’

Eddie Murray 1998 Upper Deck Collector’s Choice ‘Cover Glory’

I’m not sure how many magazine covers Eddie Murray has been on over the course of his major league career, but this is a neat theme to take to the baseball card world – even if he is sporting an Angels uniform…

Have a look:



This card is from the 1998 Upper Deck Collector’s Choice set and is part of the subset tagged as ‘Cover Glory’.  The magazine cover theme is really neat, though I do wish that they filled in the empty space a bit better with some more sub-headlines.  But other than that, this card is a winner.

Eddie Murray 1985 Drake’s Big Hitters

Eddie Murray 1985 Drake’s Big Hitters

Oh yeah, another great 1980’s oddball card for my blossoming Eddie Murray player collection.

Eddie was a huge star for the Orioles during the decade of the 80’s and he was often chosen in many limited edition and limited print sets.

The benefit of that?

Great, extra, cards for your collection that extend well beyond the flagship issues that were pumped out.

This is Murray’s card from the 1985 Drake’s Big Hitters baseball card set:



The set consists of just 44 card, with Murray’s card being number 21.  Cards were inserted into specially marked boxes of Drake’s snack cakes.

I know that I had my share of these as a kid in 1985.  I liked the cakes, but I loved the cards!!!

Eddie Murray 1987 Donruss Opening Day

Eddie Murray 1987 Donruss Opening Day

Oh, yeah!  I love these Maroon-colored baseball cards from 1987.

The Opening Day set from Donruss was one of my favorites from the 1987 season.  I loved the thought of a set that carried this kind of theme, and I made collecting the complete set and extras for my player collections as priority back in ’87.

This is the Eddie Murray card from the set:



As for Murray’s performance on Opening Day of ’87, Murray went 1-for-4 on the day with a single off of Rangers’ pitcher Charlie Hough.  The Orioles won the game, and their home opener, 2-1.

Eddie Murray 1987 Fleer Record Setters

Eddie Murray 1987 Fleer Record Setters

Here is a very neat card of Eddie Murray that was issued in 1987.  The card comes from the limited edition ‘Record Setters’ set that was sold as a complete box set that consisted of 44 cards.

This set was limited to exclusive sales at Eckerd’s Pharmacy in 1987, but as soon as they were released, singles were everywhere as many of these sets were ripped open by collectors and fans.

Here is the card of Eddie Murray from the set:



I love it.  A nice and tight shot of Eddie as he is apparently looking to his dugout for ‘the sign’.  My guess is that the sign he received was ‘Let it rip’.

Eddie Murray 1991 Donruss MVP = My First Dodgers Card Of Eddie Murray

Eddie Murray 1991 Donruss MVP = My First Dodgers Card Of Eddie Murray

Well, it was bound to happen…

I have finally landed a non-Orioles card of Eddie Murray in my collection.  Prior to this card, all cards featured the Black and Orange of the Orioles team colors.

And now, I have a card that contains ‘Dodger Blue’ too.

This card is from the 1991 Donruss baseball card set, and is in the ‘MVP’ subset.



As you can see, the card features a sweet ‘MVP’ logo as the feature of the background of the graphics package.

And while many probably only recall Murray’s MVP-productivity while with the O’s, he had four tremendous seasons with the Dodgers.  The LA numbers – .278 average, 483 hits in 477 games played, 74 doubles, 65 home runs, 231 runs scored, and 282 RBI.

1996 HEADLINE – Eddie Murray Joins The 3,000/500 Club!!!

1996 HEADLINE – Eddie Murray Joins The 3,000/5oo Club!!!

On this day in 1996, Eddie Murray became the 3rd member of the 3,000 hits/500 home run club!!!

Of all of the offensive stats that are recognized in the baseball world, I find the combination of the 3,000 hits and 500 home runs stats to be the perfect combination resulting in a complete offensive threat.

So on this day, Eddie Murray joined Willie Mays and Hank Aaron in the most elite and exclusive club in baseball.  His entry into this club helps stake his claim as one of the greatest offensive players to ever play the game of baseball.

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary Eddie Murray!!!