1988 Fleer Superstar Specials – Card #639 – Keith Hernandez & Dale Murphy
Two of the National League’s most consistent players of the 1980s have been Keith Hernandez and Dale Murphy. Between these two superstars, they have 12 All-Star game performances.
Keith Hernandez, officially named Mets’ team captain in 1987, was selected to his fifth mid-season classic. His reputation as being a clutch hitter and defensive standout is well documented. Since 1979, Keith has compiled a .310 batting average and has averaged almost 96 runs batted in per season. There is no better fielding first baseman in baseball than Keith Hernandez.
Dale Murphy, the clean-cut superstar of the Atlanta Braves, has participated in seven of the last eight All-Star games. Dale’s 44 home runs in 1987 ranked 2nd in the National League and his 105 RBI ranked 5th. Murphy also ranked in the National League top ten in slugging percentage, on-base percentage, runs scored, and walks. In the Braves’ record book Murphy ranks 3rd behind Hank Aaron and Eddie Mathews in career home runs, total bases, and extra-base hits.