Here’s a “Dedicated Rookie” card for former all-star Pedro Guerrero, who at one point was one of the most potent bats in the National League in the early 1980’s while with the Los Angeles Dodgers:
As we all know Pedro appeared as one of three players on those God-awful black-and-white rookie cards in the 1979 set.
Since he went on to be such a monster of a batter in the 1980’s I figured he deserved a dedicated card.
Guerrero put together a very nice 15-year career in the big leagues,
with five all-star berths and four top-4 finishes in MVP voting.
Between 1982 and 1985 he was a beast, racking up the MVP votes while
averaging over .300 at the plate with three 30-home run campaigns, two
100-RBI seasons and even two 20+ stolen base showings to his credit.
Then when the Dodgers figured he was washed up, he moves on to St. Louis
and puts in another all-star year in 1989 when he hit .311 with 17
homers and 117 runs batted in along with a league-leading 42 doubles,
earning him a third-place finish in MVP voting.
By the time he retired after the 1992 season he finished with 215 homers
and a .300 batting average with 1618 hits over 5392 at-bats.