Time to go and give former slugger Dale Murphy a “Dedicated Rookie” in the 1977 Topps set:
Murphy would appear in two straight multi-player rookie cards, in both the 1977 and 1978 sets.
It wasn’t until 1979 that he was finally on his own.
Of course we all know how his career would pan out: two consecutive Most
Valuable Player Awards in 1982 and 1983, seven All-Star games, five
Gold Gloves and an 18-year career that saw him slam 398 home runs while
also totaling over 2000 hits, 1100 runs scored and 1200 runs batted in.
Arguably a Hall of Fame caliber player considering the era he played in,
he never got more than 23.2% support when it came time for voting.
Still a beast in his prime...