Eddie Murray Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Eddie Murray

Date of Birth: 2/24/1956
Rookie Card Year: 1978
Investment Rating: 7.5


Overview

Only a small handful of players in Major League Baseball history have amassed 500 or more home runs and 3,000 hits. Eddie Murray is one them. As a result, Eddie Murray cards and autographed memorabilia have a captive collecting base, even if prices are a little softer than other players from his era.

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003, it gave Murray's career a nice bookend to pair with his Rookie of the Year Award in 1977. The eight-time All-Star put together an impressive resume during his illustrious career that included a World Series Championship.

Eddie Murray has two rookie cards that are found in 1978 O-Pee-Chee and 1978 Topps Baseball. High-grade examples of each card can be very difficult to find with very few receiving 10s to date. As a result, Eddie Murray's rookie cards command a sizable premium in such condition.

In addition to his rookie cards, Murray has two food issues that are also popular, 1978 Hostess and 1978 Kellogg's. The Kellogg's release, in particular, is highly collectible because unlike some food issues of the era, these cards are fully licensed showing Murray in full uniform complete with team logos and colors.

Murray's first certified autograph cards can be found in 1997 SPx and 1997 Donruss Signature Series. In 1999, Upper Deck produced Murray's first memorabilia cards as part of their Piece of History and Century Legends sets. He has both a bat card, as part of the 500 Home Run Club subset, which is limited to 350 copies and a jersey card as part of the Jerseys of the Century subset.

Eddie Murray's autographed memorabilia remains in strong demand despite being a fairly regular signer at sports collectibles conventions around the country. Single- and multi-signed baseballs and bats are among common items he is asked to sign as collectors add him to their respective club collections for both 3,000 Hits and 500 Home Runs.

Eddie Murray Rookie Card

1978 O-Pee-Chee Eddie Murray RC #36

1978 O Pee Chee Eddie Murray RC 210x300 Image

There's not much that separates the O-Pee-Chee Eddie Murray rookie card from its Topps counterpart other than the bilingual text on the back. It's also tougher to find. In typical O-Pee-Chee fashion, edges and centering are major issues when it comes to condition.

1978 Topps Eddie Murray RC #36

1978 Topps Eddie Murray RC 212x300 Image

The design of the 1978 Topps Baseball set is a classic due to its simplicity. Collectors are fortunate that Murray doesn't share his rookie card with any other players. The card has the added benefit of the Topps All-Star Rookie trophy.

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1979 Topps EDDIE MURRAY card # 640 *card 1*
$9.60
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1979 Topps EDDIE MURRAY card # 640 *card 2*
$9.60
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1979 Topps EDDIE MURRAY card # 640 *card 3*
$9.60
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1984 DONRUSS #22 EDDIE MURRAY DK - STEELE PSA 9 MINT NQ TOUGH 1 45 10^
$12.49
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1978 Topps - Eddie Murray RC - Rookie Card #36
$31.04
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18x 1988 Star Company Eddie Murray Orioles GLOSSY 12-Card Baseball Sets *JMG
$19.99
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52x 1988 Star Company Eddie Murray Orioles GLOSSY 12-Card Baseball Sets *JMF
$39.99
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51x 1988 Star Company Eddie Murray Orioles GLOSSY 12-Card Baseball Sets *JMQ
$39.99
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2011 Topps Linear Lineage Eddie Murray Game Used. 1975 Mini Design.
$5.99
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1978 topps baseball cello pack Eddie Murray on tops great centering
$380.00
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Authentic 1978 Eddie Murray Rookie Card #36 Baltimore Orioles VG+ EX Free ship
$19.95
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1990 Classic Update Baseball Card #T37 Eddie Murray Lot Of 100 Cards B8933
$27.77
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1978 Eddie Murray Topps Baseball Card #36- Near Mint
$20.00
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1981 Topps Original Unopened Superstar Photo Cards Eddie Murray Dave Kingman
$5.00
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1985 TOPPS MINI # 700 EDDIE MURRAY HOFer BGS 6 ( 1 OF 100 ) RARE *
$260.00
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2012 SPORTKINGS SERIES E GOLD AUTOGRAPH - EDDIE MURRAY - LIMITED TO 10!!!!
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Autograph Guide

Eddie Murray Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Eddie Murray's authentic signature looks like. This can be used as a first point of reference for determining the legitimacy of autograph memorabilia, but is not a substitute for having your items authenticated by a well-respected professional autograph authentication companySome of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Steiner, Mounted Memories and Tristar. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Eddie Murray Cut Signature Exemplar

Eddie Murray Signature Example Image

Eddie Murray Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Eddie Murray signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. A very easy to read and legible signature in standard cursive.
  2. The "letters "E" and "M" are over-sized.
  3. The "E" looks like a backwards "3" with each line equal in length.
  4. Fully closed loops are present on the letters "d."
  5. The "i" is dotted and the "e" sometimes is open depending on the writing instrument used.
  6. The "M" has rounded humps and vertical lines equal in length.
  7. The "a" is closed  and the "y" has a small tail that forms a loop.

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Eddie Murray psa dna signed 1981 Donruss #112 slabbed HOF Orioles
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ORIOLES EDDIE MURRAY HOF 2003 SIGNED AUTHENTIC 16X20 PHOTO JSA #W155597
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ORIOLES EDDIE MURRAY HOF 2003 SIGNED AUTHENTIC 16X20 PHOTO JSA #W119493
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EDDIE MURRAY SIGNED ORIGINAL MINT PHOTO PSA DNA SLABBED AUTOGRAPH HOF
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EDDIE MURRAY Signed Baltimore Orioles 10x Stat inscription Jersey PSA DNA COA
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EDDIE MURRAY Signed Baltimore Orioles 10x Stat inscription Jersey PSA DNA COA 1
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EDDIE MURRAY Signed 10x STAT Inscription Autograph Baseball PSA DNA COA Auto
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EDDIE MURRAY Signed Baltimore Orioles 10x Stat inscription Helmet PSA DNA COA
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1977 Baltimore Orioles JSA Team Signed Baseball Eddie Murray RC Signature Brooks
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EDDIE MURRAY AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 1984 TOPPS CARD #240 - PSA DNA CERTIFIED
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Framed Signed L.A. Dodgers Eddie Murray 8x10 Photo collage JSA COA
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EDDIE MURRAY EARLY SIG SIGNED OAL BALL AUTO BASEBALL HOF PSA DNAE
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EDDIE MURRAY NEW YORK METS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8X10 PHOTO JSA COA #J56997
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EDDIE MURRAY JSA CERTED SIGNED 3X5 INDEX CARD AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
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EDDIE MURRAY AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED OML BASEBALL BALTIMORE ORIOLES w HOF 2003 JSA
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Eddie Murray Signed Autograph Baseball Photo Poster JSA
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