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

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

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.

Top eBay Listings

1977 BALTIMORE ORIOLES POSTCARDS EDDIE MURRAY RC HOF POP 1 PSA 8 B2471489-365
$215.99

2007 SWEET SPOT #CM-ED EDDIE MURRAY PANTS RELIC BALTIMORE ORIOLES HOF B236
$7.16

2008 SP Legendary Cuts #150 Eddie Murray 550
$8.00

2008 Topps Sterling #30 Eddie Murray 250
$5.00

2007 SWEET SPOT #CM-ME EDDIE MURRAY PANTS RELIC BALTIMORE ORIOLES HOF B236
$7.16

2008 Topps Sterling #35 Eddie Murray 250
$5.00

1978 TOPPS #36 EDDIE MURRAY [RC]
$35.00

1980 Topps Baseball #160 Eddie Murray PSA 6 EX-MT HOF
$7.99

1981 O-PEE-CHEE #39 EDDIE MURRAY Orioles HOF PSA 7 (NM) RARE & SHARP CARD! L@@K
$7.99

2014 CLASSICS EDDIE MURRAY SN# 10 99 LEGENDARY LUMBERJACKS
$5.00

2002 Fleer Authentix Tickets Baseball Card #31 Eddie Murray Career HR 500
$25.00

*Rare* 1995 Stadium Club Super Team World Series #186 Eddie Murray
$11.99

2011 Playoff Prime Cuts Emblems of the Hall Materials #17 Eddie Murray Card
$5.25

2011 Playoff Prime Cuts Emblems of the Hall Materials #17 Eddie Murray Card
$5.25

2011 Playoff Prime Cuts Emblems of the Hall Materials #17 Eddie Murray Card
$9.25

EDDIE MURRAY 1978 Topps #36 Rookie SGC 88 RC (PSA 8 equivalent) NM-MT SHARP!
$61.99
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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

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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Top eBay Listings

Eddie Murray Signed OMLB Baseball JSA Auto DA022780
$64.99

1985 donruss EDDIE MURRAY signed AUTO baseball CARD PSA DNA SLABBED
$23.99

Eddie Murray Autographed Signed Stats Jersey Baltimore Orioles JSA
$179.99

Eddie Murray Autographed Signed Stats Jersey Baltimore Orioles JSA
$179.99

Eddie Murray Signed OAL Baseball JSA Auto DA021629
$35.99

Eddie Murray Autographed Signed Official AL Baseball Orioles, Indians PSA DNA
$89.00

Eddie Murray signed autographed 1995 3000th Hit Full Ticket INSC 3000 HIT - PSA
$179.00

Eddie Murray Authentic Autographed Signed Official AL Baseball Orioles PSA DNA
$59.00

Eddie Murray Autographed Signed 1978 Topps Rookie Card Baltimore Orioles PSA DNA
$79.00

Eddie Murray Autographed Signed 1992 Donruss Card Los Angeles Dodgers PSA DNA
$39.00

Cal Ripken Jr Autograph Signed program psa dna Eddie Murray Baltimore Orioles
$199.99

Eddie Murray 1983 WS Champs Signed Baseball JSA
$299.99

Eddie Murray Signed Baseball Autograph Auto Mounted Memories *222171
$69.00

Eddie Murray Baltimore Orioles Signed Autographed 16x20 w Inscription JSA COA
$199.99

Eddie Murray Orioles Signed Autographed 16x20 Photo HOF Inscription JSA COA
$199.99

EDDIE MURRAY autographed signed Orioles orange jersey HOF 2003 JSA Witness
$135.59
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Rob is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff and co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio.He is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby.

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