Topps 1984 Darryl Strawberry Rookie Card 879187 Reviews
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Topps 1984 Darryl Strawberry Rookie Card 879187

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"The Straw That Stirred The Drink!"

Dec 14, 2003
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Pros:The 1984 Topps rookie of Strawberry was once one of the hottest around.

Cons:Life filled with many mistakes ruined a promising career and now he has retired.

The Bottom Line: This card once symbolized hope and dreams for many baseball fans but now it shows what could have been.


I was stumbling around Epinions and happened to come across this category and since I own four of these cards, I thought it was appropriate that I write this review. I acquired my Darryl Strawberry baseball cards not through a dealer but the old fashioned way, buying packs of baseball cards. Now a days, the baseball card industry has become so specialized that the popularity of packs of baseball cards has diminished very much. Now, special inserts and flashy cards are the "flavor of the month" if you will.

The Card

At one time, the 1984 Topps rookie of Strawberry was worth upwards of $20.00 when he was one of the true superstars of the game. This card was one of the hottest around, and appeared numerous times on the popular lists put out by Beckett's for cards that are desirous among collectors. Unfortunately, a life filled with many mistakes by him, ruined a once promising career and now he has retired from the game. The card is worth around $5.00 on the market now.

This review however is more about the man himself. Darryl Strawberry was one of my baseball heroes growing up, he was the hope of a generation of young baseball fans who expected him to become one of the greatest players of all time; a baseball Hall of Famer in Cooperstown. This player was extremely popular among Met fans. In fact, he had his own day at Shea Stadium in 1985, called Strawberry Sunday where every fan ( including me ) received a little Met helmet with a strawberry ice cream sundae inside.

Summary

This player could have been one of the all time greats in the history of the game but a life filled with substance abuse brought it to a premature and depressing end and this card as result suffered too.


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