The 1984 Mark McGwire rookie card by Topps. This Mark McGwire baseball card features a fresh faced McGwire in his Team USA uniform. Value of this McGwire card is around $60. Due to steroid accusations, and his BALCO involvement, it is unlikely Mark McGwire will make the hall of fame. However, he does have the numbers.
In 1998, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa were involved in a historic home run chase, to break Roger Maris’ single season record of 61. Baseball fans were enthralled by the chase, and it helped the game regain some of its popularity and luster. McGwire finished with 73, Sosa 66. Mark McGwire belted 49 homers in his first full rookie season, and was rookie of the year in 1987.
Mark McGwire finished his career with 583 home runs and 1,414 Rbi’s. He was a 12x all star, World Series champion, gold glove winner and won the home run derby in 1992. McGwire averaged a homer 1 in 10.61 at bats.
In January. 2010, McGwire admitted to using steroids to help recover from injuries. Buy the Mark McGwire rookie card here
Mark McGwire is still very active in MLB, as he now serves as hitting coach for the Dodgers.embedded by Embedded Video