Best of the best, the theory of ‘5’…

The ‘5s seem to rule the rookie card world. Look back several decades to see what I mean.

1975, no fewer than three HOFers have rookie cards, Gary Carter, George Brett and Robin Yount. Also the rookie card of legit super star Keith Hernandez.
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1985, one HOFer in Kirby but two others guys that are legit HOF contenders in McGwire and Rodger Clemmens. You also get Dwight Gooden, Oral Hershieser, Eric Davis and Brett Saberhagen.
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1995, Andrew Jones and Vlad are stars and may have shots at the HOF. This year is honestly a little weak.
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2005, the biggest rookie year in a long time. Ryan Braun, Jacoby Ellsbery, Jared Weaver, Ryan Zimmerman, Justin Verlander, Ian Kinsler, Carlos Gonzolez, Troy Tulowitzky and a mess of guys that may yet be stars.
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In the case of ’75, ’85 and ’05 I would say these three sets represent the most rookies star heavy of their given decades. I smell conspiracy.

If I was you I would start pre-ordering 2015 sets, just saying.

-K-

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2 responses to “Best of the best, the theory of ‘5’…

  1. In 95, you also have Scott Rolen who has a better shot at the hall than Jones IMO. You also have Chris Carpenter.

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