Some years there are several players entering Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame. This wasn't one of those years. Instead, only two players received the sport's highest honor, Fred McGriff and Scott Rolen.

It is interesting that McGriff and Rolen will be entering the Hall together as over the course of their careers, both players were criminally underrated. And that lack of recognition allows hobbyists to pick up some of their best cards at affordable rates. Below are some of the best options.

Fred McGriff 1986 Leaf 

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Fred McGriff was initially drafted by the New York Yankees in 1981. Unfortunately for the future star, New York already had a promising First Base prospect in Don Mattingly. The Yankees decided the best course of action would be to trade McGriff to the Toronto Blue Jays. The move, conducted in 1982, would go down as one of the worst in franchise history.

McGriff would rapidly become a star in Canada. In 1989, he would have his best year for the Blue Jays, leading the American League in home runs with 36. He also won the Silver Slugger Award. McGriff's 1986 Leaf card is his best rookie, due to scarcity. A PSA 10 copy of the card sells for more than $1,000.

Scott Rolen 1995 Bowman Foil 

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Growing up in Jasper, Indiana, Scott Rolen wasn't just a star baseball player in high school, he was a star basketball player as well. In fact, he accepted a basketball scholarship to the University of Georgia. Undeterred, the Phillies selected the third baseman in the second round of the 1993 MLB Draft.

Eventually, Philadelphia was able to convince Rolen to concentrate solely on baseball. He made the right decision. Rolen would go on to win the 1997 Rookie of the Year Award and several Gold Gloves. Rolen's key rookie card, the 1995 Bowman foil, sells for over $100 in PSA 9 condition.

Fred McGriff 1995 Topps Finest

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In 1990, McGriff was traded to the San Diego Padres in a deal where the Blue Jays received Roberto Alomar and Joe Carter. The first baseman continued to be a star in San Diego, but the team was not competitive. As a result, McGriff was traded to the Atlanta Braves in the summer of 1993.

McGriff continued to be one of the best players in the National League and the Braves were a top team. In 1995, McGriff helped lead Atlanta to a World Series Title. The 1995 Topps Finest card is one of the most popular cards to feature the first baseman in a Braves uniform and can sell anywhere from $50-$600 depending on grade and variant.

Scott Rolen 2004 Topps Heritage Auto 

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While he became a star for the Phillies, Rolen wasn't happy with the direction of the franchise and asked for a trade. The Phillies honored his wishes by sending him to the St. Louis Cardinals in 2002. Rolen would become a perennial All-Star in St. Louis.

The third baseman won his first and only World Series championship with the Cardinals in 2006. He also chose to wear a Cardinals hat on is Hall of Fame plaque rather than a Phillies hat. One of his coolest cards in a St. Louis uniform is his Topps Heritage 2004 autographed card which sells for around $100.

Fred McGriff/Tino Martinez 2000 Stadium Club Co-Signers 

Fred McGriff finished out his career in his hometown with the Tampa Bay Rays. Like McGriff, then Yankees star Tino Martinez had attended Jefferson High School. The two players were commemorated on this card in the 2000 Topps Stadium Club set.

There are many cards out there autographed by McGriff and it is up to the collector which one they want to add to their collection. Prices can vary wildly depending on the condition and rarity of the issue.

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