Category Archives: Joe Morgan Collection

Joe Morgan 2000 Topps Stars

Joe Morgan 2000 Topps Stars

I did a thorough shopping trip on Sportlots.com and found one seller that had a handful of Joe Morgan baseball cards that I ‘did not’ have in my collection.

You see that I said, ‘did not’.  That is because I scooped them up.  All of them!

The majority of the cards are from the very early 2000′s – and each of them was purchased ‘blind’.

I’ll unveil the cards over the next few weeks.  This is card #1:

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This card comes from the 2000 Topps ‘Topps Stars’ set.  It is done primarily in Sepia tones and has a double-image look.

Certainly not the best looking card of Joe Morgan that I have scored as of late, but another card for the collection none-the-less.

Baseball Card Show Purchase #5 – Joe Morgan 1985 Leaf Base Card

Baseball Card Show Purchase #5 – Joe Morgan 1985 Leaf Base Card

I picked up all of my singles from the card show from just one dealer.  Each card I bought cost me just ten cents each, and I was able to mix in a nice variety of players that I collect, both modern and vintage cards.

The oldest card I scored is one of my favorite second baseman of all-time, Hall of Famer Joe Morgan.

The card is from the Leaf brand and was issued in 1985.  I have had the Donruss card in my collection for years, but I never opted to go after the sister-Leaf version.

But, for just ten cents, you cannot go wrong.  So, I scooped up the card and now I have another vintage beauty for my Joe Morgan collection.

Here is the card:

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The lone difference on the front of the card as compared to the Donruss one that I already own is the Green Leaf logo in the upper-left hand corner.

Joe Morgan 2014 Donruss ‘Power Plus’

Joe Morgan 2014 Donruss ‘Power Plus’

This is the third ‘Power Plus’ card I have picked up from the 2014 Donruss set.  The first card I scored was the card of Bryce Harper, and then I followed that up with the purchase of the Andrew McCutchen card from the subset.

And now, it is Mr. Joe Morgan’s turn!

And it is nice.

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As you can see, the card features two images of the player – one playing offense, and one playing defense.  Joe Morgan was super at both, and I am very happy to have found his name on the checklist of this subset.

Yes, the card may offer a cheap version of the 1985 Donruss border, but this is actually a ‘bright spot’ from the 2014 Donruss set that was full of a lot of dull spots…

Joe Morgan 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen – Mini

Joe Morgan 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen – Mini

This is the second card of Joe Morgan that I have grabbed from the newly released 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen baseball card set.

This is the mini version of the base card:

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Morgan has a few more for me to go after.  And now, with his mini out of the way, I am ready to chase the rest of them.

Sound good you ‘Lil Joe’??

 

Joe Morgan 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen – Base

Joe Morgan 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen – Base

Picking up new cards of Joe Morgan for my player collection has been a ‘slow-go’ as of late as he has not been inserted into as many 2014 issues as he has been in the last few years.

So, I was very happy to find Mr.Morgan’s name on the 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen checklist as this would give me the chance to pick up a few new cards of my favorite 2nd baseman of all-time.

And of course, I started with the base card.

Have a look:

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While I like the card, and I have always been a fan of cards that show players either standing or kneeling in the on-deck circle, I wish that he was not looking directly at the camera as this confirms he is posing versus having the shot as an ‘in-game’ picture.

Still, I do like it and the colors are fantastic!

Hopefully I am able to add the others of Morgan rather quickly…  Stay tuned.

Joe Morgan 2010 Topps Pro Debut – Hall Of Fame Stars

Joe Morgan 2010 Topps Pro Debut – Hall Of Fame Stars

Now, here is a neat one!

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This card comes from the 2010 Topps Pro Debut ‘Hall of Fame Stars’ subset.  The set features major league Hall of Famers in their minor league uniforms.

And as you can see above, Joe Morgan was once a member of the Durham Bulls.

I love cards like this and I will give just about anything to have more – especially one of Andre Dawson in his old Denver Bears uniform.

Come on Topps, bring it to the people!!

Joe Morgan 2014 Topps ’89 Mini Die-Cut

Joe Morgan 2014 Topps ’89 Mini Die-Cut

You have no idea how excited I was to see Joe Morgan’s name on the 1989 Mini Die Cut checklist from this year’s flagship release.

I love seeing legends presented on card designs that they were not originally a part of – and Morgan on the 1989 design qualifies.

So, I shopped and shopped as soon as the set was released.  And I was able to land one at a pretty affordable price.

It’s just too bad that the card uses an image we have seen too many times..

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Do I like it?  Yes.

Would I like it even more if the card featured a new image or one that is not used as often as this one?  Yes, Yes, Yes.

Joe Morgan 2003 Fleer ‘Fall Classic’

Joe Morgan 2003 Fleer ‘Fall Classic’

There he is – the 1975 & 1976 NL MVP, Mr. Joe Morgan!!

And I love this card of him from the 2003 Fleer Classic baseball card set.

The set celebrates the great heroes of the postseason, and Mr. Morgan is certainly one of them.

While the batting average may not show it, Morgan delivered during World Series play in a very productive way.  In 23 career games, Morgan delivered 20 hits – with 9 of them being for extra bases.  He had 4 doubles, 2 triples, and 3 home runs.

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Go Get ‘Em Joe!

Joe Morgan 2001 Upper Deck UD Decade – Award Winners: 1976 NL MVP

Joe Morgan 2001 Upper Deck UD Decade – Award Winners: 1976 NL MVP

I believe that with this card, I have the full assortment of Joe Morgan cards from this 2001 Upper Deck release.

‘Decades’ was a set that celebrated the heroes from the 1970 baseball season.  And for a collector like me, it is a nice way to celebrate and honor the great players from one of my favorite eras in baseball.

This one honors Joe Morgan’s 1976 NL MVP Award.

Have a look:

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I dig it!  And the UD Decades works very well with the card’s design.

I am going to have to investigate the full checklist from this set.  If I have the whole Morgan rainbow, I will show it off to you soon.

Time to do a little homework…

Joe Morgan 1984 Donruss Champions – JUMBO

Joe Morgan 1984 Donruss Champions – JUMBO

I have purposely passed on picking up this baseball card in the past simply due to it’s size and my inability to store it with the other cards in my Joe Morgan collection.

But finally, I broke down.  And I made the buy.

The card is from the 1984 Donruss Jumbo set, and the card is about the size of a standard postcard.

I like the simple look of the card, and I really like how large the image is allowed to be.

Have a look:

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Pretty nice, right?

While I would love a card like this to be of Morgan in his Reds’ uniform, I will definitely take this one too!!