Category Archives: Joe Morgan Collection

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!



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..


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.



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:



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:



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!!

Joe Morgan 2014 Topps ‘All Rookie Cup Team’

Joe Morgan 2014 Topps ‘All Rookie Cup Team’

Yes, I am going after this full 10-card set, but this guy is going right into my Joe Morgan player collection.



I really like the card design of this set, and the vintage, and era-appropriate logos used on the card are very nice graphic elements.

I cannot wait to get this subset-build underway!!


Joe Morgan 2004 Upper Deck Timeless Teams – Memorable Moments – 1975

Joe Morgan 2004 Upper Deck Timeless Teams – Memorable Moments – 1975

I’m not too sure about this one…


Just way too washed out for my liking.  And not a single splash of color.

Sorry Mr. Morgan, I know it is not your fault, but – NEXT!!!

Joe Morgan 2004 Upper Deck Timeless Teams – 1976

Joe Morgan 2004 Upper Deck Timeless Teams – 1976

I have a handful of cards from this set.

From Frank Robinson to Jim Palmer to Fergie Jenkins.

And while I enjoy owning then and keeping them in some of my favorite player collections, there is no doubting that this card of Mr. Joe Morgan is the most fun-loving card from the set that I have pulled thus far.

Have a look:




Joe Morgan was such a dynamic player, especially while with the Reds.  His ability to affect the game in a number of ways made him an elite player and an excellent spark plug for ‘The Big Red Machine’.

I have no idea why Morgan is smiling the way that he is in this shot, but it is nice to see it captured for all of us to enjoy on as baseball card.

Joe Morgan 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen – Alternate Image Mini

Joe Morgan 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen – Alternate Image Mini

I am going to get there, but it may just take me a bit longer…

My ‘Joe Morgan 2013 GQ Rainbow’ is slowly inching closer to the finish line.

Among the cards in the set, the Morgan rainbow has an ‘extra’ – the alternate image mini.

And here it is!




I love the action that Topps gave up with this shot.  And to be honest, I would love to see a full-sized card of this same shot to see what the full picture could offer.

Though I doubt that it could look much better than this one…  It is N-I-C-E!!

Joe Morgan 1982 KMart 20th Anniversary MVP Series – 1975 NL MVP

Joe Morgan 1982 KMart 20th Anniversary MVP Series – 1975 NL MVP

Since grabbing the KMart card of Joe Morgan that celebrates his 1976 NL MVP Award, it was just natural to want to go after the one that honored his ’75 award as well.

And it did not take me long to find it.  And for a great price too!

I paid just $0.18 for this bad-boy and now I have the perfect complement to the sister-card.



Now I just need to get the card featured on this one – so I can have it for my 1975 Topps set build.