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Joe Morgan
(b. September 19, 1943 - )
Where Joe Morgan played, championships followed. After leading Cincinnati's "Big Red Machine" of the mid-1970s to two World Series victories, Morgan led the 1980 Astros to a division title. He then helped Philadelphia capture the pennant in 1983. "Little Joe" won back-to-back NL MVP awards in 1975 and '76. Only 5'7", he had 268 career homers, 689 stolen bases, 1,133 RBI, 1,650 runs, and 1,865 walks.
Inducted in 1990
1968 Topps Joe Morgan #144 PSA 9 MINT
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Comments: This is the card that started it all - the first of my many HOF portraits. I was at a card show off Colfax and Wadsworth - need to find the exact location/place one of these days. I remember walking the show floor and deciding to dive into collecting Hall of Famers. I had been collecting modern or Rookie Cards since 1991, primarily buying 1992-1995 Bowman singles in bulk and selling them off for profit. But, it was time to collect something more historical and sustainable. I spotted a 1968 Topps Joe Morgan at Brian Drent's table (Owner: Mile High Card Co.) and decided to buy it. The modern card selloff continued. Within two years values tanked and I wasn't burned. Soon thereafter, the '68 Morgan was submitted to PSA and graded NM-MT. Grading wasn't big yet. The PSA 8 was sold in December 2003. A month later I won this PSA 9 from seller Vinny Ho on eBay. This card will always be pretty special for me.
Card Details Below:  
Year(s): 1968
ACC Set Designation:
Set Name: Topps
Country: United States
Example 1968 Topps Wax Pack
Example 1968 Topps Rack Pack