Thursday, July 16, 2015
#433 - Jim Morrison
What a card: Jim Morrison had completed his third season as a utility infielder for the Pirates when this card hit packs. He was still a year away from being the Pirates' full-time third baseman, which lasted for only a little more than a season.
My observation on the front: Why there's those caps that nobody liked at the All-Star Game the other day. Although, these are designed a little more pleasantly, and had been established as a virtual Pirates' trademark at this point.
More opinion from me: Baseball-reference has Morrison playing 61 times at third in 1984 and just 26 times at second, so Topps listed the positions in proper order.
Something you might know: Morrison enjoyed a breakout season for the White Sox in 1980. He started all 162 games as Chicago's second baseman, compiled 171 hits and finished third in the AL in doubles with 40.
Something you might not know: Morrison played in the Senior Professional Baseball Association in 1989 and led the league in home runs with 17.
My observation on the back: Rusty Staub is still tied for the major league record along with Dave Philley (who did it for the Phillies, of course, in 1958).
The blog wants to speak now: The Ballgames category is updated.