Thursday, November 20, 2014

#352 - Joe Morgan

What a card: This is Joe Morgan's final Topps card (along with the record-breaker card). He retired after the 1984 season, yet was given a card in the set.

My observation on the front: Donut cameo!

More opinion from me: Well other than the fact that Morgan still pisses me off, this is a pretty nice farewell photo for Morgan. He's taking his bat (and donut) and going home. See you in the broadcast booth, losers.

Something you might know: Morgan won back-to-back MVP awards in 1975 and 1976 to become the seventh of the 13 players who have won back-to-back MVP honors.

Something you might not know: Morgan played dominoes during his baseball career because he thought the same attributes needed to succeed in dominoes -- concentration and memory -- were important in baseball, too.

My observation on the back: Complete career stats!

The blog wants to speak now: Been stuck on the Pop Culture tab lately. It's updated again.


steelehere said...

As a kid, I was always confused when a sure-fire Hall of Famer had a card that didn't end in a 0 or a 5 after they had established themselves. It would seem Joe should have been given a lifetime membership to this 5/0 club by 1985.

jacobmrley said...

The only thing that pisses me off about Joe Morgan is how can someone who knew how to play baseball so well not be able to translate that knowledge to broadcasting and color commentary. That line about the dominoes pisses me off all the more: that is an excellent observation; why could he never say something that astute while on the air for 20-odd years.