Joe Morgan Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Joe Morgan

Date of Birth: 9/19/1943
Rookie Card Year: 1965
Investment Rating: 5.0 (Average)


Overview

As part of the famous Big Red Machine of the 1970s, Joe Morgan cards and autographed memorabilia remain staples in the hobby. His longtime career in broadcasting and vocal opinions about the politics of baseball have kept him in the public spotlight. His commentary is often inflammatory in nature, making for great debate among fans and collectors.

Joe Morgan made his MLB debut in 1963. His achievements on the field are certainly deserving of his Hall of Fame induction. He was a ten-time All-Star, two-time NL MVP and was a member of two World Series Championship teams.

Morgan's cardboard debut would be made two years later in both the 1965 Topps and O-Pee-Chee sets. He has a team-issued card from 1965 as well. Joe Morgan's first certified autograph card was issued in 1992 Upper Deck High Series Baseball. It is a dual-signed card with Johnny Bench and is hand-numbered to 2,500 copies. His first solo signature card comes from 1998 Topps Stars Rookie Reprints. In 2001, Morgan had his first memorabilia cards produced, an overwhelming 34 in total.

Joe Morgan's signature carries a premium when included on team-signed items associated with the Big Red Machine. A frequent signer at larger sports collectibles shows, there is an abundance of autographed items available on the market. Prices for his signed baseballs and bats suffer from issues of supply and demand.

Joe Morgan Rookie Card

1965 Topps Joe Morgan RC #16

1965 Topps Joe Morgan RC

Joe Morgan shares his rookie card with Sonny Jackson, a fellow Colt .45s teammate. The dull gray borders allows the team pennant to be distinct. The photographs of both players are close-up posed batting stances.

1965 O-Pee-Chee Joe Morgan RC #16 with Sonny Jackson

1965 O-Pee-Chee Joe Morgan RC

Look familiar? It is. Like virtually all O-Pee-Chee baseball sets, the overall look is the same save for the bilingual text on the back. O-Pee-Chee cards can also be tougher to find.

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1966 Topps Venezuelan #195 Joe Morgan ASTROS VG G19245 - VG
$40.00

1965 BASEBALL CARD # 16 !! JOE MORGAN R.C. BV-$75.00 GREAT CARD !!
$9.99

1984 OPC O-Pee-Chee Joe Morgan #210 PSA Mint 9 HS75
$10.00

6975* 1973 Kelloggs # 34 Joe Morgan MINT
$7.00

2003 Upper Deck Sweet Spot JOE MORGAN Patch Baseball Card
$5.00

JOE MORGAN 1974 TOPPS REDS #85 NM-MT
$6.92

JOE MORGAN 1965 Topps Rookie BVG 5 Excellent ($60) REDS Hofer AUTHENTIC
$59.99

1979 Joe Morgan Reds Phil Niekro Braves Don Baylor Hostess Panel Baseball Cards
$12.86

2004 JOE MORGAN PLAYOFF PRIME CUTS REDS SERIAL #2 8
$99.95

1979 TOPPS #20 JOE MORGAN - CINCINNATI REDS - PSA 6 EX-MT
$10.75

1965 1966 #16 #469 Joe Morgan Bobby Murcer Rookie Card Lot 2 Yankees Houston WOW
$17.99

2003 Flair Greats Classic Numbers Dual #6 Joe Morgan Pants R Sandberg 2 clr JSY
$16.99

1975 TOPPS mini BASEBALL # 180 joe morgan NM-MT+ 8.5 GRADED CARD GMA 998
$99.95

JOE MORGAN #JM Reds HOF 2 2 Made Auto Private Signings 2013 Panini Fall Heroes
$30.97

2013 MUSEUM COLLECTION #64 JOE MORGAN - CINCINNATI REDS 06314
$5.35

2012 Topps Series #1 Historical Stitches Patch "Joe Morgan" Cincinnati Reds Hot!
$19.99
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Autograph Guide

Joe Morgan Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Joe Morgan's authentic signature looks like. This can be used as a first point of reference for determining the legitimacy of autograph memorabilia, but is not a substitute for having your items authenticated by a well-respected professional autograph authentication companySome of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Steiner, Mounted Memories and Tristar. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Joe Morgan Cut Signature Exemplar

Joe Morgan Signature Example

Joe Morgan Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Joe Morgan signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. A fairly easy autograph to discern by letter.
  2. The "J"consists of a larger loop on the bottom than the top.
  3. The "o" is implied by a backward 'c" character.
  4. The "e" is legible with the loop higher than the horizontal plane.
  5. The "M" starts with a "c" loop before beginning the straight vertical line and rounded humps.
  6. The letters "o-r" are merged together in a single character that looks like an un-crossed "A."
  7. The "G" is distinct and legible with a rounded "o" loop and an elongated oval on the bottom at a 45-degree angle.
  8. The final letters "a-n" are also merged together so that only the "a" is legible.

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Joe Morgan Autographed Signed NL Baseball "HOF 90" PSA DNA #X66702
$59.00

Joe Morgan Pete Rose DUAL SIGNED 8x10 Photo Cincinnati Reds PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$185.00

Joe Morgan Autographed Signed Cincinnati Reds Jersey PSA DNA COA
$275.00

Reds HOF Joe Morgan Signed Autograph 1983 OAS All Star Baseball JSA COA
$99.99

JIM PALMER & JOE MORGAN DUAL SIGNED PHOTO BALTIMORE ORIOLES CINCINNATI REDS JSA
$65.00

Joe Morgan Signed Baseball Autograph Auto PSA DNA X92314
$49.00

Joe Morgan Signed Baseball Autograph Auto PSA DNA X92987
$49.00

**PSA DNA-MINT 9** JOE MORGAN Signed HOF Postcard-REDS+ASTROS+GIANTS+PHILLIE+A's
$59.95

JOE MORGAN SIGNED VINTAGE ONL BASE BALL CINCINNATI REDS BIG RED MACHINE ESPN JSA
$75.00

JOE MORGAN AUTOGRAPH OAL BASEBALL PSA DNA CERTIFIED AUTO SIGNED MLB
$35.99

1982-83 SF GIANTS TEAM SIGNED BASEBALL JSA LOA FRANK ROBINSON J CLARK JOE MORGAN
$20.50

PSA DNA - 1978 CINCINNATI REDS Team Signed Baseball! HOF TOM SEAVER, JOE MORGAN
$34.63

Joe Morgan SIGNED 8x10 Photo + 689 Career Stolen Bases ITP PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$60.00

Joe Morgan Signed 8x10 Photo Reds - Mounted Memories
$49.99

JOE MORGAN Signed Reds World Series Photo Matted Display w Custom Nameplate GAI
$249.00

JOE MORGAN ASTROS PSA DNA SIGNED 8X10 AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$41.00
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