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 Image

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 260x183 Image

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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1961 TOPPS #511 JOE MORGAN NM LA4164
$7.99
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1968 Topps #144 Joe Morgan NM+
$12.00
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ASTROS 1969 Topps Stamp Album (DON WILSON JOE MORGAN RUSTY STAUB JIMMY WYNN
$19.99
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2-ASTROS 1969 Topps Stamp Albums-1 is Complete(RUSTY STAUB JOE MORGAN DOUG RADER
$25.99
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JOE MORGAN - 2002 Donruss Originals What If 1980 #16 - Astros
$6.50
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JOE MORGAN - 2002 Donruss Originals What If 19878 #10 - Reds
$6.50
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1968 Topps #144 Joe Morgan
$8.00
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2009 SP Legendary Cuts Dual Jersey JOE MORGAN CHASE UTLEY
$8.99
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*2919 2001 UPPER DECK JOE MORGAN HALL OF FAMERS GAME USED BAT CARD REDS
$5.99
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Joe Morgan 1965 Topps Rookie Card DP # 16 BV $ 60
$12.99
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1974 TOPPS #85 JOE MORGAN REDS HOF PSA 9 B1850620-334
$74.99
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1974 TOPPS #85 JOE MORGAN REDS HOF PSA 8 B1850399-348
$19.99
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1961 TOPPS JOE MORGAN #511 (8.00) NM-MT F4751
$5.00
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2013 Topps Archives Joe Morgan #59 Reds PSA 10 GEM MINT
$7.19
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Joe Morgan 2010 Topps National Chicle Black Umbrella Card #250 25
$17.00
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1974 Topps All Star 2nd Basemen Rod Carew Joe Morgan #333
$5.00
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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 Image

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 (Cincinnati Reds) signed baseball w PSA COA
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JOE MORGAN SIGNED JSA CERT MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
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Joe Morgan Pete Rose DUAL SIGNED 8x10 Photo Cincinnati Reds PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$185.00
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Reds HOF Joe Morgan Signed Autograph 1983 OAS All Star Baseball JSA COA
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JIM PALMER & JOE MORGAN DUAL SIGNED PHOTO BALTIMORE ORIOLES CINCINNATI REDS JSA
$65.00
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Joe Morgan Signed Sweet Spot William White NL Baseball JSA COA L17256
$49.99
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1965 Topps Joe Morgan Rookie #16 Signed Autograph PSA DNA
$105.00
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JOE MORGAN JSA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH
$65.00
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Joe Morgan Autographed Signed Baseball JSA COA
$56.95
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JOE MORGAN SIGNED VINTAGE ONL BASE BALL CINCINNATI REDS BIG RED MACHINE ESPN JSA
$75.00
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Jim Palmer Joe Morgan Signed 10.75x14.75 Magazine Page Photo PSA DNA Auto W30049
$29.00
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Joe Morgan D. Concepcion Signed 7x6.75 Magazine Page Photo PSA DNA Auto W32019
$29.00
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JOE MORGAN AUTOGRAPH OAL BASEBALL PSA DNA CERTIFIED AUTO SIGNED MLB
$39.99
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Joe Morgan SIGNED 8x10 Photo + 689 Career Stolen Bases ITP PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$85.00
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Joe Morgan Signed 8x10 Photo Reds - Mounted Memories
$49.99
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Joe Morgan Houston Astros 1971 Topps Signed AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA
$44.99
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