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.

Top eBay Listings

1968 Topps #144 Joe Morgan Houston Astros Baseball Card 0d4
$5.24

1972 O-Pee-Chee #132 Joe Morgan Houston Astros Baseball Card 0a6
$5.00

1969 OPC O-PEE-CHEE BASEBALL #35 JOE MORGAN EXMINT HOF ASTROS
$9.99

1976 Kellogg's 3-D Super Stars #14 Joe Morgan Cincinnati Reds Baseball Card 2j6
$9.25

2002 Fleer Greats #DD-JM1 Ryne Sandberg Joe Morgan Cincinnati Reds Card 0c6
$8.25

1965 Topps #16 Houston Rookie Stars (Joe Morgan Sonny Jackson) Colt .45's RC 1q7
$35.00

1967 Topps #337 Joe Morgan Houston Astros Baseball Card 1j2
$5.20

1971 TOPPS BASEBALL CARD #264 JOE MORGAN HOUSTON ASTROS VERY NICE PSA 6 EX-MT
$10.99

2014 Panini Hall of Fame Blue Shield Red #67 Joe Morgan 50 Cincinnati Reds 1o2
$15.24

1982 TOPPS BASEBALL CARD JOE MORGAN DEALERS LOT (11) NRMT RANGE FREE S
$7.99

2003 #MMRR Don Mattingly Joe Morgan Cal Ripken Jr Brooks Robinson READ Jr. 0f4
$49.95

1960 Topps High Grade Set Break #229 Joe Morgan
$5.99

2014 Panini Hall of Fame 75th Anniversary Crusade Dye Cut Card Joe Morgan 14 25
$19.75

2014 Topps Archives Joe Morgan #77 Reds PSA 10 GEM MINT Pop 2
$8.24

(36754) 1967 Topps 337 Joe Morgan Astros-EX
$10.75

1991 PEREZ-STEELE HOF POSTCARD #205 JOE MORGAN HOF PSA 10 B2152810-721
$14.99
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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 MLB BASEBALL REDS "BIG RED MACHINE" PSA DNA
$79.00

Joe Morgan Signed Official ONL Baseball HOF PSA DNA
$69.95

Joe Morgan Eric Young Maury Willis Signed Base PSA DNA AA35048
$99.95

JOE MORGAN autographed signed Reds white STAT jersey JSA Witness #WP000724
$85.99

Joe Morgan Autographed Signed 1981 Fleer Card PSA DNA #81811489
$39.00

Joe Morgan Autographed Signed 1982 Donruss Card PSA DNA #81811485
$39.00

Joe Morgan Autographed Signed 1984 Fleer Update Card PSA DNA #81811469
$39.00

Joe Morgan Vintage Signed Houston Astros Magazine Photo - Early Sig! (PSA DNA)
$59.00

JOE MORGAN signed MLB Baseball HOF auto ORIOLES JSA W hologram
$109.99

Joe Morgan Autographed Signed First Day Cover PSA DNA #83378386
$49.00

Joe Morgan Autographed Signed First Day Cover PSA DNA #83383712
$49.00

Joe Morgan signed HOF graded autograph 10 1965 Topps rookie card Psa slabbed #16
$499.00

Joe Morgan HOF Reds Signed Jumbo 3x5 Cut PSA DNA 10 GEM MINT Certified AUTO
$75.00

JOE MORGAN SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED GENUINE AUTHENTIC 3X5 INDEX CARD LEGEND JSA COA
$23.96

JOE MORGAN 75 76 MVP AUTO SIGNED AUTOGRAPH STAT BALL SERIES STEINER HOF MR CUB
$95.00

PSA DNA Authenicated Joe Morgan signed MLB Baseball, Plaque and Autographed Card
$79.99
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Rob is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff and co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio.He is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby.

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