Sunday, December 14, 2014

MISSING IN ACTION-"IN ACTION" #18: 1972 JOE MORGAN

Let's go and give perhaps the most exciting player in baseball during the 1970's an "In Action" card in the 1972 Topps set, Joe Morgan:


Morgan was already settled in as one of the best young players in the game by the time 1972 rolled around, and while I was tempted to show him as a Cincinnati Reds player, I wanted to stick to the Topps format and have him as a Houston Astro.
As we all know, he was traded to the Reds before the 1972 season, leading to the "Big Red Machine", two championships, and eventual Hall of Fame induction.
What a team: Morgan, Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, Ken Griffey, Dave Concepcion, George Foster and Tony Perez, et al.
But I'll always wonder what kind of dynamic duo Morgan and Cesar Cedeno could have been if Morgan wasn't traded.
Could have been incredible…

3 comments:

  1. Never gave it a thought that he didn't have an in action card. His career started for me with the 72 traded card lol. Topps really blew it with what should have been a great subset. Too many misses and omissions. Well done Gio.

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  2. If you had made him a Red I wouldn't have looked twice. Good call and great pic.

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  3. At some point you will have to post all the 72 in action cards together as a set. Great card as always

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