Today I post a 1977 nickname card first, a vertical design for all-time second baseman Joe Morgan, who was “Mr. All-World” at the time this card would have come out in the Spring of 1977:
What else could Morgan have accomplished by 1977?! The reigning two-time
MVP led his “Big Red Machine” Cincinnati Reds to two straight World
Series wins in 1975 & 1976, took home his third straight Gold Glove
Award, was RIPPED OFF a Rookie of the Year Award back in 1965 (look it
up), and was well on his way to the Hall of Fame.
His 1976 season was the stuff of legend at the time: a .320 batting
average, 27 homers, 111 runs batted in, 113 runs scored and 114 base on
balls, leading his league in On-Base-Percentage and Slugging while
claiming a spot on his seventh National League All-Star team.
The man was a machine!
Nothing “little” about his play, as a matter of fact he was a GIANT of the game through the decade!