Monday, October 31, 2011

1985 joe morgan

joe morgan announced his retirement from the game prior to the 1985 season. here's his 1985 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
this is the third 'announced his retirement' text variation in the 1985 set (the others are bob watson and greg luzinski). morgan had returned home to oakland for the 1984 season in which he recorded his 2500th hit and 1100th rbi. he hit .244 on the year, playing in 116 games as a second baseman and sometimes dh. shortly after he announced his retirement, morgan revealed that he would become an announcer for some cincinnati reds games, which paved the way for the eventual establishment of one of my favorite websites.

voici à vous, 1985 joe morgan!

1 comment:

  1. That's gotta be one of the coolest OPC cards ever. You've got a HOFer, and it says "announced his retirement". Personally, I love it!