1976 Hostess Joe Morgan; Weigh-in #16

A lot of people seem to have violent reactions when Joe Morgan appears on TV.  All I know is that in Wiffleball games my friends and I used to imitate the way he’d flap his back arm while waiting for a pitch.

Interesting Joe Morgan fact:  He finished second in 1965 NL Rookie Of the Year voting to Jim Lefebvre.  Lefebvre did make the 1966 All-Star team and played 8 years for the Dodgers, but I think it’s safe to say that Joe Morgan had the better career.

As with many National League baseball cards of the 1970’s, this photo was taken at Shea Stadium.  I still kinda miss Shea, even though I hadn’t been there since the late 1990’s.  It’s kinda sad in a way that I’ve been to 8 different major league stadiums and only 3 of them are still standing:  Camden Yards, Skydome (OK, fine, “Rogers Center”) & Nationals Park.


I thought I’d have improved numbers this week because I’ve been going through my 1990’s hockey cards and I’m nearly ready to remove most of them from my collection and into my “out box”, but I’m not quite there yet.  Next week’s numbers should reflect phase 1 of the Great Hockey Purge.

Numbers for this week:

Cards coming into the house:  108 (Bought a rack pack and hanger pack of 2012 Topps)

Cards leaving the house:  2 (2 Golden Giveaway code cards went into the recycling)

Cards entering the collection:  0 (My 2012 cards are in limbo while I try to get my card-tracking Access database into “production”).

Cards leaving the collection:  0

Cards moving from inbound to outbound without entering the collection:  35

To date:

Net change in the collection: -161

Net change to the # of cards in the house:  -3514