Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Top 5 Hall of Fame: Jack Morris

Next Sunday, the Hall of Fame will induct an amazing 6 new members into its hallowed halls. In honor of this event, I'm going to do a daily series this week showing off my 5 favorite cards in my collection for each player.

Today, we look at Alan Trammell's long time Tiger teammate and fellow Veteran's Committee inductee, Jack Morris. These cards will be listed in chronological order, so you may appreciate the steady growth of one of baseball's great mustaches!

1978 Topps #703 Rookie Pitchers

We of course have to start out with Morris's rookie card. Look at that wisp of a mustache - so young, so much promise!

1982 Topps #556 Jack Morris (AS)

Flash forward four years, and young Jack has himself an All-Star mustache! The shape is set, although it's still a little on the light side...

1988 Topps #340 Jack Morris

That's more like it! This is a crumb-duster worthy of greatness! Jack can just lean back and let the hirsute magic do all the work.

1992 Score #798 Jack Morris (HL)

Like the biblical Sampson, Jack's 'stache was the source of his power! John Smoltz and the Braves were at the mercy of his follicle fury during the 1991 World Series!

1993 Topps #185 Jack Morris

We wrap up this tribute to Jack's amazing flavor-saver with undeniable proof that the man had great hair on top in addition to above the lip!

Congratulation Jack! You and your mustache are truly Hall of Fame worthy!

1 comment:

  1. Nice '78T rookie card. It's pretty cool (or maybe it's sad) that you can find copies for under a buck on COMC. A vintage rookie card of a HOFer for under a buck. Insane.