It's New Year's Eve and I'm sneaking in one last post for 2017. My next Sportlots subject is one of my supercollection guys, Hal Morris:
Yep, that signature belongs to a different Morris: newly-minted Tigers HOF pitcher Jack! The error went uncorrected.
We continue that year with cards from Donruss' Top of the Order game, one of Leaf's coolest base sets, and an insert from that same product, 300 Club. Hal indeed hit .313 from 1988-94 with a career high .340 in 1990, his first season with the Reds. He'd finish his career at .304 over 13 seasons, during which he eclipsed the .300 mark six times.
Then '96 begins with a nice bunch that includes another Collector's Choice Gold Signature knocked off; the artistically framed Emotion-XL, Flair, and Fleer. The latter is, of course, part my favorite two-year run of Fleer's flagship product thanks to the matte finish and excellent overall design.
It's a very eclectic start to 1997 (which is 20 years ago for a bit longer!) with Bowman's International parallel and base cards from Fleer's Circa and Leaf.
Then we can move on to what's about to be 20 years ago very soon! That's the year Hal joined the Royals for just a season before returning to the Reds.
Pacific is a big part of this can with cards from Aurora, Online (and its Red parallel) and Revolution. Online was such a weird product and it's a huge pain in the ass trying to find the Web Cards and Winners versions!
Pinnacle's not terribly useful Plus product is the only example from that brand, and then we finish with a couple Topps issues: an Inaugural Diamondbacks version of the base flagship card and then the Silver version of Morris' appearance in Stars (#3900/4399).
We'll go small ball for the final cards: Topps Micros from 1991-93, and a 1999 Private Stock PS-206 mini.
In all I added an excellent 96 cards to my Morris PC, 95 of which went towards his checklist to give me 254 of the 359 I have listed (about 70%), and 260 total issues. This was a very productive purchase when it came to his collection!
With all of that out of the way, happy new year to each of you who read and follow, and may your year of collecting in 2018 be a great one!