Recent Royals: 2000 Topps Traded Robbie Morrison

I have very few card collections given my limited resources and space, but I did decide some time ago to begin collecting on-card Royals autographs. It’s been a blast so far trying to track these things down and this is the latest addition to my collection. To view the cards currently in the collection, take a look at the Gallery. If you have any on-card Royals autos- especially one you don’t see in that gallery there- chances are I need them so don’t hesitate to drop me a line!

All prospect autos belong in a set called "Traded" or "Update" or, better yet, "Minors"

I remember when the 1999 Traded set came out. You got an auto in every box and that seemed like magic to me. Corey Patterson and Carlos Zambrano had autos in this set and they looked great. Topps pulled the same trick in 2000 and they looked less great but still had some great names, including Miguel Cabrera. Robbie Morrison was not the guy you wanted to pull out of that box, even in 2000.

Sure, he was a 2nd round pick by the Royals but there was no buzz on this guy that I can remember. In 4 years in the Royals minor league system, he barely cracked AA. He played a year on indie ball and hung it up. As I’ve mentioned before, this is a common story in the prospecting world and (seemingly) especially in the Royals on-card auto collecting world. Every time I add a card like this to my collection, I can’t help but wonder what this guy’s full story was. All I know is that he’s from Florida, played baseball for a few years, then retired. I’d love to know what he’s doing now. What derailed his career. How he feels about professional baseball. I don’t think this is him. But who knows? I’d sure like to.

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