Morales came to the Cubs via a trade with the Padres. Glenn Beckert went west. It was a decent trade for the Cubs as Beckert's career was pretty much over, while Morales has some good years ahead of him.
After the trade, Topps switched the teams but not the pictures on the players' cards. This, despite the fact that the '74 set had a traded set. These are some very odd looking cards.
For the next three seasons Jerry started as the Cubs right fielder or center fielder. His Cub career peaked in 1977 when he was named to the National League All-Star team. After the season he was traded to the Cardinals. He then was bounced around to the Tigers and Mets before the Cubs signed him as a free agent for the 1982 season.
His second go-around saw him as a fourth or fifth outfielder and pinch hitter He was released after the 1983 season, ending his playing days.
Two things stick out in my mind regarding Morales.
One, he held his hands very high in his batting stance. The other is that he would catch a fly ball with a basket catch, his glove held at his waist.
I've got 20 cards in my Morales collection. They come from nine different companies - Topps, Donruss, Fleer, Hostess, Jewel, Burger Chef, Isalys, SSPC, and the Cubs team issued sets.