Saturday, January 19, 2013

Random Topps Card of the Day: 1980 Topps #579 Charlie Moore

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Saturday, January 19, 2013:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1980 Topps #579.
  • Player Name, position, team: Charlie Moore, catcher, Milwaukee Brewers.
  • Major League Debut: September 8, 1973.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 1979 stats (Brewers): 111 G, 337 AB, 45 R, 101 H, 16 2B, 2 3B, 5 HR, 38 RBI, .300 AVG.
  • Any special information about player: Drafted by the Brewers #5th, June 1971. Bats: right. Throws: right.
  • Number of regular Topps Cards (includes regular and traded cards only): 15. This is his seventh Topps card.
  • Blurb on the back: "Had .367 Batting Average for the Brewers during May of 1978. Was credited with 11 Runs Batted In during month of June, 1978. He hits well with men on base."
  • Commentary: Charlie Moore had been around the team for so long that in the 1986 Topps set, they named him "Dean of the Brewers."  He was the fourth youngest player in the MLB in 1973 (20 years, 84 days old on the day he debuted). During the 1980 season, Charlie hit  good .291 with 2 home runs and 30 rbi's and a.699 OPS.  A good-hitting catcher, he fit in rather nicely on a team whose lineup consisting of names like Yount, Molitor, Cooper, Oglivie, and Gantner.  On October 1, he hit for the cycle in a game against the California Angels.  Defensively, he committed 4 errors in 351 chances (a great .989 fielding percentage) that year.  In 1982, the year the Brew Crew went to the World Series, Moore was one of the team's best hitters, going 9 for 26 (three of them were doubles) with two runs driven in.  In 15 seasons with Milwaukee, he appeared in 1,334 games, hit .261 with 36 home runs and 408 driven in.  He signed with the Blue Jays in the middle of the 1987 season, his last in the majors.  
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.10-$0.25.
  • How many cards of this player do I own?: 14.
Tomorrow is Retro Sunday, the one day of the week that we feature a card from 1951-1975. The card we will feature tomorrow is: 1958 Topps #315. Come back at 1:00 PM CST to see who (or what) it is.


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