Friday, March 27, 2020

1981 Topps Charlie Moore

The front: Moore played most of his career with a mustache, but this appears to be his only card where he has a beard.

The back: In 1972 Moore had 721 putouts and 91 assists for Danville. Steven Haug of the Quincy Cubs was runner-up in both categories (715/74). Haug never made it past AAA.

The player: Charlie Moore played for the Brewers from 1973 to 1986, and the Blue Jays in 1987. Though primarily a catcher, the versatile Moore also spent significant time in the outfield; he was the regular right fielder for the 1982 pennant-winning team. ’82 was Moore’s best season – he hit .254 with a career-high six homers and 45 RBI in the regular season, hit .462 in the ALCS, and hit .346 with three doubles in the World Series. Overall, in 1,334 games, Moore hit .261 with 36 HR, 408 RBI and 51 SB. He was the rare modern catcher with more steals than home runs.

The man: Since the end of his playing career, Moore has been a sales representative for Birmingham Fastener in Alabama.

My collection: I have 33 of his cards, from 1974 to 1988. I would be interested in trading for 1984 Brewers Police #22.

1 comment:

  1. I always thought highly of Charlie Moore, he was one of all time favorite Brewers!!

    I have a ton of the police cards, maybe we should try to swing a deal.