September 15, 2010

1964 Rookie Stars Pedro Gonzalez, Archie Moore Featured Card of the Week

You probably haven’t heard of the two Yankees on the card shown above. The Yankees signed both Pedro Gonzalez and Archie Moore as amateur free agents, but neither had successful careers despite being dubbed “Rookie Stars” by Topps.

Moore played 40 games over the 1964-65 seasons, hitting just one homer and driving in five runs. Gonzalez had a stronger career, but the majority of it came with the Cleveland Indians.

Keep in mind, I’ve been running this series of old cards all summer. I’m getting near the bottom of my stack, but I still have a few more.

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