Monday, February 6, 2012

no. 13 - white sox rookie stars

Who is the man: Charlie Brinkman and Dick Moloney were members of a young battery that spent the majority of their time in 1970 with the White Sox's Triple A team, the Tucson Toros. Moloney also pitched in Double A with the Mobile White Sox.

Can ya dig it: This is the first "rookie stars" card in the set. The rookie cards in this set -- much like some of the other sets from the late '60s and early '70s -- fluctuate in format. There are a lot of cards like this -- two rookies from the same team per card. But there are others that feature three players -- from different teams. That's a bit strange to a collector like me who grew up with multi-player rookie cards being consistent throughout the whole set.

Right on: Charlie Brinkman is the brother of famed "good-field, no-hit" shortstop Ed Brinkman, who played mostly for the Senators and Tigers.

You see these rookies are bad mothers: Rookies are never bad mothers. They're rookies. I refuse to believe they did anything bad-ass.

Shut your mouth: Both players are featured on this card by names that they were not commonly called. Charles Brinkman became Chuck Brinkman on his later cards. Dick Moloney never had any later cards, but he was known as Richie, not Dick.

No one understands him but his woman: Moloney pitched in exactly one game in the major leagues. That's it.

(A word about the back): There you see reference to Moloney's one game. He pitched in one inning, allowed two hits and struck out one.


  1. I just unlocked this card on DG (yes I am still putting in codes). I hadn't ever heard of either player, but they did get me a Les Cain rookie cup card via trade so I like them now.

  2. They both look like high school kids.