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Matt Moore’s first Topps autographs are coming soon

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

Tampa Bay Rays rookie pitcher Matt Moore‘s second career start came in Game 1 of the American League Division Series and it went something like this: Seven innings, two hits, two walks, no runs, six strikeouts¬† and a victory over the defending AL champion Texas Rangers.

That news prompted one simple announcement from Topps on Monday that more Moore cards — his first autographs from the company — are coming soon.

“Rookie phenom Matt Moore will be [an] on-card autograph in Bowman Chrome,” the company announced. Slated to arrive on Oct. 19, 2011 Bowman Chrome will arrive with one Chrome autograph card in every 18-pack hobby box.

With Moore’s September call-up, it won’t be his first MLB Rookie Card appearing in Bowman Chrome — just his first autographs from the company. At this time, he appears on 126 different cards in the Beckett.com database with 34 different autographed and 87 different serial-numbered cards.

None of them are an official Rookie Card — and, interestingly, none of them feature game-used memorabilia yet, either. It seems both will have to wait until 2012.

Moore’s first MLB cards came in the 2009 Bowman lines — Bowman, Bowman Sterling, Bowman Chrome — while his first autographed cards were released by Panini America in 2010 Donruss Elite Extra Edition. Moore also has signed for In The Game this year and has a small number of autographs appearing in the 2011 Topps Pro Debut minor league set.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

3 Comments

@Jaypers413

Odds it’ll be a redemption?

Posted October 3, 2011 at 10:31 am | Permalink
danny

odds they forget to pack out the redemptions ? (like last years buybacks)

Posted October 3, 2011 at 11:11 am | Permalink
anon

Agreed – it sounds like the chances are good of this being a redemption. If so, it’s no longer a compelling chase in my opinion.

Posted October 3, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

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