1950s / 1960s: 1961 Topps #12 Moe Thacker Moe! I've written about Moe before. Moe spent the 1961 season going back and forth between AAA and the Cubs. He opened the season with the Cubs but lasted only until May 1. He came back in June before going back to AAA at the end of July. For the season with the Cubs he hit .171 in 25 games. I wonder why they kept sending him back?!
1980s: 1985 Donruss #117 Keith Moreland Moreland had the best season of his career in 1985. He hit .307, belted 14 homers and knocked in a career-high 106 runs. He even stole 12 bases, the only time in his career he was in double-digits. He was voted the Chicago Baseball Player of the Year by the Chicago writers.
1990s: 1995 Topps #303 Steve Buechele. I really like the looks of this card--a third baseman getting down and dirty! That means that Buechele goes out on a high note, because this was his last Topps card. He was not good at all in 1995, hitting only .189 for the Cuvs in 32 games before being released on July 6. The Rangers picked him up a week later, but he hit only .125 for them in 9 games. They release him on July 31, ending his major league career.
2000s: 2004 Opening Day #41 Hee Seop Choi The printing deadline for Opening Day must have been really early because the Cubs traded Choi to the Marlins on November 25, 2003.