Wednesday, July 4, 2018

560th Place - Joey Meyer

Card #312

Happy 4th of July everyone!  Since today has a theme of "stars and stripes"...how about a Future Star!?

Enter Joey Meyer...who never became a MLB star and continues that theme with the Future Stars of the 1988 set.

You can't blame Topps for tagging Meyer with the moniker, though.  Through four seasons in the minors Meyer jacked 120 home runs.  He played for Milwaukee in 1988 but only logged a modest 11 homers in 103 games.  The Hawaiian sensation would start 1989 with the big club too but was back down to Triple A before the season was done.

He went to Japan in 1990 and did well there, once again finding his power stroke.  1991 would be his last professional season, back in Triple A but not the majors.

Here's a link to an amusing story about a moonshot Meyer launched in Denver during the 1987 season.  It's well worth the read.  Have a great Independence Day!

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