Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Future Star: Joey Meyer

Set: 1988 Topps
Card Number: 312

Ah, the bright rainbow splash of a Future Stars, a Topps speciality in the late 1980s. Joey Meyer was a Brewer prospect, a prodigious slugger, who reportedly once hit a 582 foot homer while playing in the minors.

It didn't quite translate in the majors- he lasted two seasons with Milwaukee, hitting 18 home runs in 474 at bats over two seasons. He played a season in Japan and then his major league career was over, despite a good season in Japan and a return to the US minor leagues.

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