Today, my travels took me to the local Wal-Mart where I picked up some packs of 2010 Topps Baseball Series 1 and landed four Million Card Giveaway redemptions.
Unfortunately for me, the booty wasn't good today, so I've chosen the best of the bunch–1988 Von Hayes.
Hayes was a slightly above-averge player for the Phillies for the latter part of the 1980s after coming over in a trade for Julio Franco in December, 1982. Hayes had his best year in 1986, when he hit .305, slugged 19 HRs, drove in 98, led the National League in doubles with 46 and tied for the league lead in runs with 107. He also swiped 24 bases.
For much of his career, Hayes possessed a decent combination of speed and power. He averaged mid-double digits in HRs, and was good for 20-30 stolen bases per season.
Von Francis Hayes ended his career as a California Angel in 1992 after spending 12 seasons in the Bigs, including nine with the Phillies and two with the Indians. His career totals include a .267 BA, 143 HR, 696 RBI and 253 SB. He also made one All-Star team in 1988.
Other Hayes cards that have been "unlocked" so far on www.ToppsMillion.com include: 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, and 1991.
Topps Million Card Giveaway redemption cards are randomly inserted in packs of 2010 Topps Baseball at a rate of 1 per 6 packs. Register today at www.ToppsMillion.com to unlock your redemption cards, start your collection, trade with other collectors or just hoard as many 1987 Pete Rose cards as you can.