Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Nathan Haynes on baseball cards

Outfielder Nathan Haynes played twelve seasons of professional baseball, reaching the major leagues with the Angels in 2007 and the Rays in 2008. In 60 major league games he hit .247 with 0 HR, 4 RBI and 5 SB. He kindly answered my questions about baseball cards.

"The only real cool story I have is, I'm on the back of a Barry Bonds 1994 Upper Deck card. As far as my favorite card, there's a Bazooka card with a piece of my bat in it."

Thanks! In 1993, when the picture on the Bonds card was taken, Haynes was a 14-year-old freshman at Pinole Valley High School near San Francisco - I guess his baseball team got to be in the Giants' dugout. Very cool that a 14-year-old appeared in the background of a baseball card, then went on years later to play in the major league and have his own baseball cards.

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