Saturday, March 23, 2019

TTM Success - Willie Hernandez

This was a nice private signing that landed me a pitcher I needed for my 1987 set.  Unfortunately, he is on two cards in the set, and the second card was one I wasn't ready to send (the Tigers leaders card).  Still, I crossed this one off of my list, and it turned out well.

Hernandez (b. 1954) played in the majors from 1977 to 1989 for the Cubs, Phillies and Tigers.  He had a record of 70-63 with 788 strike outs and a 3.38 ERA.  He was the 1984 AL Cy Young Award winner and MVP.  He had gone 9-3 with 32 saves in 80 games that season.  He was an All Star in 1984, 1985 and 1986.  He won the 1984 World Series with the Tigers.

Hernandez appeared on the 1995 Hall of Fame ballot, but received only 0.5% of the vote.

I mailed to the private signing on January 19 and got the card back on March 2, for a 42-day TAT.  I paid a fee of $35.00.

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