Monday, April 3, 2017

TTM Success - Roberto Hernandez

I was really excited about this TTM success from Roberto Hernandez right when it came in.  It had some really cool cards included, which turned out really well.  The success was highlighted by this really cool 1997 Stadium Club Matrix card.  The scan turned out pretty nice, but the card looks amazing in person.
This 1997 Fleer Metal card is equally as impressive.  The scan didn't quite capture the signature, but it looks so cool, trust me.
It is hard to tell but the 1994 Upper Deck (top left) is an Electric Diamond, Upper Deck's answer to Topps Gold that year.  I also added a 1997 Upper Deck SP and two Topps base (1994 and 1995).
Finally, this 1993 Flair turned out really well.  It, along with the Stadium Club Martrix, was treated with baby powder before I mailed the cards away.  The baby powder technique works so well on Flair cards.  I have had a couple Chrome cards come back that still bubbled some, but over all, the power seems to be doing the trick.

Hernandez (b. 1964) played in the majors from 1991 to 2007 for the White Sox, Giants, Devil Rays, Royals, Braves, Phillies, Mets, Pirates, Indians and Dodgers.  He had a career record of 67-71 with 945 strike outs and a 3.45 ERA.  He had 326 saves in his career (16th All-Time).  He appeared on the 2013 Hall of Fame ballot, but didn't receive any votes.  His best finish in the Cy Young voting was 6th (1996 AL) and was a 2-time All Star (1996 and 1999).

I mailed ot Hernandez on February 27 and got the cards back on March 9, for a 10-day TAT.

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