Sunday, June 28, 2020

Facebook Pickup - George Hendrick Signed Cards

Not too long ago, I joined a Facebook group for private signings, and I have knocked off quite a few cards for my 1987 Topps set.  There was a signing offered for George Hendrick, but initially I passed on it because the price was too high.

It turned out that the promoter ended up with some extra signed 1987s anyway and posted as such.  I inquired about them, and he made me a great offer, so I went ahead and picked the card up.  He added the above 1982 Donruss Diamond King for just a little more, and I went ahead and picked that up, too.
Hendrick (b. 1949) played in the majors from 1971 to 1988 for the A's, Indians, Padres, Cardinals, Pirates and Angels.  He had 1,980 hits, 267 home runs and a .278 batting average.  He was an All Star four times (1974, 1975, 1980 and 1983) and a silver slugger twice (1980 and 1983).  His best MVP finish was 8th (1980, NL).  He won the World Series with the A's in 1972 and the Cardinals in 1982.

Hendrick appeared on the 1994 Hall of Fame ballot, but received no votes.

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