Fernando Valenzuela is one of the tougher players to get from the set, and with 2 cards, that makes the effort doubled. I'm glad I could cross one of these off of the list.
Valenzuela (b. 1960) played in the majors from 1980 to 1991 and 1993 to 1997 for the Dodgers, Angels, Orioles, Phillies, Padres and Cardinals. He had a career record of 173-153 with 2,074 strike outs and a 3.54 ERA. He was the NL Cy Young Award winner and NL Rookie of the Year in 1981. He was an All Star six times (1981 to 1986) and was a 20-game winner in 1986. His best MVP finish was 5th, in 1981. He was a Silver Slugger Award winner in 1983. He won the World Series in 1981 with the Dodgers.
Valenzuela appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot in 2003 and 2004, but received only a high of 6.2% in 2003 before falling under the 5% minimum in 2004.
Thank you so much for the cards, Max!
I hope everyone has a great Christmas. This year has been tough, but I am thankful for all of my friends and family.