Next is an autographed card of a pitcher I've wanted for a long time. It's a 2005 Topps Gallery Felix Hernandez rookie on card autograph! First things first, Felix has a beautiful autograph. I've been bidding on autographs of his for way too long now, but I finally pulled through and got this one for about $15 of birthday money. King Felix is having a disappointing year compared to his stellar Cy Young year last year. In 2011, he's 11-10 with a 3.38 ERA and 176 strikeouts. He probably will reach 14 or 15 wins by the end of the year, which is still very good, especially with the very bad Mariners team he currently is pitching for. Last year he has criticized for winning the award with only 13 wins, but with a 2.27 ERA, you really couldn't go wrong. I thought Sabathia would have won but Hernandez definitely deserved it as well, I mean, I think you should get an award for even having to pitch for the Mariners and deal with barely any run support every time you pitch!
All in all Felix is definitely one of the top pitchers in the game, and of the pitchers autographs I didn't have prior to this pickup, Felix was #3 on the top 10. Halladay and Lincecum are next!
He does have an awesome signature. Also, Gallery is a pretty good looking product... I might have to pick some up at some point. Good luck with the Doc and the Freak. I need to get 2 copies of Timmy's auto, considering I have a 5-year old who LOVES him. Why? "Cause he throws nasty, Daddy." Haha.ReplyDelete
Fantastic card! $15 is about my upper limit these days, so I guess I better get me a King Felix auto while I can still afford it.ReplyDelete