Baseball enthusiasts cannot go wrong buying a Felix Hernandez rookie card. The 2004 Bowman Chrome Felix Hernandez autograph rookie card is one of his bets cards selling for $125. The 2004 Topps Chrome traded Felix Hernandez rookie card graded in Gem MT 10 condition sells for $140. There are many other Felix Hernandez baseball cards worth buying. Many of his best rookie cards are autographed or hand signed. There are many reasons why Felix Hernandez has become one of the best pitchers in all of baseball.
Called “King Felix”, Hernandez throws a 100 MPH fastball, two-seam fastball, change up, slider, and curve ball. At age 14, he was spotted playing in Venezuela by a Seattle Mariner scout. The day after turning 16, he was able to sign an official contract with the team and while several teams offered him a larger signing bonus and salary, he stayed true to the Mariners. Once in the US, he played with the minors until 2004, being named the Minor League Pitcher of the Year. In 2005, he made the Baseball America list at number one and made his professional debut at age 19 years and 118 days, making him the youngest Major League pitcher since 1984. In 2006, he had his first shutout with just 95 pitches, was named Opening Day starter in 2007, and became the 13th AL pitcher to throw a perfect inning and getting his first homerun grand slam in 2008 while finishing the season with a 4.000 batting percentage. While the 2009 season got off to a rough start, he ended as a player in the MLB All-Star Game and set several records. In January of 2010, a new five-year contract was sealed with the Mariners, followed by becoming a Cy Young Award recipient.
Here is a list of the most popular Felix Hernandez rookie cards with their current values. The value of these cards will vary depending on the condition the cards are in. The key to find great cards to invest in is that you purchase the baseball cards in the best condition.
Best Felix Hernandez Rookie Cards to Buy
2004 Topps Chrome Traded Felix Hernandez rookie card
2004 Bowman Chrome refractor Felix Hernandez rookie card
2004 Topps Total Felix Hernandez rookie card
2004 Bowman Sterling Felix Hernandez rookie card
2004 Bowman's Best Felix Hernandez rookie card autograph