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Felix Hernandez
(b. April 8, 1986 - )
4 All-Star
2009 Topps Update Sketches Felix Hernandez #36 by Kevin Graham BGS 9.5 GEM MINT
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Comments: For the past several years, King Felix has become one of my favorite ballplayers. In June 2012, I was looking for the right portrait card for him and came across this 1/1 sketch card. I wasn't familiar with these inserts but thought it was a cool idea. It was the perfect image and I pulled the trigger. Upon receipt I looked the card over and it was a black pen drawing - very cool. I submitted the card to PSA in late 2013, but they wouldn't grade it. Turns out they won't grade sketch cards. But BGS does!!!

UPDATE: SGC and PSA wouldn't grade these art cards and I wanted them slabbed for protection. I found several holdered examples on eBay and knew what had to be done. In early 2014 I decided to sign up for a Beckett grading membership with the understanding it included free gradings. I submitted this item along with several other sketch cards, some vintage Sporting News supplements, and the items were returned to me in June, 2014. The sketch cards all graded GEM or MINT. I was ecstatic to have them holdered finally.

Card Details Below:  
Year(s): 2009
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Set Name: Topps Sketch Card
Country: United States