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Tony Fernandez

 

The slick field fielding and fine hitting Tony Fernandez spent all of 1982 and most of 1983 with the Syracuse Chiefs. In those two seasons, Fernandez had slash lines of .302/.353/.388 and .300/.381/.403, respectively.

1983 TCMA card #16.

1992 Tallmadge Tire card #NNO

1984 Donruss card #32.

1984 Fleer card #152.

Top row: 1985 Donruss card #390, 1985 Topps card #48, 1987 Fleer card #225.
Bottom row: 1986 Topps card #241, 1987 Fleer Award Winner card #12 of 44, 1987 Topps card #485.

1987 Topps mini card #75, 1988 Donruss card #319, 1988 Donruss DK card #12.

1988 Score card #20.

1988 Topps card #290.

1988 Score card #651 (pretty good company!).

1988 Fleer card #109.

1989 Donruss card #206, 1989 Fleer card #231.

Top row: 1989 Topps card #170, 1990 Fleer card #80, 1990 Fleer card #634.
Middle: 1991 Leaf, 1991 Fleer card #U-123, 1993 Topps card #465.
Bottom: 1992 Upper Deck card #272, 1993 Fleer Ultra card #426, 1994 Fleer card #U117.

1994 Leaf Donruss card #266.

1994 Fleer Flair card #366.

Before the 1995 season, Fernández signed a two-year contract with the New York Yankees. It was because of an injury early in the 1996 season to Fernández that Derek Jeter became the Yankees regular shortstop.
1996 Topps card #27.

1998 Topps card #58.

1989 Topps coin #39.

1986 Leaf Donruss large card #35.

In his 17 seasons, Fernandez played for the Blue Jays (12 years), Padres (2), Mets (1), Indians (1), Reds (1), Yankees (1), and the Brewers (1). In those years, he was a 5 time All Star and 4 time Gold Glove winner.

He batted over .300 four times, led the major leagues with 17 triples in 1990, collected 30 doubles six times, and 20 stolen bases seven times. He also led American League shortstops in assists three times, and in putouts and fielding average twice each. 

Sadly, Fernandez passed away in February of this year at the all too young are of 57.

Stay safe out there,

CinciCuse Bill

Comments

  1. Nice Fernandez collection. He was definitely underrated compared to Ripken and Larkin. It's nice to see so many bloggers appreciate his career.

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  2. Sweet collection. Love that 1993 Topps card of his.

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  3. Tony's 98 Topps card is in my Sunset Card Collection.

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