Friday, April 8, 2011
2005 Bowman Heritage, Luis Hernandez
#277 Luis Hernandez
Here is a card that I got signed at a Royals game in 2009. Luis signed it by the dugout after he finished taking his hacks in batting practice.
Luis began his professional career with the Braves in 2002, but he never played a game as a member of the Atlanta Braves. He made his Major League debut with the Orioles in 2007 and he went on to hit .290 with a home run in 30 games with them. The .290 average is the highest he achieved in the Majors.
He was back with the Birds in 2008 and he hit .241 in 36 games. For 2009, he was with the Royals organization and he hit .205 in 37 games for Kansas City. Last season was spent with the Mets and he hit .250 with 2 home runs in just 17 games.
It looks like Luis is playing for the Mets AAA team this year, though he did not play yesterday in the Buffalo Bisons opener.
Luis certainly has an interesting looking signature. The only thing that I can make out from it is the first letter of his first name and the last letter of his last name. I do like how he underlines his name, though.