Felix Hernandez is King

Posted on October 9th, 2014 by Matt

One of the biggest stories of last offseason was the Seattle Mariners surprising acquisition of Robinson Cano. The Mariners had been struggling for the better part of a decade, and no one expected for the future Hall-of-Famer Cano to end up taking his game to the Pacific Northwest. It was a high priced gamble for Seattle that has already paid off – the Mariners had their best season in years in 2014 and were just one game short of Wild Card position in the American kingfelixLeague. With Cano locked up for years to come, it seems that the Mariners might be on the right track after all these years.

Already a Star Shining Bright

However, lost in the discussion about Cano coming to Seattle, was the fact that the Mariners already had a legitimate superstar on the roster. Felix Hernandez is a Cy Young winner who is on a very short list of the best pitchers in the world. Most would agree that Hernandez, known as King Felix in Seattle, is the best pitcher in the American League, and is probably the pitcher on the planet not named Kershaw. While a starting pitcher doesn’t play every day like a second baseman does, there is no debating the star status of the King.

Still Getting Better

Amazingly, it would seem that Hernandez actually had his best-ever season in 2014. It didn’t seem possible for him to improve on his previous years, but he managed to take home the ERA title in 2014 and will very likely be the winner of the Cy Young award for the second time in his career. Beyond his on-field statistics, Hernandez has become an institution in Seattle and is easily the most-popular player in the city. He has already signed a long-term contract extension, and he and Cano are poised to be the face of the Mariners for many years to come. Hopefully for Mariners fans, it is a partnership that will lead the team back into October soon enough.

In terms of collectibles, Felix Hernandez is certainly one player you want to have represented in your collection. Rookie cards of the King are highly desirable, as are pieces that relate to his 2012 perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays. If you are serious about assembling a collection that represents all of the best players in baseball from each time period, Felix has more than earned his spot for the last several years in Major League Baseball. Be sure to track down a few of your favorite Felix-related pieces and add them to your collection. If the Mariners are able to make it into October and the King adds a ring to his already impressive mantle, your collection will be all the more impressive.



Felix Hernandez Game Used 2003 Autographed Everett Road Aquasox Jersey Mariners  picture
Felix Hernandez Game Used 2003 Autographed Everett Road Aquasox Jersey Mariners
$7999.99


Seattle Mariners Felix Hernandez Game Worn Used Complete ShutOut Baseball Jersey picture
Seattle Mariners Felix Hernandez Game Worn Used Complete ShutOut Baseball Jersey
$6000.0


Felix Hernandez Game Used 2005 Seattle Mariners Autographed Home Rookie Jersey picture
Felix Hernandez Game Used 2005 Seattle Mariners Autographed Home Rookie Jersey
$4499.99


2006 Topps Chrome Superfractor #148 Felix Hernandez No 1 of 1 picture
2006 Topps Chrome Superfractor #148 Felix Hernandez No 1 of 1
$2599.99


Felix Hernandez Game Used 2007 Seattle Mariners Autographed Road Jersey MLB Holo picture
Felix Hernandez Game Used 2007 Seattle Mariners Autographed Road Jersey MLB Holo
$2499.99


FELIX HERNANDEZ 2004 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor BGS 9 AUTO 10 10 9.5 9 9 RARE picture
FELIX HERNANDEZ 2004 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor BGS 9 AUTO 10 10 9.5 9 9 RARE
$1599.0


Mariners Felix Hernandez Game Used 2015 Grey Majestic Road Jersey w/ LOA picture
Mariners Felix Hernandez Game Used 2015 Grey Majestic Road Jersey w/ LOA
$1299.99


Seattle Mariners 2012 Team Signed Bat Ichiro Suzuki Felix Hernandez PSA picture
Seattle Mariners 2012 Team Signed Bat Ichiro Suzuki Felix Hernandez PSA
$1124.99


2010 Topps Triple Threads Felix Hernandez All Star Triple MLB Logoman Patch 1/1 picture
2010 Topps Triple Threads Felix Hernandez All Star Triple MLB Logoman Patch 1/1
$1100.0


2004 TOPPS CHROME TRADED XFRACTOR /20 FELIX HERNANDEZ RC BGS 9.5 CARDREGISTRY picture
2004 TOPPS CHROME TRADED XFRACTOR /20 FELIX HERNANDEZ RC BGS 9.5 CARDREGISTRY
$999.99


8x PATCHES LOGO #D /5 BOOKLET BRYCE HARPER-ICHIRO-KERSHAW-FELIX HERNANDEZ 1/1 ER picture
8x PATCHES LOGO #D /5 BOOKLET BRYCE HARPER-ICHIRO-KERSHAW-FELIX HERNANDEZ 1/1 ER
$899.99


2016 Threads Felix Hernandez Mariners 1/1 Wood Game Used Relic BGS 9.5 9 Auto  picture
2016 Threads Felix Hernandez Mariners 1/1 Wood Game Used Relic BGS 9.5 9 Auto
$750.0


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