Saturday, March 11, 2023

Signature Saturdays

 It's Saturday. You know what that means....

Today is a multiple time Blue Jay. Part of one of the biggest trades in Jays history, then was back a couple years later. He spent four stints with the team. 

Tony Fernandez! 
He played in Toronto from 1983-1990. He was part of the trade with the Padres that sent McGriff to SD for Joe Carter and Roberto Alomar. 
He was traded by the Padres to the Mets, then was traded to the Jays for Darrin Jackson after Dick Schofield broke his arm. 
He signed as a free agent again in 1997 after stints in Cincinnati, New York, and Cleveland.
In 2001 he played for Milwaukee, was released, and signed with the Jays for the final time. 

This is a nice one to have in the collection. 


  1. Sure is a nice one! Borderline hall of fame I would say, especially if he had played on less teams so he had more of a push from one or two markets.

  2. Great looking Fernandez auto :D

  3. It's amazing he was playing until 2001. I totally associate him with the '80s.

  4. What a great looking card. At first glance, I thought this was an Archives Fan Favorites auto that got past my radar. But then I discovered on COMC that it's one of those Archives 65th Anniversary autos. I'm definitely going to keep an eye out for one of these.