"el duque" orlando hernandez was one of my favorite players. armed with a jerky motion and a will make it in the majors, el duque was part of 4 world series champions. many may not know about his other successes. in cuba, hernandez won 2 more titles and holds the record for winning percetage. he also has a gold medal from the 1992 barcelona games.
now about the card in question. it a game used bat card of el duque. game used bat cards are certainly not rare, but when you consider that hernandez spent only 2 years in the national league and made only 137 career regular season and post season plate appearences, it becomes clear why this card is rare. the man probably only used a handfull of bats in his major league career.
this card got me thinking about unique game used collections. does anybody out there have a pitcher specific game used bat collection? bonus points for american league guys.