25 May 2013

hansell sans gretel but with autograph

i received my 1995 upper deck greg hansell card back in the mail the other day, signed and delivered after a few months.
i remember when hansell was first called up to the dodgers in 1995.  he was coming off a pretty good year in albuquerque where he was 10-2 with a handful of saves and a ridiculously low (sub-3.00) era for the pcl.  he pitched in 20 games for the dodgers in the first half of the '95 season, posting an 0-1 record along the way.  on july 31, however, hansell was dealt to the twins in the kevin tapani deal.  he didn't return to the majors until 1996 when he was 3-0 with 3 saves despite an era of 5.69.

it was during his tenure as a twin that he signed this card, a 1992 upper deck minors card
that i picked up at a local card show a couple of years back.  after minnesota, hansell bounced around a bit - pittsburgh, milwaukee, japan, omaha, edmonton, trenton, and arizona to name a few destinations.

thanks for signing my card greg!

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