Miguel Cabrera 8×10 color photo signed in black sharpie with 24 inscription
Includes a Letter of Authenticity from The Memorabilia Center
José Miguel Cabrera Torres (born April 18, 1983), commonly known as Miguel Cabrera and nicknamed “Miggy”, is a Venezuelan professional baseball player. He is currently the first baseman for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB). Since his debut in 2003, he is a two-time American League (AL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award winner, a four-time AL batting champion, and an eleven-time MLB All-Star. He has played at first and third base for most of his major league career but primarily played left and right field before 2006. He claimed the 17th Major League Baseball Triple Crown in 2012, the first to do so in 45 seasons.
Cabrera was signed in 1999 as an amateur free agent by the Florida Marlins and progressed through their minor league system. He made his Major League debut in mid-2003 at the age of 20 and contributed to the Marlins’ World Series success later that year. Over the next four seasons, Cabrera was a regular player for the Marlins before being traded to the Detroit Tigers in late 2007. In 2012, Cabrera became the first player since 1967 to win the batting Triple Crown, leading the AL with a .330 batting average, 44 home runs, and 139 RBI, earning him the AL MVP award that year. In 2013, Cabrera improved on his previous year’s batting performance, including a career-high .348 batting average, and received another AL MVP award.
Cabrera is widely regarded as one of the best pure hitters in baseball and one of the greatest players of his era, combining great power with a high batting average and good walk rate, along with a low strikeout percentage. He has hit 30 or more home runs during ten separate seasons, driven in over 100 runs in twelve separate seasons (including eleven consecutive seasons, 2004–2014), and has a career .321 batting average through 2016 – currently the highest among active players with at least five years of major league service. Cabrera has been praised for hitting many line drives and fly balls while maintaining a low pop-up rate, hitting the ball to all fields, and for his notable ability to drive inside pitches for home runs.