Dwight “Doc” Gooden played 16 seasons in the MLB. Gooden pitched from 1984 to 1994 and from 1996 to 2000 for the New York Mets, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays. In a career spanning 430 games, he pitched 2,800 2⁄3 innings and posted a win-loss record of 194–112, with a 3.51 earned run average (ERA), and 2,293 strikeouts. Gooden retired in 2001 after he was cut by the Yankees in spring training, ending his career with a record of 194–112. More than half of those wins came before age 25.
New York Mets full-size replica plastic souvenir helmet has been hand-signed in silver paint pen by Dwight Gooden. The lot/autograph includes an official James Spence Authentication (JSA) hologram and matching COA for authenticity purposes. The signing of this item was witnessed by JSA.