I was going to stick with my trend of alternating recent McCovey cards with vintage for McCovey Monday but Fuji has a contest going asking what your favorite vintage card is and since mine is a McCovey, I figured I would show it and pick up some bonus points in his contest.
My favorite is this 1962 Willie McCovey. There are a few reasons this is my favorite:
- Overall card design - 62 Topps is one of my favorites, I love the wood border
- This is a short printed card and tough to come by
- It is tied for the highest "book value" of any McCovey base card due to its scarcity and popularity
- I never thought I would add this card to my collection due to the high cost but I stumbled across an eBay auction, tossed in a bid and was lucky enough to win it for a very reasonable cost
- I like the cartoon on the back but think they could have come up with a highlight a year or two more recenty
- I usually like action photos but for some reason this picture works for me
- While condition isn't a huge factor for me, this is in pretty nice condition.