My favorite player of all time is Hall of Famer Willie McCovey. I have amassed a collection of over 1100 different McCovey cards since I started collecting him in the late 1980s. I will show off one of my favorite cards every Monday. Stretch was one of the most feared hitters of all time and I am excited to show off my collection.
thought I would share a couple recent McCovey pick ups this week.
First is a Magenta Printing Plate 1/1 from Topps Archives. This is one
of the reprint insert cards, it is odd seeing a printing plate for a
vintage card. I like how visible McCovey is on this plate and you can
also clearly see the Giants team name. The circle in the upper left
corner is empty but otherwise I think this is a nice, attractive plate
and I am glad to have it in my collection.
are the other two versions that were already in my collection. The
double swatch uses the third, home plate shaped window to display the
team log on a white "home plate". I really like this version, probably
better than the 3 swatch card.
final version of this card is the single swatch. It uses the two
bottom windows to show the full team name. I like the font of the
Giants and the coloring in this window. I feel this was a nicely
designed multi-use card format and I am glad to have completed the