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.
I have noticed over the past few weeks that my McCovey Monday posts have typically been my posts with the lowest number of views. For a little bit I wondered if I should discontinue the almost weekly celebration of my number one player collection. After a little contemplation, I totally dismissed that thought. Collecting and sharing my cards of Stretch is one of my favorite parts of the hobby. My primary reason for doing this blog is for personal satisfaction so if I enjoy it, the number of views shouldn't really bother me.
So for today's McCovey card, I want to share another recent eBay pick up. I scored it for $31.55 with free shipping which I was fairly happy about. If I waited a few more months I might have been able to get it a little cheaper but I am such a fan of this card I wanted to make sure that one of the 50 made it into the collection.
Another exciting pick up for the McCovey collection. Based on my spreadsheet, I am now up to 1148 different cards. Sounds pretty awesome, right? I must be getting close to having every one of his cards, right? Not so much, he has 2309 cards so I am about at the half way point. To some that might be discouraging but to me it just adds to the fun and enjoyment I can continue to experience collecting cards of my favorite player.