Monday, October 8, 2012
McCovey Monday - #22 - 1981 TCMA
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.
Today I thought I would share somewhat of an oddball card that I really enjoy as part of my Willie McCovey Collection. This card was released by TCMA in 1981 to celebrate the 1962 NL Champion San Francisco Giants. I am hoping this card may somehow inspire my team to get their act together against the Reds and make it a series.
The 1962 Series is famous for a scorching line drive to end the game by McCovey with 2 men on in the 9th that if it had dropped in would have won the series for the Giants. Here is an interesting article that recaps the situation.