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.
Last week on my way back from work I stopped by Valley Sports Cards. I really enjoy the shop, it has a bunch of dime boxes, a good selection of vintage and tons of autographed pictures and memorabilia. It is over an hour away from my house so I only hit it after venturing to our main office. The vintage/dime boxes, etc. are in the main store but recently I realized a couple of doors down there was a second shop that housed unopened packs/boxes and a big board of items to bid on. I actually bid on a few cards for the first time and picked up 5 packs of the new Panini Cooperstown cards. I wasn't as lucky as I was on my first 2 packs, no auto, but I did pull some nice cards including the base card of Willie McCovey. I will share the other goods sometime soon but thought McCovey Monday would be a good place to review the McCovey card.
The picture looks very familiar to me but I was unable to find a match in my scanned McCovey pictures. My binders are stuck behind some hidden Christmas gifts and too hard to access. It is close to this photo but not the same. After I get the presents wrapped I will have to dig through the binder to see for sure but at this point I would have to give the back of the card a slight pass.
However, coupled with one of the most prevalent McCovey picture already used in cards on the front, this card is a big disappointment. It still won't stop me from pursuing the parallel of it but actually lessens my excitement for the product as a whole.