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.
This week I am going to merge a box break post with a McCovey Monday post and you will see why by the end of the post! With work demands trying to get caught up for my almost 6 week work vacation and the arrival of our new baby girl, it has been a few weeks since I have done a McCovey Monday post. This recent McCovey get inspired me to get back on track.
So lets start with the box break. I am not going to post or comment much on the base cards. I already shared my thoughts in a pack break review found here. I pulled 86 of the 150 base cards and 2 of the 20 colorized SPs. Here are the 2 colorized ones:
There are a ton of different insert sets in this product. I will share all the different ones I pulled from this box break along with my thoughts:
The top 3 cards are prints of the bronze plaques that are featured at the Baseball HOF. They are serial numbered to 599. There are 100 in the set and I think they are very cool with a nice simple design. Getting 3 of these per box and knowing the serial numbers allows me to do some quick math to figure out how many boxes were produced (100 cards X 599 of each card = 59900 total cards / 3 cards/box = 19,967 boxes which probably would round to 20,000 boxes as a print run) These are reminiscent of the postcards they sell at the HOF gift shop. The middle 3 are titled Credentials and highlight the induction year and some of the player's career and season accomplishments. There are 19 cards in this insert set. The bottom 3 are Famous Moments inserts and showcase a photo of a piece of HOF memorabilia that was used in a famous moment in baseball history. There are 20 cards in this insert set.
I am fairly certain I am going after the 150 card base set and may extend it to the 170 card set with the colorized cards. I am strongly considering chasing many, if not all the insert sets. If I can find a reasonably priced lot of the Crystal Collection parallels, I may even go after my first ever parallel set. If you can't tell by now, I am fallen pretty hard for this set.
One set I will not be going for from this is HOF Classes Induction Year. These were supposed to be manufactured patches and were a late replacement. They look wood-like and are about the same width of a regular card. I found it funny that some of the packs had white decoys when none of the cards were different widths. I pulled one of the better ones of Joe Dimaggio but I am not impressed.
One of my best pulls ever and perfect to inspire me to get back in the McCovey Monday groove.