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 haven't really found too much in the way of new McCovey cards to chase after recently. Seems like most of what I don't have is quite pricey and I am more focused on my vintage Giants and completing some sets to dish out serious cash on a new McCovey relic or auto. I still scan eBay occasionally to look for a deal or pass the time and a week or two back I decided to take a flier on this card. I put in a $2 bid and ended up with this card for $1.04 plus $1.99 shipping:
In other news, today was opening day and my Giants didn't have the best showing. I am a half full guy so here is my perspective (after being ticked off for a few hours) - Kershaw always kills us so we were probably bound to lose any way, Cain looked very good, Panda had a couple hits so he can't be that injured and I got to watch the game. I don't get to see too many Giants games in Angels/Dodgers-land so any chance I get to watch the good guys in Orange and Black it is a bonus. One thing I love about baseball is that there are 162 games so it is easy to set one loss aside and focus on tomorrow. Go Bumgarner and Go Giants!
Happy Opening Day!!!