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.
It has been a while since I have done a McCovey Monday post and I hope to make it a more regular feature. I am not sure how enjoyable it is for everyone else to see my McCovey cards but I sure like taking some time to enjoy the cards and post about my favorite player.
I picked this card up on eBay and it comes from the 2014 Topps release. There are 3 versions of this card and I have the Silver one /99. There are also Black framed and gold framed versions. The cards are pretty thick and very heavy. The card in encircled in metal and pretty much the same size as regular card but thicker, about the thickness of a relic card. I didn't scan the back but both the front and back match the rookie card. I would suspect that someone picking up a pack of cards would recognize this card was in there due to the weight. I am not sure what packs it comes from.
I would like to pick up the other 2 McCoveys from this set along with the Rickey Hendersons and at least one of the Willie Mays and Buster Posey releases. Looks like I have some shopping to do!