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.
When I saw the checklist for 2014 Topps Tribute I had some mixed feelings. I was really bummed out that Willie McCovey wasn't in the base set, I always like trying to track down the base and a couple parallels. When I saw the Auto and Relic checklist my first thought was dang, my guy isn't getting the respect he deserves. Next I thought, well my checklist and want list will be a lot shorter this year.
In the end Willie only got a card in one relic subset with a few parallels. I was able to pick one up on eBay at a pretty reasonable price. Check it out:
Wait a minute, what is this???
I am not certain what I will do with this card, I have a few options. 1) I could trade it to one of you if you have a nice HOF relic you want to swap, 2) I could give it to one of my boys for their collection, 3) I could put one in the McCovey binder and the other in the 2014 Giants binder and I am sure there are couple other things. Time will have to tell, for now I think option 3 will be the choice.