Monday, March 31, 2014

McCovey Monday #46 - 2013 Topps Record Holder Manufactured Ring

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.

Happy Opening Day everyone!

Quick post today showing a newer McCovey card in my collection from 2013 Topps. This card celebrates Willie Mac as the record holder for most Home Runs in Candlestick Park:

 Candlestick was the park of my youth, I saw dozens of games there including Willie's last home game of his career. While he didn't hit a Home Run, he did hit one into the Right Center Field Gap for a double that most players would have gotten a triple on.  His knees were shot his last few year but man could he hit the ball hard.

Typically I am on the fence with the commemorative cards but with such a connection to this one, I am very happy Topps decided to produce it.

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