My favorite player of all time is Hall of Famer Willie McCovey. I have amassed a collection of over 1200 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.
Last week I went by my LCS and saw a beautiful card in the case of my favorite player of all time. The price tag was more than I typically pay for a McCovey auto but I asked to see it anyway. He had it priced at $100 but quickly told me he would take less and hopped on his computer. He had put it up on eBay with a $100 or best offer and had gotten an offer for around $40 which he declined. He offered it to me for $35 which I jumped on. Here is the card:
Another Immaculate auto of Willie's former teammate HOFer Gaylord Perry. This is the Heroes subset and as you can see is serial numbered 23/25, another nice low number. This card sports Panini's typical cut off head but I still think the design works and the card looks great. The on card auto adds to the cards beauty. This one had a $40 or $50 price tag on it but I was able to pick it up for $20, a great price in my opinion.
For $55 I was able to pick up two awesome cards for my collection, this is why I stay away from box breaks and stick to picking up singles. He had a couple other cards in the display case that caught my eye that were a little too rich for my blood but knowing he will give me pretty steep discounts, I am going to have to see what else I can score.