Monday, January 12, 2015

McCovey Monday #67 - 2014 Topps Tribute to the Throne Sepia Parallel Relic 23/35

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 popped into the LCS to pick up my bid board winnings and check out the new bid board.  The new bid board wasn't too exciting, I maybe threw a minimum bid down on 2 or 3 items.  My winnings from the week before were also underwhelming, 4 2014 Topps Update 1989 minis (all of which I had picked up on Sportlots so they are now dups) and a basketball insert of a former USC Trojan who I very casually collect.

The prizes for the $10 mystery packs were picked over and only the basketball packs were active.  Overall it was a disappointing visit.. until I looked in the cabinet and saw this card for sale:

The relic is out of 2014 Topps Tribute and is the Sepia parallel serial numbered 23/35.  It is the 3rd version of the now in my collection as I had previously purchased the base card numbered 31/99 and the Blue parallel numbered 25/50.  There are still versions left /25, /15, /10 and /1 but I suspect this will be my last one unless one of the others drops into my lap.

Needless to say this turned around a so-so visit to the LCS and made it into a very solid trip.  There was a Buster Posey relic in the cabinet too that I may go after next time if it still happens to be available.  I have been lucky to pick up some nice Giants cards in LA LA land lately.


  1. gorgeous card! I miss my old LCS in OKC. Collector's Showcase had a great bid board! Picked up a lot of 50s/60s vintage cheap. The store is long gone.