One of my biggest disappointments in the 2014 collecting cycle was Panini's exclusion of a Cooperstown set in its line of releases. In 2012 and 2013 they released sets that featured all Hall of Famers with solid base designs and a variety of nice looking and unique insert sets. I collected both base sets including their short prints and several of the insert sets. When I found out they wouldn't have a set and would replace it with a high end set with just a few cards per box and a high price point I was really bummed out.
On the bright side, there were some McCovey cards in the set and that has given me something to chase. They are kind of confusing in nomenclature and of course have tons of parallels but my new attitude in player collecting over the past 2-3 years just gets me excited to have more cards to pick up and doesn't get me down that there are too many to get all of them.
I typically reserve my McCovey Monday posts for a single card but I have switched it up a couple times and decided to today as well. Here are 5 pickups from the 2014 Panini Hall of Fame set. I like them all - they showcase my favorite player so why wouldn't I - but I thought I would share them in reverse order of how well I like them.
McCovey has almost 40 cards in this set and these are only 5 of the 6 I have in my collection. I need to be on the lookout as I would like to push that have figure into double digits.