Monday, January 26, 2015

McCovey Monday #69 - 2014 National Treasures Relic 31/75

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.

I think Panini got another high end set right with the release of 2014 National Treasures.  I have watched quite a few box and case breaks on Youtube and if I was going to crack a high end product, this would be towards the top of my list.  I doubt that will happen unless I win the Powerball so I have resorted to trying to pick up a few singles to fit into my collections.

I want to get the bad out of the way, my only complaint about this card is that this is a recycled photo, I have cards going back to at least 2005 with this picture.  I really like the design of this card with the decorative border surrounding his photo vertically and the National Treasures darkened border along the bottom.  To me the highlight of the card is the large bold McCovey with the smaller first and middle name above and the San Francisco Baseball Club along the bottom.  SF Baseball Club to me seems like how they would have referred to a team in the early 1900s.  The jersey swatch shaped as home plate is a bonus as well.  As you can see across the middle, this card is serial numbered 31/75.

Time to seek out a few more cards from this nice looking release.

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