My favorite player of all time is Hall of Famer Willie McCovey. I have amassed a collection of over 1300 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 made it into my LCS on National Baseball Card Day. My plan was to look through some of the random boxes of singles to get to the $10 threshold for the Mike Trout card and if I didn't find any singles I would buy a couple boxes of pages. My wife and 13 year old were on a Boy Scout camping trip so I had my 4 year old daughter and 10 year old son with me - it needed to be a quick trip.
When I walked in I noticed several tables piled high with wax boxes that hadn't been there before. I decided to extend my trip with a bribe of Chick-Fil-A shakes for the kidos so I could look around the wax. I picked up 4 boxes of cards ranging from $5-15 each - 1980-83 Cramer, 1992 Stadium Club Series 3, 1994 Ted Williams and 1989-90 Pacific Senior League. I was hoping of scoring sets of each and I ended up only 1 card short of my goal, card #2 of the Ted Williams set Bernie Carbo. I also got a 2nd set of the Cramer cards that I am holding onto for a potential contest but if you are interested in near sets of the Ted Williams Set or the Senior League set let me know.
But the star of this post is a random find sitting on the counter at the LCS. This LCS isn't the most organized. I usually experience a bunch of random cards on the counters in the process of being organized, priced and filed. I lucked out and saw this beauty on the counter:
Since there were three of us in the store and I spent over $30 we were gifted 3 packs of cards and 3 Mike Trouts. Unfortunately I didn't get the Brandon Crawford Giants card, if you have one for trade drop me a line.