My favorite player of all time is Hall of Famer Willie McCovey. I have amassed a collection of almost 1400 different McCovey cards since I started collecting him in the late 1980s. I will show off one of my favorite cards on select Mondays. Stretch was one of the most feared hitters of all time and I am excited to show off my collection.
During my most recent COMC order I was lucky enough to secure some new cards for my McCovey collection from 2005 at reasonable prices. 2005 was a peak year in the production of McCovey with over 800 different cards so I have quite a few gaps in my collection but most of the holes I need to fill aren't cheap to find.
I thought I would share this pick up with you today out of 2005 Prime Cuts:
I really enjoy this card, there are several cool features. The picture of Willie Mac isn't huge but it is placed up the corner like a postage stamp. The timeline theme results in his HOF election year of 1986 showing up at the bottom - I like cards that celebrate Hall of Fame elections. The best part of this card is the double jersey swatch in the shape of his number 44 jersey number.
Here is the back of the card that "guarantees" that is comes from a game-worn item. I also figured I could show off the serial numbering of 16/25, a fairly hard to come by card 14 years after the release.