Monday, October 7, 2019

McCovey Monday #99 - 2019 Hits Cards Allstars HOF Jumbo Memorabilia 8/10

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.

Today's card is from Hits Memorabilia and it is a jumbo relic card of Willie McCovey.  I have seen quite a few McCovey cards from this set but this is the first one I actually picked up.  I know this is an unlicensed product but really didn't know too much about the company.  They share their web address on the back of the card so I decided to take a look.

The front page of the site shares a quote from the founder:
Our goal at Hits Memorabilia is to bring affordable, authentic, highly collectible products to sports and entertainment collectors. Products we create include various sized memorabilia displays, and trading cards. With a concentration on prime memorabilia and authenticity innovation, we have steadily been growing and improving since 2010. Thank you for visiting our site- Gary O'Brien Jr, Founder
One cool thing I noticed is that they keep a photographic database of every card they produce in order to combat any potential tampering with their cards to put in higher end patches.  Pretty solid concept in my book as many of their cards have pretty cool patches.

My card however just has a nice large white swatch of allegedly game worn material.  The web site shows a pair of McCovey pants from 1972 and even display the label in the pants with his name on them.   Here is a scan of the front and back of the card I picked up:


 This also has a nice low serial number of 8/10.  I am glad to have this in my collection but won't be paying a premium like I would for a card from a more mainstream product right now.  Does anyone out there have any Hits cards?  Would you pick them up if they were from your team/player?

4 comments:

  1. I've steered clear of those HITS. Just leery I guess. That is one huge swatch. I've got a ton of cards to send to you. Working on a 2nd box.

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  2. I have quote an extensive amount of Hits Memorabilia cards. Many have been picked up very cheap. I view them more as art pieces than long term value cards. They do produced some really nice looking cards, but unfortunately they recycle images more than Topps. In addition the backs all look like a placemat at a diner. Very boring.

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  3. I suppose I'd consider it an off-brand, and as I do in most areas, I'll buy the off-brand if it saves money.

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  4. I don't have any cards from this company, but I've seen a few that Collecting Cutch has shown off. I'd have no problem adding some to my collection, but I wouldn't pay a premium.

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