I have been having fun trying to add new items to my Willie McCovey collection that are not cards. His vintage cards that I need are either super rare (and if I can find them they are pretty costly) or parallels and hits from 2001 forward (I find it hard to pay good money for a cards /25 when I have the /100 and the /10 already). The main thing I am looking for are vintage items with photos of Willie Mac, ideally pictures I haven't seen before.
I set up a search for magazines and publications on eBay and have picked up a few cool things that I plan to show in the coming weeks. Today I thought I would start with a unique item, it was the first time I had ever seen it and when I purchased it there weren't any others on sale.
This is a scorecard from the Willie McCovey Old Timers Game played at Candlestick Park on 9/20/80.
A quick side note, I saw Willie's 5th to the last game in person on June 29th at Candlestick. He hit a pinch hit double against the Dodgers to drive in a walk off run in what would be his last extra base hit, his last 3rd to the last RBI and second to the last hit. It was pretty wild.
The inside of the scorecard is pretty neat as well:
Stay tuned for some other vintage McCovey stuff. While they are a little more challenging to scan/photo for the blog, they are super cool to collect and look at.