Monday, August 20, 2012

McCovey Monday #18

My favorite player of all time is Hall of Famer Willie McCovey.  I have amassed a collection of over 1100 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.

Decided to share another nice McCovey pickup that I got on eBay recently.

This card was in the 2007 SP Legendary Cuts product and is an insert set titled Legendary Signatures.  As you can see, this one is numbered 09/25.  On the back, it is card number WM2, there are 2 other versions WM1 which is also serial numbered to 25 and WM3 which is numbered to 15.  This if the first of these that I have picked up but based on the design, I am going to be on the lookout for the other 2.  This McCovey photo has been used quite a bit but with its inclusion on the left side of the card and him looking to the right it seems like a perfect fit.

This set has 100 different cards with most players having 2 or 3 different versions.  The checklist is pretty impressive with most being HOFers (the exceptions being Bo Jackson, Don Mattingly, Joe Torre, Kirk Gibson and Will Clark).  Torre and Gibson are the only players without more than 1 version.  Some of the cards are serial numbered as high as 199 and as low as 15 (McCovey and several others have /15 cards).

This one set me back just over $27 shipped so I am pretty happy with the pickup.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! Even though very dark, I am liking these cards. I am actively going after the Dawson(s) and Jenkins cards...