Monday, February 2, 2015

McCovey Monday #70 - 1971 Topps Coins

My favorite player of all time is Hall of Famer Willie McCovey.  I have amassed a collection of over 1200 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 have had this scan in my folder for more than a year so time to finally show off this oddball item of Willie McCovey.  This is a Topps Coin released in 1971.  These aren't super rare or very costly but I think they are a pretty nice oddball.  They aren't very big, about the same size as a poker chip and the Topps Chipz cards from the last couple years.

I can't recall after a year where I got this coin, I think it was part of a trade package.  I have had one in my McCovey collection for quite a while so this one slid into my Giants collection.  I like the up close picture and the green seems to work for the coin even though Green and Yellow are A's colors and about as far away from Orange and Black that you can get.

My one struggle is trying to figure out the best way to store and display these, other coins I have and the Chipz coins.  The slide around in 9 pocket pages and seem like they would damage some cards surrounding them in the binder.  I would assume there are some pages for coins that would work, if you have tried some out let me know if they work.


  1. I keep my coins in 20 pocket pages that are made for the T206 tobacco cards. They fit in the pockets perfectly and don't slide around at all.

  2. Any coin store has 20 pocket pages that nicely hold coins encased (stapled on 3 sides) in individual cardboard envelope/holders; my 71 set looks very nice in these.

  3. What Mr. Haverkamp said. If you can't find those, slide pages from a photography store will work as well.