Monday, November 21, 2016

McCovey Monday #90 - 2008 SP Legendary Cuts Memorable Moments 1/1

My favorite player of all time is Hall of Famer Willie McCovey.  I have amassed a collection of over 1300 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.

For the second time in recent weeks I was able to add another 1/1 to my Willie McCovey player collection, this time from 2008 SP Legendary Cuts.  It is a pretty nice looking card, check it out:

This card highlights a pretty amazing double header performance my McCovey where he hit 3-run homers in both games of a doubleheader.  I miss doubleheaders, my dad and I used to go to an annual Giants/Dodgers doubleheader in SF each year when they were regularly scheduled.  In fact, the last time I saw McCovey play was during a doubleheaders in his final season.

This card to me has some pluses and minuses.  On the positive, it is a pretty solid design.  I like the color portrait in the foreground and the black and white action photo in the back.  The Memorable Moment is recessed in a small cut out area.  Perhaps my favorite element is his nickname, Stretch, being prominently displayed under his portrait.  On the negative, this is somewhat of an artificial 1/1 in my opinion.  There are quite a few of these out there where just the Memorable Moment cut out is swapped for a different career highlight.

This is my first of these to make it into my collection.  I will keep my eyes open for more but at this point it has been crossed off my want list.  I am pretty excited to have added 2 new 1/1s over the last few weeks.


  1. I picked up the Red Baron #1/1 Memorable Moments from this set, I don't know why but I really like the look of the cards.

  2. i do love any post about McCovey. thanks for sharing
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