Monday, April 3, 2017

McCovey Monday #91 - 2014 Panini Hall of Fame Yellow Printing Plate 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.

Wow, it has been a while since I have posted a McCovey Monday card - right before Thanksgiving to be exact.  My posting has been sporadic but I was surprised tonight when I looked back to see how far back it was.  I have been getting new McCovey cards, just not posting them up.  Today I got a nice 1/1 in the mail and figured what the heck, might as well show it off.  I was planning on doing an Opening Day recap post but the game yesterday was too depressing.

I picked up my second Printing Plate from one of my favorite releases - 2014 Panini Hall of Fame.  McCovey has 3 different "base" cards in this release, all with a different photo and different design.  They are all numbered #63.  This yellow plate is from what is considered the Base 1 card, my other plate is a cyan plate from Base 3.  My original thought when this set came out was annoyance that there were so many different McCoveys to go after but as of late I have been picking up a bunch of the parallels and have enjoyed adding so many cards to my collection.

Nothing like a nice 1/1 to distract me from my team's ongoing bullpen woes.


  1. The outcome of yesterday's game sucked for the Giants and their fans... but what Mad Bum did was truly amazing.

    P.S. Awesome printing plate!

  2. It's just one game of 162, but I hear ya. The Cubs came out on the short end of the stick, too.
    Love me some McCovey Mondays, although I'm commenting on a Tuesday. :)