Willie McCovey 2014 Topps Archives – Base
Today marks the anniversary of Willie McCovey’s debut in the major leagues. That event occurred in 1959, 55 years ago!
So, why not feature another sweet card of ‘Stretch’ on this special day?
The card below is from this year’s Topps Archives set. The card design that McCovey is featured in is from the 1989 Topps flagship set.
Have a look:
Thus far, this is my favorite card from the 1989 Topps portion of the Archives release. Many feature non-action, close-up images. While this one does not offer action, it does give us a sense of the size and strength of McCovey as not too many skinny shortstops or second baseman can walk around the field with three pieces of fresh lumber on their shoulders…
I like it!