Monday, October 29, 2012

OBRC: 2001 POST 500 HR CLUB WILLIE McCOVEY

THE ONLY THING MISSING IS THE MLB LOGO.
OH, WAIT, THERE IT IS.

WHY I LIKE IT

  • It's Willie McCovey, 500 home run club related and from a set featuring eight of the original 14. The others: Babe Ruth, Ernie Banks, Jimmie Foxx, Harmon Killebrew, Reggie Jackson, Frank Robinson and Mike Schmidt.
  • The engraved leather/wood look reminds me of the fine Corinthian leather seats prominently featured in a certain car commercial from the mid-'70s. 
  • Full stats on the back are always appreciated for big-number guys. Uncovering and reading the card numbers, though, require a forensic microscope.

WHAT'S THE STORY?

  • Available in specially marked packages of Post Cereals. 
  • Don't know why there are no cards of Eddie Mathews, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Mel Ott and Ted Williams. I keep waiting for Post to issue a Series 2. 
  • All of the logos and typography are a little overwhelming, kind of like the cable news channels with the scrolling updates and graphics splashed all over the screen.
  • BREAKING NEWS ... WILLIE McCOVEY STILL HAS 521 HOME RUNS ... 

HOW I ACQUIRED IT

  • At a garage sale, thrown into a deal with a framed limited-edition Dogs Playing Poker lithograph. I have six of the eight cards, missing Schmidt and Robby. 

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