The ugliest Hall of Famer rookie card has come home

 

1960 Topps Willie McCovey rookie

Nothing against Willie McCovey, but is there another Hall of Famer whose rookie card looks worse that this 1960 Topps issue? I realize that the images used on baseball cards in the 50s and 60s weren’t as strong as those used today. In fact, many of the images were drawings or some sort of art. McCovey on this card looks like some sort of timid deer, not an up-and-coming fearsome left-handed slugger who ultimately would be considered one of the greatest. The mere fact that this card was so ugly was the reason I waited so many years to pull the trigger despite its relatively affordable price tag — think about the price of a 2010 Bowman Chrome retail blaster. Now that it is in my collection, I can stop searching eBay for Bambi, err, McCovey’s rookie. Thank goodness.

 

One Response to “The ugliest Hall of Famer rookie card has come home”

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