May 03, 2012

1976 Topps Traded: The Missing Cards - #520T Willie McCovey

1976 Topps Traded: The Missing Cards - #520T Willie McCovey
After the A's aborted fire sale at the June 15th trade deadline, Oakland made a push for the division title. Part of that push was the purchase of Willie McCovey's contract at the end of August. It didn't end up working out for either party. Big Mac hit just .208 in just 11 games. 1977 found him back in a Giants uniform, where he returned to form, smacking 28 home runs and finishing in the top 20 most valuable players in the league.

4 comments:

arpsmith said...

I love this card!

Carl Crawford Cards said...

Agree. Love the airbrushing. Is that an extra hand on the bat? Could be a Topps original.

Matthew R said...

It's cool that this entry came out on the anniversary of Willie's last major league home run.

Ben Henry said...

Funny thing is, I went to great pains to match the uni to McCovey's pose but forgot that his arms would be blocked. So it goes...