Wednesday, July 15, 2009

We Got Pants

The Night Owl recently blogged about two different pants cards. Duke Snider and Alex Rodriguez.

Now it is my turn.
2001 Upper Deck Vintage, Timeless Teams, Willie McCovey (card # J-WM)

Another ebay conquest. Cost of the card: $1.31. Shipping: $2.50.

$3.81 for "an authentic piece of pants worn by Willie McCovey in an official Major League Baseball game." Not bad.

Willie McCovey played in four different decades. He started in 1959 in San Fransicso. He played through the 1960s with the Giants before being traded to the Padres of San Diego. His contract was purchased by the Oakland Athletics and the he was granted Free Agency. He signed with the Giants and finished the final four years of his career there, ending in 1980.

He was selected as Rookie of the Year in 1959, the Most Valuable Player in 1969 and won the Hutch Award in 1977. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1986.

In his first Major League game, he went 4 for 4 against Robin Roberts of Philadelphia, with 3 runs and 2 RBI.

And I've got his pants.

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