Willie McCovey

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Birthdate 1/10/1938
Death Date 10/31/2018
Debut Year 1959
Year of Induction 1986
Teams Athletics, Giants, Padres
Position First Base

Willie McCovey was a six-time All Star and won the Rookie of the Year Award in 1959, and the NL MVP and All Star MVP Awards in 1969.

In the collection:

Willie McCovey signed contract with the Autographed Ball Company signed before his MLB debut

Willie McCovey signed contract with the Autographed Ball Company signed before his MLB debut

Six All Star appearances, an MVP Award and 521 career homers makes Willie McCovey a no-doubt Hall of Famer. In the collection is this contract between McCovey and the Autographed Ball Company. For years in souvenir stands at MLB stadiums offered baseballs with stamped signatures of the home
1970 Topps card autographed by Willie McCovey

1970 Topps card autographed by Willie McCovey

Shown here is an autographed 1970 Topps card of Willie McCovey. Flipping the card over reveals 1969 as his latest season. And what a season it was! McCovey was voted the National League’s Most Valuable Player after hitting .320 with 45 homers and 126 RBI. He led the league that season in homers, RBI, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, and intentional walks.

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