Sunday, October 7, 2012

Big Mac of the Week

Mock if you must, but I collect Mark McGwire.  I've been a fan of McGwire ever since his rookie season when he hit a still rookie record 49 (presumably steroid free) bombs.  I have 633 different McGwires and will continue to accumulate them.

One of the best things about collecting Mark is that the card companies don't make cards of him any more.  I assume that it's a combination of him being a steroid pariah and (I assume) him not giving them his permission.  Even without any new cards of him being produced, I bet there are between 3-5000 different McGwires out there.  Unfortunately, most of those that I don't have are very much of the High Dollar variety.  Oh, well!

So with 633 different Big Mac cards, I have enough fodder for a little over 12 years of 'Big Mac card of the Week' posts!  Here's #1!

This here is a 2001 Topps Hobby Masters insert #HM1.  It's extra thick and the words 'Hobby Masters' have a plasticy feel too them like they are a sticker applied after the card was made.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Although I'm not a huge McGwire fan, I did like him back in the day and I'm definitely looking forward to seeing more of your collection. 600+ is impressive for a player collection!

  2. Every now and then, I'll still add a Big Mac card to my collection. Loved watching him play during his Bash Brother days.