Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Mays to the rescue

 If anything was ever going to get me out of my funk and do an actual post, the passing of Willie Mays is probably it.  All the good stuff about Mays will be written in other places, everyone should go find someplace to read about Willie today.

Willie and Hank are the most special baseball players of all time to me personally.  Losing them both kind of feels like losing grandpas, not that I had any relationship with them.  Just special ballplayers and men.

So as a quickie, here are all the Willie Mays cards in my collection.

2020 Topps Stadium Club Black Foil
2022 Topps Series 2 All-Star Alumni Commemorative Relics
2023 Topps Stadium Club Red Foil
2019 Topps Gallery Masterpiece
2020 Topps Stadium Club Chrome X-Fractor
2020 Topps Stadium Club Chrome Refractor

2016 Topps Update Series 3000 Hit Club
2016 Topps Stadium Club
2014 Topps Framed Rookie Reprints Black /199
2005 Donruss Diamond Kings Masters of the Game
2005 Donruss Diamond Kings HOF Heroes Red Framed
2005 Donruss Studio Portraits Diamond Kings Sepia Black & White/35

2005 Donruss Leather & Lumber Great Gloves /2000
1992 Ziploc
1984 ASA The Willie Mays Story
1974 Topps
1973 Topps
1972 Topps

Now we are to the point where I will keep pretty much any Mays, regardless of condition.  And the condition on some of these is horrendous!

1972 Topps
1971 Topps
1969 Globe Imports Playing Cards Gas Station Issue
1969 Topps
1968 Topps
1967 Topps checklist

1967 Topps
1966 Topps
1965 Topps
1964 Topps
1962 Post
1961 Topps

1960 Topps
1959 Topps
1959 Topps

And the crown jewel of my Mays collection, courtesy of a trade with Gavin at Baseball Card Breakdown...

We'll miss you Willie!