Tuesday, February 14, 2017

#310 George Metkovich

#310 George Metkovich
Progress: 1st of this card
207 of 407  50.8% complete
How acquired: sent by reader Dave
Condition: Excellent
Dave correctly pointed out in a note that he included with the cards that he sent, that this Metkovich gets me very close to the Mantle, at least in a numerical sense.  It's also as close as I've come to picking up a hi-number card as #310 is the last card in the 5th series.  Everything beyond that, 311-407, are the elusive hi-numbers.  I don't think there's any math or reason to justify it, but cards #301-310 sell for more than they should.  The published print runs don't put any huge scarcity on them, but the buying public seems to disagree, and they tend to effect prices more than the magazines.  So it was a welcome surprise to see this Metkovich fall out of Dave's generous offering of cards.

Stats: 10 seasons, 934 hits, 47 homer runs, .261 avg.

Best Hall of Fame Showing: N/A

Thanks again Dave.

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