Pop Fly Pop Shop
151. "Stretch" 7" x 10.5" Art Print
151. "Stretch" 7" x 10.5" Art Print
Next up for Pop Fly Pop Shop is the legendary and sorely missed star of San Francisco: Willie "Stretch" McCovey.
Willie McCovey's illustrious career in Major League Baseball is a tale of power and precision. Born in 1938 in Mobile, Alabama, he would go on to become one of the most feared sluggers in the game's history. McCovey was a towering presence both on and off the field, earning the nickname "Stretch" due to his incredible wingspan at first base.
His journey into the Major Leagues began in 1959 with the San Francisco Giants. It didn't take long for McCovey to make an impact, winning the National League Rookie of the Year award with his remarkable hitting prowess. His left-handed swing was a thing of beauty, generating awe-inspiring power.
McCovey's ability to send baseballs soaring into the bleachers became legendary. He was a six-time All-Star and claimed the National League Most Valuable Player award in 1969, a testament to his consistent excellence. During his career, he amassed 521 home runs, placing him among the all-time greats in this category.
However, McCovey's influence extended beyond the batter's box. He was a respected figure in the clubhouse, a leader who set an example with his work ethic and dedication to the game. He was a beloved teammate and a source of inspiration for many.
Throughout his career, McCovey faced his share of challenges, including injuries temporarily sidelining him. Yet, his resilience and determination always brought him back to the diamond. He was a true competitor, giving his all for the love of the game.
In 1986, McCovey was recognized for his remarkable contributions to baseball when he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on his first ballot. His legacy lives on not only in the record books but also in the hearts of baseball fans who witnessed his greatness. Willie McCovey's career is a shining example of the enduring impact a player can have on the sport they love.
This 7 x 10.5" art print will be available for purchase between now and 11/26/23, after which it is retired forever. The artwork is estimated to ship between 40-60 days after the purchase window closes. This is not a guaranteed timeline, only an estimate.
Our art prints (not a comic book) is printed on double-thick card stock & come packaged in all the nostalgia you can ask for. The art print is a pre-order item for sale for one week only and then the print is retired and the print run is locked.
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A new piece of art each week -- a sports-themed 7” x 10.5” double-thick cardstock art print of an original artist-made piece of art. That's right, this isn't a comic book, it's just one piece of fun sports-themed nostalgia at a time. There are 20 different art prints released in a season (1 per week) and once they're gone… they're gone! From then on they'll only be available at higher cost on the secondary market.
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“Every time I look at these prints, I think of my father. If artists can channel their adversity into incredible works of art that we get to enjoy, then we should challenge ourselves to turn our struggles into something that can benefit others.”
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Meet the Artist
Daniel is the artist that designs all of our Pop Fly Pop Shop prints. Every piece is made with purposeful intentionality and thoughtful effort. Daniel is a storyteller, and during every drop, he is able to showcase the player’s journey and important moments from their career. The art prints do not simply focus on the player's image but about the entire path that has led them to the big leagues.