Monday, August 21, 2017

Ginter X Goodies, Ho Hum another 1/1

I recently got a package from Chris at Sports Cards Memories.

He had shown off some of his box contents and thanks to my friend Greg, he pointed out who to contact in regards to his 1/1 Cutch plate he pulled.

Inside were 3 Allen & Ginter X cards that I needed
First up, the 1/1 magenta printing plate

Next, the base

Finally, the mini with A&G back
Thanks so much Chris for sending this to me so quickly.  Thanks also to Greg for pointing out who would want a new 1/1 Cutch for the PC.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

MLB partners with Little League World Series

Tonight fans across the Nation can watch the Pirates and Cardinals battle it out in Williamsport as part of a initiative to generate interest in youth baseball and the Little League World Series.

I have a bunch of cards that feature Cutch as a younger baseball player, but thought I would show these two off for the event.

First up is a 2013 Triple Play insert

Next up is a Sports Illustrated for Kids tear away card.  I used to have a whole unripped sheet, but seemed to have lost it over the years.  This card is from 2012 presumably June/July time.  Sports Illustrated for Kids was such a fun read when I was younger.  I don't even know if it is still made today.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Panini, you unoriginal bums!!!!

You may recall a few weeks ago I made a post about how Topps used the exact same wording for two card backs.

Well, Panini must of thought it was a good idea and did the same thing.  When I saw Spider-Man in theatres, I showed off a card that referenced the webhead on the back.

Little did I realize at the time of that post that I already had a National Treasures card with the same wording AND just a few weeks after publishing that post I would be getting in a new patch with the same wording.

Panini, you unoriginal bums!!!!

Give me something original on the backs!!!

Especially if I am shelling out big bucks for all the variant parallels on the front side.  At least make the backs have some original material.  The most frustrating thing is that National Treasures can cost around $400 a box and Black Friday packs are practically free.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Pushing the Chipz All In!

In my continued pursuit to add more Cutch items to the collection I came across these 6 Topps Chipz.

These neat little oddball collectibles are perfect for my collection as I used to have weekly poker games with friends a few years ago.  When these first came out I remember some went for a lot more money than I was willing to pay out.

Now they can be snagged for a few bucks for lots.  If anyone comes across any of the Cutch Chipz these are the only 6 I have.  I need a lot of the color variants (red, green, blue, magnet, sticker, and glow in the dark).

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Another edition of "What does the chicken say"


Thanks for joining me on this second edition of (insert 70s groove music)

What Does The Chicken Say?

It's been a short while since we have had a $3 victory on Collecting Cutch, but I am excited to show one of my most recent pickups.

Best of all...
It ran me only $3

Straight from 2017 Allen & Ginter comes this framed mini relic of Cutch.  I've previously shown off some of my full size relics.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Stop with the negativity

I joined a Topps Chrome player 1/2 case break and secured the McCutchen spot for a winning bid of $2.

It netted me a few base cards, but I also got the Negative card.

Not a bad score.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Giancarlo can't be stopped

Is it possible to see Giancarlo Stanton homer in every game going forward?  It seems that way!!!

Fortunately for my fantasy baseball team, Giancarlo is playing out of his mind.  He has set a Marlins single season home run record, homered in 5 straight games, and has 251 career home runs in his age 27 season.  Only 12 players in MLB history have accomplished that.  Eight are in the Hall of Fame.  The four that aren't are Albert Pujols, Alex Rodriguez, Juan Gonzalez, and Andruw Jones.  

I have shown off all these cards before when the World Baseball Classic was going on, but with the way Stanton has been playing of late, I thought I could show them all off again.

I have seen a dual patch of the below card instead of dual bat, but am content just having the Stanton bat (for now)

One of the coolest booklets I own is this quad jumbo jersey booklet.  Not only does it feature my 4 favorite NL players, it also has 3 team mates of Team USA who won the 2017 WBC.

Another really awesome card is this 9 player patch card.  This thing is massive and features incredible patches for each player.  The front features Buster Posey, Clayton Kershaw, Jose Abreau, Miguel Cabrera, and Robinson Cano.

Can't go wrong with Stanton, Cutch, Trout, and Kershaw.

Ugh...Yasiel Puig

I'm not sure if Topps just doesn't want to produce more cards of Cutch and Stanton or they don't see the pairing as being compatible on cardboard the same way Panini does.

I would love to see a decapatch card made of the 10 players who won the decisive World Baseball Classic game against Puerto Rico.  That would be awesome!!!

Anyone know any custom card makers who could make such a card?