I've been driving a rental car for almost a month as I have been having extensive work done on my car. Today I get my car back and am really looking forward to it.
To celebrate my auto coming home, I thought I would showcase all my Cutch autos.
All of them.
I have a few more hopefully on the way and maybe I can even work out a trade to acquire another that I need.
First up the 1/1 Printing Plates
Now to show them off by year begining with the most expensive autograph in the collection.
This beautiful BGS graded 9.5 with 10 auto is extremely tough to find as it was a redemption program card. The card technically wasn't produced until 2006, but is classified as a 2004 Bowman Chrome Aflac All American card. The card is numbered to only 125 copies, but it's believed that not all 125 were redeemed.
2005 was the year that Cutch was drafted and because of that he has several different autographs in Topps Chrome, Bowman Sterling, and Bowman Heritage. Pictured on the Chrome side are a Base, Refractor, Black (/200), and Red XFractor (/25) along with a Cyan Printing Plate (1/1). The Bowman Sterlings are again sticker autographs and also included are two jersey swatches. The Black Refractor case is severely damaged but the card appears to be fine. It'snumbered /25 copies.
Bowman Heritage offered the first On Card Autographs of Cutch in a Pirates uniform. The Red Ink is hand numbered to 51 copies to celebrate the Bowman 51 release.
Amongst my other 2005 autographs are 5 Just Minors cards including a pair of Gio Gonzalez (/25 and /10 respectively), Cole Hamels (/25), Michael Bourn/Chris Nelson Triple (/3) and a base solo (/200). I also have a PSA authentic with Luke 14:11 inscription.
2006 included a lot of buyback autographs along with some Just Minors autos. The Stubbs Triple is /5 and the Andrew Miller is /2.
A lil bit of Bowman and A LOT of Just Minors stickers autos. The Golds are /10, Silvers /25, and Triple Black /5.
Only Just Minors released autographs of Cutch in 08. Silver Heyward /25, Triple Gold /10, and Triple Black /5.
Cutch would make his MLB Debut this year. By far my favorite of the group is the Go Bucs 22 inscription. I believe it may be an unofficial 1/1 inscription.
I have built many rainbows for 2010, but haven't completed any yet. The Triple Threads and Bowman Platinum rainbows are awesome looking despite not being complete. This would be the first Cutch booklet autos too (both /10 or less).
This is a year that Cutch began being recognized as an elite talent. He would be selected to his first All-Star game and appear in many releases with certified autographs.
I can not get the blue ink on the Marquee Frame auto to scan well. It's a stunning signature though. The Canary Lineage is /10 and the Gypsy Queen Auto/Relic is /25.
This was the year that Cutch signed for many many different releases. It also saw a sticker dump from Upper Deck. Among some of the dual autographs to appear with Cutch this year would be Ralph Kiner, Gerrit Cole, Jay Bruce, George Springer, and Alex Presley. This year also released the hexabook which I showed earlier this year.
The National League MVP began getting fewer and fewer autographs in releases in 2013. Arguably one of the game's top 5 tool talents he appeared in less than a handful releases with certified autographs in 2013.
There weren't many options for Cutch autos in 2014. Elite offered a few color parallels and Topps used some sticker autographs on previously released cards including the Photo Variant Zoltan sign (/5) and Power Players (/25).
2015 saw even fewer autographs of Cutch hit the market. Allen & Ginter booklets and All-Star Patch sticker autographs were the only releases.
Were it not for National Treasures, Cutch would have had no new certified autographs in 2016. Numbered to only 5 copies these booklets with sticker autographs were the only offerings.
There have been a few Hits Memorabilia 1/1 autos released this year and I have one en route. Immaculate just released a few autographs as well for 2017. Is it possible we see more autographs from Topps soon? I hope so.
So there they are all 125 unique Cutch autos in my collection.
Over half of them are numbered /50 and nearly 50% are numbered to /25 or less.