Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Best 99 cent auction I ever won

I am always looking to add more Cutch cards to the collection.  Since his 2009 debut I have been focusing more and more of my collection on him.

Now that I consider myself a supercollector of him  (over 1,700 unique cards) I am having difficulty tracking down some of his older cards (2010 and earlier).  

When I saw a 2 card lot hit ebay with an incorrect title for a single card I needed I played the 99 cent gamble, hoping the card pictured was included.

It was listed in the description properly, but the title was wrong.

I'm not sure if it was the compressed auction window, the bad title, a bad picture, or the fact that Cutch was struggling to hit above .200 but for me to win this 2009 Topps Unique Gold /25 for only 99 cents!!!! is a huge victory for my ongoing Cutch quest.

Behold the beauty of this rookie card.

Pretty sweet score, huh?

Friday, June 23, 2017

Ho Hum, another 1/1

A few weeks back I showed off a pair of Topps Vault Blank Back cards and AJ from the Lost Collector made a comment that really put my Cutch Collection in perspective.

I added my 1/1 to the collection the other day.  It's a Red Parallel for Topps Bunt Infinite.

I had shown off a few of the other color parallels just a few days ago.

Here's the others

While it is nice to add another 1/1 it is just another color parallel that looks great with its brothers.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Allegheny Armada

For the past few years the Pirates have had some unique team cards in the flagship release.  From River City Rakers to Pirates Mateys to this year's card "The Alleghany Armada"

Picturing the new dreaded hero of the team, John Jaso, with the former dreaded hero, Andrew McCutchen, this card has some bash brother vibes to it.

So far I have the Vintage Stock/logo and Mothers Day parallel, but am hoping to add many more.  I need help adding the other parallels.

It will be very interesting to see how the Pirates perform over the next month.  They are just a few games back of winning the division, despite a sub .500 record.  Cutch has been playing out of his mind since moving to the 6 hole late May.  He's batting over .400 with over 20 runs and 25 RBI with 8 HR since then.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Flagship Logos

Cutch had his official Rookie Card in 2009 Topps despite having a draft prospect card in 2005.  Since his 2009 Flagship debut, Topps has mostly kept with the "P" Pittsburgh logo.  However in 2011 and 2012 the team was represented with the Jolly Roger logo.

You can see them below

Cutch will appear in Series 2, but I don't have a base yet.

Even though Cutch has 5 All Star cards and League Leaders cards I decided to only show 1 card each year.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Bunting Colors

My good friend AJ from The Lost Collector sent me a PWE with 2 Cutch cards I didn't have.  I was already in the process of adding the color parallels to the PC.

Here's the rest of my Bunt cards for 2017
Up first the Infinite insert

The back

Now for the base set

This is how I like my color parallels.  Bold and in your face color variations.  You don't have to squint to see if this is Ice or Lava or Blue or Amethyst parallel.  It is clear these are different from  each other.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Who's Your (Craw)Daddy?

I love when I come across Cutch minor league cards.
I love when I come across rarer parallels even more.
I love my father even more than all the baseball cards I own.
Today is a day of love for our fathers.

Let's celebrate with a low numbered Cutch in a CrawDAD uniform.

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there....even the crawdads

Saturday, June 17, 2017

This Day In Cutchstory: 1st MLB HR

I wonder if Andrew took a few jabs at Francisco Liriano when he signed with the Pirates as a Free Agent during the winter of 2012.

If I was him I probably would have said something about "Welcome to Pittsburgh.  Thanks for letting me get my 1st Homerun off you"

Andrew is a bigger and better person than me so I doubt that happened.

Anyway today is the 8th anniversary of Cutch's 1st HR.

I am still in search of an actual ticket for that game, but I have these for now.

A manurelic

And 3 parallels

And here is the back