Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Another Case Break, Another Steal of Deal

Last month I entered a case break for a player of choice.  The winning bid for my 2018 Chronicles Andrew McCutchen break was only $2.25.

While I didn't hit any major hits (relics or autos), I did manage to get a parallel and all of the base cards from the multiple inserts Cutch appears in.

The base card and back for Chronicles

 The base card and back for Classics insert

 The base card and back for Spectra insert



The lone parallel was the Classics /99.

Monday, September 17, 2018

He's Still Very Good

So many hobbyists look at the "decline" of Andrew McCutchen and have basically written his career as being over.

With my recent extended stay on vacation I was browsing some sold items on eBay that I missed out on and am shocked at how cheap some of these cards had sold for.

One Prime Example is a pair of Chrome cards that sold for less than $10 combined
2008 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks Gold/50
2018 Topps Chrome Red /5
2017 Honus Bonus HomeRun Date 1/1

Back in 2013 these cards would have pulled in roughly $30 to $50 each.  Now they can be had for under $5.  While I missed out on all of these auctions I did enjoy my time in Florida and have not been as obsessive about trying to acquire every McCutchen card on the planet especially since he no longer plays for my favorite team.

That being said, when I see that black and gold (yellow) appear on cardboard I really want to add it to the collection.

Such was the case with this Immaculate Patch On Card Auto numbered to 5 that I purchased before my vacation.

On Card Autographs of Cutch are tough to find as many of his early autos with Topps were sticker autographs.  I think that is why I have been so excited about the 2018 Archives Buyback Autographs as they are all 1/1s and are all On Card and are all Pirates uniforms.

My question to those in the hobby is why is collecting Cutch getting so much cheaper?  I understand he isn't a top 5 MVP candidate anymore and doesn't have his signature dreadlocks, but he is still a star in the game.

He is still having a better batting average than Rhys Hoskins, Bryce Harper, and Kyle Schwarber for the year.  Given the choice of having to put them in a corner outfield spot, I have more confidence in Cutch making the play than the other 3 although Harper is right there with Cutch in my opinion.

With so many players hitting homeruns these days, did you know that Cutch will soon be in pretty exclusive territory of having 8 straight seasons of 20+ HR?  The only other player to hit 20+ HR in the most recent 8 seasons are Giancarlo Stanton (9 straight seasons) and Jose Bautista (with 8 more HR he will have most recent 9 seasons so it is very unlikely he gets to 9).  Other stars either don't have the length yet or have had injury plagued seasons (Pujols).  Cutch only needs to hit 1 HR in next 14 games to achieve that feat.  Seven of those games are held in New York with the remaining seven split between Tampa and Boston.

So as the market for Cutch continues to shift to cards being cheaper, it's good to know that he is still one of the game's best despite being on "the decline".

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Scripture Sunday Mark 2:27

Today's verse is Mark 2:27

And he said to them "The Sabbath was made for men, not man for the Sabbath"




Saturday, September 15, 2018

Make This Card Topps!

So often I see awesome designs for Topps digital app, Bunt, appear for purchase on eBay. Unfortunately I have ZERO desire to spend actual money for not actual cards.

That being said, if this card was produced I wouldn't be opposed to lay down some serious cash competing against the Yankees fans to acquire it.
I would love to get a Cutch auto in a Yankees uniform.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Save The Boobies Recap 2017 edition

October is just around the corner so you know what that means for The Collecting Cutch Blog.
Each year on my blogs I show off pink cards and great looking racks for my October Breast Cancer Awareness Posts.

Ladies such as Christina Hendricks

Kate Upton



and Sofia Vergara are just some of the ladies I have spotlighted in the past


While the women chosen are the focus of the posts, I really want to show off the pink (and shades) cards to help bring awareness to this terrible disease that continues to destroy lives.

In case you missed my Save The Boobies event from last year, here is a recap of all the pink (and magenta) cards I showed.


































Just like last year I will open this up to suggestions for who you may want to make cameo appearances.

I do have some celebrities already in mind for certain posts, but am open to any suggestions.  I would like to refrain from having duplicate actresses from last year so please reference last year's posts for who appeared.

This year I will be featuring pink cards as usual, but am also including the shades of magenta, rose, and red to meet the criteria.  Also this year there will be more Cutch cameos on cards.

A contest similar to last year will be held also and it's an awesome prize!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Stuck In Florida?

I went to Florida for a few days having left on Sunday.  The original plan was to just head down for a 3 day mini vacation cramming in a few theme parks and the chance to swim with manatees in those few days.

Now it seems like our vacation may be extended as we are expecting to hit nasty weather heading home due to Hurricane Florence.

With that being said...it looks like we have no,choice but to be stuck in Florida for a few days.
Dang.

I'm sorry I haven't posted much lately, but my scanner was still down so I have had to use cards I may have shown off already here or on the Treasure Room.