Tuesday, January 15, 2019

A Sense of Pride

Cutch has been appearing in so many high end sets lately and I feel like Topps is producing cards of the former MVP just to get money specifically from me.

I know there are other Giants and McCutchen collectors out there, but there has been more Topps certified autographs of Cutch in the past year than the previous four years combined by both Topps and Panini.

With that being said, I couldn't pass up a card like this.

On card autograph numbered to only 5 copies with a sweet patch?


But wait, there's more.
You see that numbering?

There are at least 4 different variants to track down.  I have gathered 2 more (AM1 and AM3) to pair up with this.  I am seeking a copy of AM2.

Of the ones that discuss dynastic moments, this one is my favorite.

I loved the 2017 World Baseball Classic.  I think tournaments like that could really help make baseball a national pastime and must see sport again.

The reason why football has become so popular is because every game matters.  Entire seasons rest on a single game.

Can the same be said for a random cold day game in Chicago being played in April if you're the New York Mets?  No, probably not.  Even if you're a White Sox fan and you don't get the chance to see the Mets come play "your team" does it make an impact?  Nope.  Probably not, unfortunately.

That is why I love the WBC Tournament so much. Every game is important.  Players aren't playing for $300 million dollar contracts either.  They were playing for the love of the game and for the love of their country.


  1. I would have never known that by looking at the card numbering. Very cool card, and the on-card auto really makes it even better.

  2. I love the WBC for the exact reasons you listed.

    P.S. Sweet card! Love me a nice on-card autograph.