Unlike previous years where there was a waiver deadline and non waiver trade deadline, this year there is no such thing. That means there won't be any Justin Verlander joining Astros minutes before September 1st or Andrew McCutchen joining the Yankees a day before September. As of July 31st, the team you have is the team you ride with to the postseason.
That lead to my favorite athlete of all time joining "The Evil Empire" as all NonYankees fans call it.
At work I won a pair of tickets in a regional contest for the Red Sox vs Yankees game this Sunday night. It will be my first time back at Yankee stadium since 2014.
I have only been to Yankees Stadium once. It was in 2014 during a single admission double header against the Pirates. The Pirates and Yankees split the day's events. I even ended up on TV a few times throughout the game as I was sitting directly under the Modell's sign and we had 3 HRs hit in our direction.
Cutch was a member of the Yankees for a brief time last year and you can tell that he absolutely loved the idea of playing in pinstripes for a little over a month. He was quoted as the experience being "surreal".
The Yankees fans are known as a loud and raucous group especially the Bleacher Creatures lead by Bald Vinny. Each home game Vinny and his friends will start to chant the names of the players and go around the diamond, continuing to chant their name until he gets a reaction from the player.
A little less than a year ago Cutch got his first role call at Yankees stadium. A gif of it can be seen below.
Here is a collection of all my Andrew McCutchen Yankees cards. Some of these I have shown off before, but most are being shown for the first time. It is very likely that I will show off more in the future too.
2018 Bowman Best
2018 Topps Update SP photo variant
2018 Topps On Demand 3D
2018 Topps Now
2019 Stars of the Game
2019 Topps Store 5x7 Gold
2019 Topps Series 1 Sketch Card Artist Proof
2019 Gypsy Queen Autographs
2019 Inception SP Autograph
2019 Topps Tier 1 Prime Performers Autograph
Only time will tell if Topps releases more cards of Cutch in a Yankees uniform, but with 10 unique ON CARD AUTOGRAPHS and a trio of 1/1s I think my Cutch Yankees collection is looking pretty good considering he was only in New York for 30 games (25 regular season, 5 postseason).