Thursday, August 1, 2019

Spider-Man Day:Catching Flies

I am still a big fan of Marvel comics despite having sold my entire comic collection 7 years ago.  I am slowly starting to get back into comic related trading cards.

Spider-Man day is August 1st.  Details about the holiday can be found here.

Cutch has been known to stick to walls

If you didn't watch a lot of Pirates baseball from from 2009 to 2017 you missed out on,watching one of the greatest outfielders in the game today.

While he may not catch thieves just like flies, he certainly did catch quite a number of flies roaming centerfield for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

He was a Gold Glove winner in 2012 and nominated as a top 3 finalist in 2013 where he lost to Carlos Gomez.

Below is my #1 card need that I want for my collection.

It is the 2014 Topps Opening Day Photo Variant.  Anyone that helps me land this card will receive $50 finder's fee and I am willing to pay $150 for this card.

Here are some other cards of Cutch fielding that I already own, many of which I have already shown.

2015 Father's Day Elements #14
 Pyramids/10, Cracked Ice/25, Base
The back of the card even mentions Spider-Man on the back of the card.

2013 Topps Stickers #208
 Topps chose a great photo of Cutch fieldimg for their 2013 sticker

2012 Topps 1987 Mini #TM-40
This may very well be the most posted card I have put on this blog.

2019 Topps Series 2 Photo Variant SP #395

At the beginning of this post I mentioned how I was starting to pick up some more nonsports cards.

Here is a 2017 Fleer Ultra Retro Spider-Man Jambalaya insert of Iron Fist

Iron Fist is one of my favorite characters and his 2017 solo series is an absolute joy to read. I recently signed up for the Marvel Unlimited app so I can enjoy all the comics I missed out on reading during my comic hiatus and I don't have to worry about the storage problems.  (If you think baseball cards are tough to sort and organize, try collecting comics)


  1. Cool idea for a post and showing Cutch in some Spidey-like poses.

  2. Awesome collection! Thoughtful post too, with the Spiderman theme. The picture of Cutch leaping in front of the center field wall at PNC - I had that picture framed in my old office. I love how you can see the silhouette of him and his dreads.

    I collected a ton of Pirates Topps cards between 2013-2015 and I'm almost certain that I have that 2014 Opening Day SP. I"ll have dig for it. Email me at

  3. I don't think I've ever seen the 2013 Topps Stickers. I like the look. Best of luck tracking down that 2014 Opening Day variant. $150 with a $50 finder's fee = serious business. I'm hoping you stumble across one of these in a dime box instead.

    1. I have been looking for it for 5 years. It is my unicorn.