For the second year in a row, Andrew McCutchen got the no text back from Topps. Cutch will likely be appearing in Series 2 Topps as he was omitted from Series 1.
The Topps team sets gave us a sneak preview of what to expect for the former NL MVP.
He is wearing a throwback uniform on the front of the card.
It could have mentioned how he was leading the league in walks and second in runs scored at time of his injury.
It could have mentioned how he is one of only 3 players in history (along with Barry Bonds and Mike Schmidt) to walk 3 times, score 4 runs, homer, and drive in a pair of runs. This statistic is mind blowing that only 3 people have done it and that is some REALLY GOOD company to be grouped with.
It could have mentioned his charity work he has done over the years.
It could have mentioned the team chemistry he tries to create no matter where he plays.
It could have mentioned something, anything.
But instead it just mentions his stats and his 1.5 WAR last year in only 59 games and his nearly 50 career WAR in his 11 year career thus far.
How do you feel about just stats on the back of a baseball card? Would you prefer some interesting fact or do you just want the stats?