2020 was a miserable year.
It started off with my grandfather having a stroke on New Year's Day
Then COVID hit
Then sports were cancelled
There were fires and riots and looting in our country
It wasn't a very good year.
It wasn't all bad though as I added some really amazing pieces to the collection.
Topps retweeted my collection of Topps 1/1 cards which lead to me getting about 300 more followers in a month
I was able to get some nice cards via Twitter and bloggers
And then there was the chaos of the Series 2 short print. The weekend after release Dick Allen (R.I.P.) tweeted out that it was his favorite card of all time. This caused a frenzy on the secondary market with cards reaching up to $350.
I got some awesome cards including some autographs, 1/1s, and relic cards. By far though, my favorite pickup was a top 10 coveted card, 2013 Pinnacle Clear Vision Home Run.
Among all the chaos of this year I reached the 3,000 marker for unique McCutchen Cards.
I also grabbed a pair of 1/1s that were fairly cheap because they had subgrades
On the non cardboard front I picked up some game used baseballs.
My first homerun ball, which I showed off just a few days ago
Also the foul ball hit before his EPIC 14th inning 12 pitch at bat walkoff homer
I also have picked up a charity art auction that featured Cutch's drawing of the Pirates "P" logo.
I also added the game used pants from the game where Cutch's swag photo variant card originated
I took part in two private signings and got a helmet, jersey, pair of 16x20 photos, baseball, and video game signed.
There are lots more cards and oddball licensing things I picked up this year, but these were some of my favorites.
My absolute favorite item is the lineup card from the dugout where Cutch hit his 1st HR