Thursday, January 21, 2021

Another day, another auto

I have been seeking some of the "older" McCutchen autos not already in my collection over the past 2 months more aggressively.  

2012 Topps Tribute offered gorgeous on card autographs with foil technology designs and every card was encased in a 1 touch.  

It is my favorite year of Topps Tribute and I think it's because it's distinctive and stands out from other 2012 products in general and other Topps Tribute designs.  

Cutch had two different photos to chase after on the right of the card.  One is a running photo, the other is a smiling batting photo.  

The batting photo is numbered AM1 on the back and discusses Cutch's rookie season offensively.
Despite not debuting until June, Cutch finished 4th for the BBWA Rookie of Year Award, but did receive the (albeit less nationally acclaimed) Baseball America's NL Rookie of Year Award.  He lead all rookies in extra base hits (47) despite missing about 2.5 months of the season and lead the Pirates in Runs Scored and Stolen Bases. 

This card was purchased at the end of last year and has been in my possession for about a month.  
One of my 2021 goals was to add 50 new Pirates playing days cards to the collection this year.  This card would have qualified if I purchased it this year.  

These are the types of cards (and deals) that I am really looking for the most in 2021. 

So far I have added only 1 to the collection through the first 3+ weeks.  2 more are hopefully in transit (and one is a big one too, but the seller didn't put tracking on it so hopefully it shows up eventually).  At the current pace of 1 per week, that will keep me on track to hit this goal for the year.

How are you doing so far with your 2021 goals in the first few weeks of the new year?


  1. I'm turning 61 next month, and want to acquire 61 different 1961 Topps cards. I've got a few on the way, and I'd like to get all the Tigers from '61 Topps. I'm not going to worry about the condition of the cards, either.

    I've also got a few more Topps Living Set cards on the way...I need to get back to adding HOFers, and players I like.

  2. I may or may not have set goals for myself... so off the top of my head, I can't say if I'm doing good or not. It also shows that I'm not really taking these goals very seriously if I did set any. But so far in 2021, I've been happily passing on about 95% of the eBay auctions I've been watching in 2021. I did make a big purchase last week that I'll be sharing sometime on my blog. But it's not anything too crazy. Just I crossed off my want list.

  3. I've spent a little bit more on cards so far in 2021 than I would have expected, although it's skewed by a Floyd Little autograph.

    The Tribute autographs are very nice and clean.

  4. So I have the continuing goal of getting better organized. I will say I'll start writing down goals specific to that to help me get started. Good looking card and like that he is smiling.