You may recall earlier this week that I showed off a gold 5x7 card and stated I wanted to build a run of Cutch cards using each design of Topps Flagship 1952-2021.
I have the standard size card in hand now so I will be getting that post ready to go some time next month to see how close/far away from that goal I am. I think the mid 1990s to mid 2000s will be the hardest to accomplish.
Next up is the 1986 insert celebrating 35 years of Topps 1986. I never noticed this on the original set, but there are way more triangles in the team logos than I remembered. I thought that this was just Topps way to be cutesy and artsy following the success of Project2020, but I referenced some original 1986 cards and sure enough Michael Jack Schmidt had logos that looked identical.
It's not just the homers, the stolen bases, diving catches, and crazy on field swagger that drew me to like Andrew McCutchen as a fan though. It was Cutch's humble nature and the way he constantly gives back to the community that made him such a fan favorite in Pittsburgh.
So those three cards are my first 2021 standard size cards of Cutch I have in hand. I will be going after parallels of all of them so if you come across any, keep me in mind.
Have you gotten any 2021 cards?
What inserts have you been excited about this year?