Thursday, February 4, 2021

Sheff's Menu : Entree 3 (a pair of buybacks)

It's been about two months since I last showed off a Sheff's Menu feature.

For those that don't remember, this is where I take a similar designed card that Andrew McCutchen and Gary Sheffield both appear on.

In the past two features I had shown Cutch on a design that occurred during Gary Sheffield's playing days.  

Today I will mix things up and look at a card that Sheff appeared on after retiring in the same set as an Andrew McCutchen playing days card.

We will be looking at 2014 Allen & Ginter (sort of).

Cutch was in his prime in 2014.  He would finish in the top 3 for MVP for the third consecutive year.  

Sheffield would appear in the offseason on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time since retiring.
2015 Allen & Ginter featured the 10th Anniversary of the product and it offered a buyback parallel looking at the previous 9 years products.  There were a few minis that got the buyback treatment too.  These minis were encased inside frames and given the gold foil treatment as well.  

I was able to get the Sheffield in a recent COMC shipment and had the McCutchen for many years.

The backs of the minis are different.  The McCutchen is an A&G back, while the Sheffield is a standard back.