Monday, March 22, 2021

Hey! Can you give me a hand?

Every now and then I pick up an item for my Cutch collection that goes beyond cardboard and I get really excited about it.  I've shown off some pretty cool items in the past which I may go into a recap post in the future, but below is an item that is a first for me.

Above is my first pair of game used batting gloves.  They were both autographed by Andrew McCutchen and both have a game used inscription by Cutch.
They come certified by Hunt's Auctions.

Best of all though you can see Cutch wearing this style batting glove on a variety of his Phillies cards from 2019 to 2021.
2021 Topps 70 Years of Topps 1955 design insert
2020 Topps Fire green parallel
2019 Topps Heritage Throwback Uniform 5x7
2020 Topps Big League blue parallel
2020 Topps Series 2 Independance Day parallel
2020 Topps 1985 Patch relic red border
2020 Topps Museum
2019 Topps Tek purple
2020 Topps Triple Threads "Getting Started" gold triple relic parallel

How would you display an item like this? Shadowbox? Frame?
Both showing the signed side or one side,showing the game use? Should I put some 5x7s inside it? 
Give me your thoughts...


  1. That's pretty neat! Do they smell like sweat? I think a shadowbox would look nice; would you consider buying models hands to stuff the gloves with? Make 'em 3D-ish? It's sweet too that you have so many cards showing him wearing blue gloves. Do you know which game?

  2. A shadow box with a game-used bat and ball would be sweet. Or even... just the gloves with a photo of him wearing the same style of gloves.

    Back in late 2013/early 2014, I bought a pair of signed game-worn batting gloves off of Tony Gwynn's website. After a few weeks, I sent an email asking if they had been shipped. They replied that they wouldn't be able to fulfill the order. I was pretty bummed. A few months later he passed away.

  3. I definitely think a shadow box of some sort. I think Zippy Zappy made one with some batting gloves he had.

    Or you could hammer them on your wall like Willie Mays Hays!

  4. I have to hand it to you - those are (g)lovely! ;)

  5. That's an awesome purchase! Depending on how your collection is stored, maybe get a duplicate of a couple of cards with the blue gloves to put in that shadow box.