I took a long break from baseball and got back into the game in 2005 when the Pirates drafted a highschooler named Andrew McCutchen.
My all time favorite player is obviously Andrew McCutchen.
I am going to try to show off a card of Gary Sheffield that has also had the design used for an Andrew McCutchen card. You can view all items on the Sheff's Menu by clicking here. (Title for this subject to change)
My very first Gary Sheffield card was 1989 Topps. 1987 Topps was the first set I collected and my dad and I put together the set. My grandfather helped me build the 1989 set and one of my favorites was Gary Sheffield.
The gold chain, the "grill" with his initials, the Future Star logo, the pin stripe jersey
This card was cool!!!
The Sheffield has been used in several other releases over the years as both a reprint and buyback formats.
Here is the Sheff on top of a 2014 mini of Andrew McCutchen
The pink is more pronounced on the mini back
The stats for the mini contain only the most recent season and major league totals while the original contains more in depth stat totals
The monthly scoreboard on the original is completely gone from the mini
There were two different minis produced of Cutch in 2014
The 1989 design was also used for a Chrome version in 2014
The backs as you can see feature the same problems as the mini
I also have the Superfractor of the Chrome version which I have shown off a few times.
I also have a stunning patch card of Cutch produced using the 1989 Topps design
Do you have a favorite 1989 Topps card or any memories from the set?