Sunday, December 5, 2021

Simply One of the Best

Last year I showed off a bunch of red & green parallels as I was counting down to Christmas.

While I have been very busy with planning the move and the holidays and work schedule, I do plan to *occasionally* continue that trend this year.

Above is my 2017 Bowman's Best Green and Red refractors of Andrew McCutchen.

The Green is limited to 99 copies.
The Red is limited to 10 copies.

Oddly enough the back mentions Cutch's best game of 2017 as July 30th.
Many players would love to hit 3 HR in a game and getting 2 walks with a great catch will certainly be a memorable game, but I have to believe if you ask Andrew what his best game of 2017 was he would say September 26th.

In that September 26th game Cutch went 4 for 4 with 8 RBI including 2 HR (one being his first Grand Slam). He had that game in his final homestand at PNC Park as a member of the Pirates. 

Would you rather have a game with 3 solo HR and 2 walks 
2 HR, 1 double, and an 8 RBI performance?


  1. Hmmm, tough one. Both are great performances. I'd say the 8 RBI game, as at least you know the team scored a minimum of 8. With 3 solo HRs, those could be only three runs of the game.

    I like Bowman's Best. They always look good! No idea if I've ever actually opened a pack.

  2. I'd go with the 4/4 too. Also those refractors look great side by side

  3. The Red refractor looks really sharp!

    I'd take 2 homers and 8 RBI for sure.

  4. Pretty!

    8 RBIs. Although we're supposed to laugh at RBIs as a stat now.

  5. I'm betting that that card was written before the September 26th game happened. It's a 2017 product--yes, it came out at the very end of the year, but it takes time to put the cards together.

    I'd say I'd rather have the 8 RBI game, but you could argue that Cutch himself had a better game in the first one. It's not his fault that the bases weren't loaded when he hit the home runs that day, you know?