Friday, February 23, 2018

Let The Games Begin!

Spring Training games officially start today. 

The Pirates have a few interesting guys on minor league deals this year including the recently signed Michael Saunders.  I'm curious to see how Austin Meadows and a few of the other younger guys do over the next month.

As an additional update I have the autographs on my new site about 90% scanned and catalogued by year.  I'm hoping to knock out a year of base cards each week.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Winner winner chicken dinner

I won an auction for a sick patch and on card autograph from 2017 Flawless
It arrived

I'm craving buffalo chicken.

That is all....

Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Marvel Movie Time

It's Wednesday so it's movie day today.
I'm really looking forward to Black Panther.

Here's a card that talks about another Marvel character, Spider-Man.

I've shown another version of this card that looked superfractor like (/10), but this one is /25 and has an atomic refractor look to it.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Testing testing testing

Hey guys.  I am working on a website to fully show off my Cutch collection.   With his departure from Pittsburgh, I will not be as recklessly aggressive in purchasing cardboard of my favorite athlete. 

Besides a bunch of  Just Minors autos, overpriced 1/1s, and a few color chrome parallels there's not much I am missing. 

I will still be posting here daily as often as possible and at Chasing3000cards a few times a week.  However, I want something easy for me to view my cardboard digitally without going through and trying to find a picture from a post 2 years ago.  Thus I am creating my own website to act as a digital library. 

Here is a screenshot of a quick layout I put together.

You will be able to view the cards by year by selecting more.

I'm hoping to have it fully operational by the All-star break. There will be a brief history on main page about my collection and why I'm Collecting Cutch.  I will also add a link to this blog.

What are some things that you would like to see? 

Again this is all in the preliminary stages. 

Monday, February 19, 2018

Presidential Colors

Happy Presidents Day!

For those of you not working, enjoy the time off.

Here's another quick post as I have been busy (as usual).
Prizm gave us red, white, and blue parallels back in 2014 and 2015.

This Year's 2018 Topps release has an independence parallel to chase.  I've lost 4 of them so far.  I'm hoping to add one of the /76 red white and blue parallels soon.  They look great and all I have so far is the Felipe Rivero.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Cardboard Cameos #7 : Unsolved Mysteries

When I saw the opportunity to purchase this gold /10 5x7 Topps Online card for under $8, I knew I had to act quick.

I don't buy many of the 5x7 cards except for a few of the Golds that I really like and any that are exclusive to the site like how Fire was in 2014.

Something about this card screams to me Unsolved Mysteries.

I can imagine Robert Stack's voice discussing how the Pittsburgh Pirates were celebrating another playoff berth and for 3 seasons (2013 - 2015) they had the second most wins in all of baseball.

It would go on to discuss how guys like Lance Berkman, Carlos Beltran, and Matt Holiday regained their form to become pivotal players in the deaths of all Pirates fans dreams.  How a young man, Michael Wacha, would become a hero in a city the same day he became a villain in another.  It would discuss how two men single handily killed 80K Pirates fans (playoff hopes) in 2 years by shutting down the team (MadBum and Jake Arrieta).

It would talk about how these 3 Pittsburgh fan favorites would all but disappear shortly after this image was caught.

Yes the team who had just won 98 games in 2015 and had 4 prospects in the top 100 entering the 2016 season (Meadows, Taillon, Glasnow, Bell) would go on to have a pair of losing seasons before the face of the franchise, the man simply known as Cutch, would leave westward the same as the last Face of Franchise we had.

So this Unsolved Mystery ends with the simple question

I think David Freese said it perfectly the other day. 

I will leave you with this image once more.