Thursday, August 17, 2017

Another edition of "What does the chicken say"


Thanks for joining me on this second edition of (insert 70s groove music)

What Does The Chicken Say?

It's been a short while since we have had a $3 victory on Collecting Cutch, but I am excited to show one of my most recent pickups.

Best of all...
It ran me only $3

Straight from 2017 Allen & Ginter comes this framed mini relic of Cutch.  I've previously shown off some of my full size relics.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Stop with the negativity

I joined a Topps Chrome player 1/2 case break and secured the McCutchen spot for a winning bid of $2.

It netted me a few base cards, but I also got the Negative card.

Not a bad score.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Giancarlo can't be stopped

Is it possible to see Giancarlo Stanton homer in every game going forward?  It seems that way!!!

Fortunately for my fantasy baseball team, Giancarlo is playing out of his mind.  He has set a Marlins single season home run record, homered in 5 straight games, and has 251 career home runs in his age 27 season.  Only 12 players in MLB history have accomplished that.  Eight are in the Hall of Fame.  The four that aren't are Albert Pujols, Alex Rodriguez, Juan Gonzalez, and Andruw Jones.  

I have shown off all these cards before when the World Baseball Classic was going on, but with the way Stanton has been playing of late, I thought I could show them all off again.

I have seen a dual patch of the below card instead of dual bat, but am content just having the Stanton bat (for now)

One of the coolest booklets I own is this quad jumbo jersey booklet.  Not only does it feature my 4 favorite NL players, it also has 3 team mates of Team USA who won the 2017 WBC.

Another really awesome card is this 9 player patch card.  This thing is massive and features incredible patches for each player.  The front features Buster Posey, Clayton Kershaw, Jose Abreau, Miguel Cabrera, and Robinson Cano.

Can't go wrong with Stanton, Cutch, Trout, and Kershaw.

Ugh...Yasiel Puig

I'm not sure if Topps just doesn't want to produce more cards of Cutch and Stanton or they don't see the pairing as being compatible on cardboard the same way Panini does.

I would love to see a decapatch card made of the 10 players who won the decisive World Baseball Classic game against Puerto Rico.  That would be awesome!!!

Anyone know any custom card makers who could make such a card?

Monday, August 14, 2017

If you build it, he will come

One of my all-time favorite movies has to be Field of Dreams.  The line, "If you build it, he will come."

While I don't claim to be John Kinsella, I will say this "if you build an Andrew McCutchen lot and I need 5 out of 7 cards, I will come and buy it".

Such was the case when I saw a lot listed that included 4x 2017 Optic cards and a Tier 1 single relic I needed.

I have previously stated how I have been slacking with Donruss and Optic purchases this year compared to previous years.  This lot gave me a third of all the Optic parallels needed to complete the rainbow.

It also gave me some doubles of 2017 Museum that I suspect Matt from BWTP won't be too upset if I sent his way.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Happy Belated National Baseball Card Day

I received a card yesterday from a friend who had attended a Pirates game earlier in the week, the Trevor Williams pitching gem game in fact.  Not only did he attend a great game in person, but he also got a pack of team specific cards to celebrate National Baseball Card Day.

This year Topps made their standard National release of a player from each team.  In addition they created team specific cards.  The Stadium Giveaways for each team feature 9 current players and 1 All-Time Franchise Legend for a total of 10 cards per team.  Some of the odd legends include Wade Boggs (Devil Rays) and David Ortiz instead of any of the other Red Sox all-time greats (Yaz, Williams, Fisk).  The Philadelphia Phillies recognized that they have no quality players on their team and released a 20 card legends set, not numbered.

Further details about both releases can be found here.

I have a National Release (with different picture) ordered and will probably receive it sometime later this week.

In the meantime let's (belatedly) celebrate National Baseball Card Day today!!!

Here's the 2017 Pittsburgh Pirates team specific release of Cutch.

The card back has a different write up than the National Release.


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Gemstones added

I didn't have much interest in adding this card to my collection as I already have 2 different gemstones parallels from Flawless, but it was basically a throw in for a 1/1 I won so why not add some more diamonds to the collection.

It came with a COA

Friday, August 11, 2017

Shhhhh....speak softly....There's something majestic here

This might sound creepy or weird, but whenever I can add Cutch's laundry to my collection makes me a happy Supercollector.

This pickup features 3 nice swatches of jersey piping along with the Majestic Laundry Tag.

But wait....

It's also numbered to his jersey number (22/25)

This was a nice one to add to the collection.
It's probably not going to make the cut for my top 200 though.