Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Jameson Taillon Debut Patch

I've been waiting almost 6 years for this day to come.  I remember sitting in my small apartment on my busted up chair using my PC to watch the 2010 MLB Draft as the Pirates had the number 2 overall pick.  The 3 big names of the draft were all prep athletes.  Two of them have already become All-Stars (Bryce Harper and Manny Machado).  The third was the hard throwing highschool pitcher Jameson Taillon.  Man am I excited to see Jamo finally pitch in the big leagues.  I've had this card since August of 2013 patiently awaiting for his big debut to debut it.

This beauty was had for under $20!!!!!
2013 Pro Debut Patch 1/5

It features a large patch of the Jolly Roger from his 2012 All-Star Future's Game sleeve.  From the box score, Taillon didn't have a good outing.  He pitched 1 inning and gave up 2 hits (both doubles), allowing 1 run.  He didn't walk anyone, nor did he strike anyone out.  However he did throw 12 of his 17 pitches for strikes.  I remember watching the game and thinking damn, this kid is gonna be awesome in a few years.  He did an amazing job mixing up his speeds on his 4 pitch arsenal.

The back of the card has the normal small print text about not being from a specific season, blah blah blah.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

McCutchen Mailday #102: Another Manurelic?

I'm getting tired of all these manurelics that Topps keeps producing

Yet for some stupid reason, I keep buying these things for $1.75 and $2.50 shipping

Monday, May 2, 2016

McCutchen Mailday #101: Opening Day Photo Variant

When Cutch received the Roberto Clemente award, I was really hoping that Topps would make a card showing Cutch with the prestigious award.

Unfortunately for my wallet, it came as a short print photo variant in Opening Day

Sunday, May 1, 2016

McCutchen Mailday #100: The Biggest Addition is the Smallest

I'm trying to add as many unique cards to the Cutch PC as possible this year and when I saw this 2015 Allen & Ginter Mini Mini show up, I had to have it.  These were found in specially marked Rip Card Minis.  As a result, you could get a mini mini inside.  This tiny beauty is numbered 1/2

Here's all the cards side by side to show just how small this card is compared to your standard mini or even the base
mini mini, standard mini, base card

mini mini and standard mini

Friday, April 29, 2016

McCutchen Mailday #98 & 99: Two Low Number Parallels from 2010

Chrome cards of Cutch from 2010 don't pop up very often, but when I saw both of these hit and end within minutes of one another, I knew that I had to try and win them both so that I can add them to my latest batch of Cutch PC additions in 2016.

Mission accomplished.

The scan on the Orange Bowman Chrome refractor kept cutting the card off because of the way that year's release warped.  I assure you the card is perfectly centered (9.5 easily)
Both parallels are numbered to only 25 copies.  The Bowman Chrome was purchased for about half the price of the Red Refractor Topps Chrome.