Wednesday, June 21, 2017

This is why I only collect one player now

The title and thumbnail should give it away, but Topps consistently uses the wrong images of players.  Last year we got a Gregory Polanco Gypsy Queen base card pictured with Aramis Ramirez.  Ok, maybe with all the"quality control" a mistake can happen but here's the thing one bats lefty, the other righty.

Fast forward to 2017 and Topps is still using images of Aramis Ramirez for Gregory Polanco cards.  Ramirez retired in 2015!!!!!
I guess if it was a low budget set it wouldn't bother me, but this is Topps Museum.  The card is numbered to only 10 copies in the world.  I took the image off eBay while browsing to see what Pirates have been pulled from recent releases (Series 2 and Museum).

Absolutely pathetic!!!

Cmon Topps. Get your shit together!!!!

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Art of shameless promotions

I mentioned a few days ago that I was doing away with this blog as I am only going to be collecting Andrew McCutchen cards (and misc items) and filling in my vintage needs going forward.

If you havent already added my new blog Collecting Cutch please do so now and read about my journey to collect all of Cutch's parallels, autographs, relics, magazines, etc going forward.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Time to move on?

It's been a long time since I made a post.
There are many reasons for that, mostly my collecting habits have grown stale. I am no longer looking to add as many Pirates parallels, autographs, and possibly worn relics I can find.

It used to be fun for me to prospect the Pirates, find loads of Evan Meek cards and Ian Snell autographs. It's not fun anymore. Austin Meadows and Kevin Kramer low numbered autographs are selling for more than a Robrrto Clemente rookie. That's stupid!

Collect what you want to collect, right?

For a longtime I considered myself a Supercollector of Charlie Morton. While my Morton collection is still very strong, I lost a lot of interest once hewas traded to the Phillies.

In the absence of grabbing EVERY Charlie Morton card, my collection has almost exclusively shifted to adding new Andrew McCutchen cards. Cutch is the single most defining player I have ever collected.

To put into perspective how intense my Cutch PC has gotten over the past several seasons, I now have more unique cards of Cutch (1,380) than he has MLB hits (1,304). If he wasn't a 5 time All-Star, 4 time Top5 MVP candidate, 4 time Silver Slugger Winner, 2013 MVP, 2012 Golden Glove Winner, 2015 Roberto Clemente Award Winner, etcetc etc I would say it's no big deal.

But here's The Truth!

Cutch is a big deal.
He will return to being an elite player next a Pirates uniform or not.

I stated above that I am changing my collecting habits and because of that I am doing away with this blog.

Please follow me at my new blog Collecting Cutch. That is where all my future posts will be made as I am strictly looking to only Collect Cutch going forward and maybe one day fill in the holes of my vintage needs.

Below is my most recent Cutch addition

 Triple booklet, jumbo patch 1/1 with 2 Team Logo sleeve patches of Jung Ho Kang and Gerrit Cole along with the P from the Pirates 71 Throwback jerseys.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

McCutchen Mailday #137-142: 3 more relics, 2 minis, and a color swap

On the 12th day of April, the mailman gave to me...
3 Jersey Relics

2 tiny minis

And a Color Swap from Her-i-tage

I'm still so far behind with updating the blog as you can clearly tell by this late post.

I never expected to be this far behind with updating the blog. Nearly 4 months of Cutch cards have to be updated still.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

McCutchen Mailday #135 + 136: Case break results

I joined a case break of 2016 Gypsy Queen and received a base card of Cutch along with a photo variant mini.

I also grabbed several other cards including several photo variant minis.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

McCutchen Mailday #130-134: more rookies, relics, and photo variants

I joined a Gypsy Queen case break in hopes of hitting some Cutch parallels or maybe a big Clemente hit. Neither happened so I ended up using some extra eBay bucks on the cards you see below.

Up first is this 2005 Heritage red back mini.

Next up is the 2016 Gypsy Queen photo variant along with the Copper parallel of MLB Debut and a Spring Fever card from 2016.

The final card received is a Donruss Bat Kings relic from 2015.

As I type this on the 102nd day of the year (April 11th) I am on pace for hitting the 400 mark of adding new Cutch cards to the PC.
As you can see I will be very far behind with my blogging as life gets in the way.

I am 4 months behind posting. While I have definitely slowed down with buying Cutch cards, I have still added over 225 new cards to the PC so far this year with some big ones recently added (8 new 1/1s and more on the way).

Monday, August 8, 2016

McCutchen Mailday #129: It's Majestic

It's not everyday that a Majestic jumbo relic of Cutch pops up, but when one does, I try to not waste time.

Very excited to add this to my Cutch collection.