Friday, October 9, 2015

McCutchen Mailday #154: "Say Hello to my Lil Friend"

If you've been paying attention this year, you'll know that I have put a large focus on my Cutch collection. One of my goals was to simply just add 100 new Cutch cards by year's end. I blew that away.

With still 3+ months left in the year, I think it might be attainable to actually double that goal. I'm certainly at a good pace for it.

I've added plenty of 1/1s and colored parallels to the PC this year, but have been almost striking out at adding minis to the Cutch collection.

That streak ends now.

Say hello to my lil friend
This lil siver thing ran me $2 delivered for the /199 mini parallel. 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Eye of the Peguin...

This is a card I have wanted for a long time and just never pulled the trigger on it.
It's an on card autograph of one the greatest hockey players of all time, Mario Lemieux.

After the disappointing end to the Pirates season last night, I am moving on to watching hockey.

Nothing like the Penguins logo and a HoF auto to cheer up this Pittsburgh fan. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Pittsburgh Version of Noah's Ark

When I saw this card pop up for sale, I HAD TO HAVE IT!!!!

It features Gerrit "The Cole Train", Pedro "El Toro" Alvarez, and Mark "The Shark" Melancon with 2 nice patches from their throwback Sunday alternate uniforms along with the Jolly Roger sleeve patch.

Cole and Alvarez have had a lot of jersey relics hit Topps products over the past few years, but even though Mark Melancon has been a 2x All-Star and is currently leading the league in saves he has been absent from high end releases.

It's because of the Shark that I had to add this card to my PC.

The Pirates are going to be in the most important game of the season tonight, a win or go home for baseball's team with the second best record. 

Let's hope to Raise the Jolly Roger after tonight!!!!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

McCutchen Mailday #153: Tier 1 Prodigious Patch

This is a card I have seen pop up a few times over the past year.

I wasn't going to let it go this time though.

Finally it's mine!!!!
A beautiful patch card of Cutch's white game used jersey on a numbered /10 card featuring Cutch running in a white jersey.  I don't know why, but I always find myself wanting a relic card more if the jersey matches the card's photo.  This is just a beautifully designed card.

Monday, October 5, 2015

McCutchen Mailday #152: National VIP /25 Cracked Ice

I didn't attend the 2015 National, but a friend of mine did.  I asked him to try and track down any Andrew McCutchen exclusives while attending.  Unfortunately he is a terrible friend and failed me.  That forced my hand to try the world wide web and track them down.

Shortly after the convention, this cracked ice /25 Prizm National VIP exclusive popped up for a B-I-N of $10 delivered.  It was a little more than I would have liked, but at the same time reasonable enough that I chose to pull the trigger.  I'm still on the prowl for the Allen & Ginter die cut of Cutch along with some other parallels of this Panini card.

McCutchen Mailday #151: Bowman Orange

Tracking down Cutch cards from 2010 is getting harder and harder to do since he has broken out to a Superstar level over the past few seasons.  Occasionally there are some parallels that pop up for reasonable prices though, like this 2010 Bowman Orange numbered to 250 copies that are available for $4. 

I forgot all about those pin stripe sleeveless jerseys.  I'm glad they're gone.  They remind me too much of guys like Lastings Milledge, Ramon Vazquez, and John Grabow. 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

McCutchen Mailday #150: Milestone Cutch Card!!!!

When I initially saw this card I thought that it might be a fake.  It was missing the jersey behind the letter.  Upon further research, I noticed that ALL 2012 In the Name All-Star Jersey Letters had the letters cut out from the actual jerseys. 

After verifying that this card was legit, I had to have it. 
Granted I already have a letter T from one of McCutchen's jerseys, but this is the letter T from his very first All-Star Game.
Check out how cool that card is!
I think I'm at almost 30 1/1s of Cutch I have added this year to the PC.  Crazy sauce, right?