Monday, May 28, 2012

McCutchen Monday: Redemption Time!!!

The Pirates swept the Cubbies yesterday marking the Pirates first sweep of 2012.  If the Pirates can win the series against the Reds starting today, that will put the Bucs at .500 for the season.

The team is currently last in nearly every offensive category through out the major leagues.  Take away Andrew McCutchen and his .342/.402/.544 line and this team looks absolutely embarrassing offensively.  Cutch is putting up numbers that may get his name nominated a few times for MVP this year.  He also has double digits in steals and has been one of the league's best defenders the past couple seasons in center field. He's an electrifyng personality and one of the game's most exciting young players.

Topps Museum issued an autograph redemption in their product this year and I saw one of the redemption cards online for $12 shipped.  A few short weeks later, this beautiful on card blue pen auto arrived at my doorstep.

Numbered out of 299, this card is gorgeous in hand and the signature really pops.  If you have a chance to pick one up cheaply like I did it's a worthwhile investment if Cutch continues to play at the All-Star level he's shown in just under 50 games so far this season.

Let's Go Bucs!  Beat them Reds!  Get back to .500

On another note, the 1st place Orioles recently extended Adam Jones for an additional 6 years with a full no trade clause and part of his annual salary will go to Orioles charities.  It's nice to see the Orioles locking up a stud athlete like Jones for the foreseeable future.
I think it's appropriate to show off this Jones/McCutchen dual auto that I picked up during the offseason.  Nice looking isn't it?


  1. Sweet Cutch addition, and a great price! And the dual is indeed nice.

  2. Nice card at a nice price.


  3. Congrats to the Pirates on their first serioes sweep!

    Museum autos are so beautiful. The blue ink really pops on the all white card.