I will state the number of individual unique cards of each player in my collection
followed by the number of autos, relics, auto/relics, manucards (patches/pins/rings/etc)
I will start with the 2 main stays of my collection: Andrew McCutchen and Jason Bay.
After this post I encourage you guys to leave comments about Pirates past, present, and prospects you want me to give a tally on. I'd like to do a couple of these a week.
Cutch is by far my favorite current player in the majors. I've met him about half a dozen times at PiratesFest and Spring Training games and he is a really cool down to Earth dude. I've gotten 4 IP autos (2 cards, 1 ball, 1 wooden sign) from him and hope to keep adding to my collection for many years to come.
Number of Unique Cards (base and parallels only): 124
Autos: 40 (2IP)
Manucards: 7 (1 Bat Barrel, 1 Glove, 3 Patches, 2 Silks)
Printing Plates (Non Auto): 8
Printing Plates (Auto): 1
Printing Plates (Auto/Relic): 2
Total Number of Unique Cutch Cards: 229
Here's some of my favorite Cutch cards
The Lost Collector drew up for me as part of a trade
Jason Bay was my favorite Pirate before he got traded in that summer blockbuster that sent Manny to Hollywood and netted the Pirates.....Bryan Morris and a bunch of guys no longer with the team. Bay was the first Pirate to win the Rookie of the Year when he captured it in 2004. He appeared in 2 All-Star games for the Bucs and once with the Red Sox. Since his release from the Mets, he's been picked up by the Seattle Mariners. I will still cheer for Jason to get back to his glory days, but I fear that his career is coming to an end.
Unique cards (base and parallels only): 147
Manucards: 1 Bat Barrel
ManuAutos: 6 (1 Patch, 4 Letters, 1 Ball)
Printing Plates: 1
Total Unique Jason Bay Cards: 243 (total autos 37)
Some of my favorite Jason Bay cards include
SO WHO DO YOU GUYS WANT TALLIES ON?
Current players like Pedro Alvarez and Jose Tabata, maybe even Neil Walker?
Prospects like Gerrit Cole or Tony Sanchez?
Pirates of Yesteryear like Manny Sanguillen or Dave Parker, perhaps even Bob Walk and Andy Van Slyke?
The HOF Bucs like Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell,
Leave a comment and let me know....