Monday, September 23, 2013

McCutchen Monday: 1972 Basketball Design

My current favorite player in baseball today is Andrew McCutchen.  Quite honestly, he might be my favorite player I've ever gotten a chance to see play. I currently own almost 300 unique cards of Cutch and hope to get that number closer to 400 by the end of the year.  Amongst my cardboard collection of Cutch are many autographs, over a dozen 1/1s, and almost enough jersey material to put his jersey back together.  Back in 2011, I created Morton Mondays, but with the lack of Charlie Morton cards available, I changed it to McCutchen Mondays so each Monday I will show off one new card from my Cutch collection.

To see all my Andrew McCutchen relics, autos, printing plates, manupatches, etc ... check out this link.

When I saw the sell sheet for the 2013 Topps Archives checklist, I got really excited to see Topps use the 1972 basketball design.  These are just flat out cool looking cards.  It's nice to see Topps use their rich history of card design to produce baseball cards using ideas from the other North American sports.  Hopefully one day they can use something like 1971 Topps Football or 1984 Topps Football designs.
2013 Topps Archives 72 Basketball design

When these cards first hit the secondary market though, they were selling in the $5 range.  I REFUSED to spend that much money, knowing that if I was patient I would be able to find them cheaper.  Well, patience paid off and I added the above card for 85 cents delivered.

Above is the back of the card.

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