Monday, January 27, 2014


I've been adding Andrew McCutchen printing plates since before the 2010 season.  Since then, the cost of a Cutch printing plate has gone up A LOT.  I remember still buying his 2009 Topps rookie card magenta plate off sportlots for $10.  TEN FRICKING DOLLARS FOR HIS ROOKIE PLATE!!!!

My recent purchase brought me in the way back machine as I was able to pick up 4 (that's right all 4) printing plates of Cutch for the Dec 2013 issue of Beckett Baseball.  What did these giant sized printing plates run me?  $50 delivered, thanks to a few spare ebay bucks that made the cost of shipping free. I'm very pleased to add these to my collection for $12.50 a piece.

Here's the plates individually.  Keep in mind that my scanner is only an 8.5 x 11 size scanner and these are all 10 x 11 size printing plates so about 2 inches from each plate are missing.

December 2013 Beckett Baseball Black Printing Plate 1/1

December 2013 Beckett Baseball Cyan Printing Plate 1/1

December 2013 Beckett Baseball Magenta Printing Plate 1/1

December 2013 Beckett Baseball Yellow Printing Plate 1/1
And this is what all the plates look like as a collective unit to give the end result of the printed cover.

And just for show, here's the plates all together.

All Four Printing Plates to Beckett Baseball December 2013 Issue (cyan, black, yellow, magenta)