I grabbed this Andrew McCutchen because it accomplished several goals. It was one more card to add to the Cutch PC in my Quest for 100 new Andrew McCutchen cards and it was another card I could add to my 2014 National Treasures Reverse Box Challenge.
This beautiful game worn jersey features some staining and is numbered to only 99 copies and was won with a winning bid of $22.22. That's an eBay 1/1 kind of bidding right there as 22 is Cutch's jersey number.
There's been a lot of heat on Panini lately with their relic authenticity verification, but quite honestly I buy cardboard because I like it. The above logoless card is beautifully designed and despite the lack of P on Cutch's helmet or jersey, the company used an image that doesn't need a logo. The color choice for the Franchise tag on top fits in perfectly with the Alternate Black jersey the Pirates wear in recent years.
And to prove the authenticity of the jersey, we have a statement on the back that this is a game used relic.
If you haven't checked out my Reverse Box Challenge for 2014 National Treasures, click here.