Saturday, October 31, 2015

McCutchen Mailday #190: 2014 National Treasures Patch

I'm nearing the 200 mark for adding new Cutch cards to my PC this year.  The goal was to merely add only 100 new Cutch cards to the PC this year.  I've added probably close to 100 cards numbered to /50 this year which is just crazy sauce.  There's even more coming though...

I've shown off a bunch of 2014 National Treasures cards this year as I have reverse boxed nearly a case worth of cards. 

This nice Game Used patch card features what is most likely a part of Cutch's jersey sleeve. 

Friday, October 30, 2015

McCutchen Mailday #189: A Trio of All-Stars!!!!

Back in April, I showed a triple All-Star jersey relic featuring Cutch, Carlos Gomez, and Yasiel Puig.  A few months later and 160 new additions to the Cutch PC, I have added another triple All-Star jersey relic featuring Cutch and Puig. 

However, this card features one of my favorite players (Josh Harrison) instead of that f-ing piece of $%*t Carlos Gomez.  I'm much happier to add a JHay jersey swatch to the collection with Cutch. 

This triple relic ran me around $20 for the /25 triple swatch. 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

McCutchen Mailday #185 - 187: Let's Sing this one Out!!!!

On the 185th Cutch Mailday, I had to give this to meeeeeee

3 Rangin Outfielders

2 Cutch Relics
and a Plate from Ope-ning Day

My quest for 100 new Cutch cards to be added to the PC in 2015 will be surpassed by double.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

McCutchen Mailday #184: Let's Enjoy this Photo Opportunity

In case you missed it, check out yesterday's post to see some of my gems in the Cutch PC.

Over the course of 2015, I have acquired a handful of photo variants featuring Cutch which I have shown off earlier in the year.  Gypsy Queen is consistently one of my favorite "retro" releases each year.  Don't get me wrong, I love Heritage, Ginter, Archives, etc but Gypsy Queen to me consistently has a look that sets it apart from those other releases. 

For a cool $15 I added this case hit photo variant of Cutch as my quest for 100 new Cutch cards will likely reach twice that limit by year's end. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Post 1,152 is a Milestone!!!!

I thought I would make a unique milestone post today as this is my 1,152nd post on the blog.  Strange number, I know.  But since the Pirates are currently and sadly in the middle of an offseason thanks to the dumb Wild Card rules, I can say that this post coincides with Cutch's career hit total.

Andrew McCutchen is the biggest collection I have in my PC.  I don't consider myself a supercollector of him, but do think that I have one of the nicest Cutch collections out there.

Through his age 28 season, he is on pace to put up Hall of Fame numbers if he plays at a similar pace through his late 30s. 

Through the first 1,037 games in his career he has posted a triple slash line of .298/.388/.496
Those are crazy numbers that will put an elite 5 tool talent like Cutch in the Hall of Fame one day. 
Of the 18 center fielders in the Hall of Fame, only a handful of players in the history of baseball have been able to achieve a line resembling .300/.400/.500.  Mantle, Mayes, DiMaggio, Wilson, Snider, Cobb...these are the types of numbers that Cutch is putting up in terms of his triple slash line through his first few seasons. 

Add in 5 All-Star appearances over 6 full seasons, a Gold Glove, an MVP, 2xTop 3 MVP seasons, 3 silver sluggers, and turning the city of Pittsburgh back into a baseball town.

To celebrate my 1,152nd post corresponding with Cutch's career hit total (thus far) I thought I would show off some of my favorite hits.  Please note, some of these are being shown here for the first time as I am very behind with my McCutchen Mailday Quest posts. 

As a reminder, my entire Andrew McCutchen PC can be seen by clicking the link OR you can check out my Picasa for all my Cutch hits here.

Let's start with....

The 1/1 Patches, Logoman, Laundry Tags, Letters, etc

The Booklets

The Patch/Relic Autographs

The Multi Player Autographs

The Multi Player Relics

The Patches, Jerseys, and Bats

The 1/1 Plates and Parallels

Just a few random autos that I like

What do you guys think of my Cutch collection?
Do you think he will be a HOFer if he retires producing at a similar rate he has been, but fails to get to the magical numbers (3,000 hits, 500 HR, 700 SB, etc)