Andrew McCutchen 2013 Topps Archives ’1972 Basketball Design’
I am currently building the 2013 Topps Archives ‘1972 Basketball Design’ subset. As the name implies, Topps adopted a card design from a vintage basketball product and put it into this baseball product.
The end result is a pretty exciting looking baseball card set, with a neat twist. Would I like to see more of this in the future? Possibly. But, there are a ton of baseball-specific designs that I think Topps should re-issue first!!
This is the Andrew McCutchen card from the set:
McCutchen is a fantastic young baseball player that is in his fifth major league season at just 26 years of age.
He is an exciting player to watch due to his quick feet and seemingly limitless energy. As a defender, McCutchen is able to get to plays in the outfield in a hurry, and while small in stature, he has a pretty strong throwing arm. Offensively, McCutchen is excellent – he can hit for power, hit for a high average, run like the wind, make good baseball decisions, and best of all – he is a leader.
McCutchen could definitely have played in the 1970’s and 1980’s – the player he make me think of when watching him play is cross between Joe Morgan and Dale Murphy. And that is not bad company at all!!!