Baseball Card Show Purchase #6 – The Start Of A Possible New Modern Player Collection: Andrew McCutchen!!!
As I was driving to the card show, I was listening to my normal sports radio station. But earlier in the day, I had been listening to parts of both playoff afternoon playoff games courtesy of my IPhone and MLB app.
Like most, I have been paying more attention to the Pittsburgh Pirates as of late, with my main reasons being that they (1) have seemingly turned the franchise around in a relatively quick manner (2) appear to be in position to truly test the Cardinals in this NLDS series (3) feature a player with MVP capabilities.
All of this makes for a very exciting team chemistry, and I seem to always find myself hoping for a team like Pittsburgh or Tampa or Oakland to knock off a high-end, high-salary, high-profile team.
While the Pirates consist of a pretty solid group of players, both young and veteran, the team’s most well-rounded and explosive player is Andrew McCutchen. The kid can do it all, and I like the fact that he does not seem to let pressure situations get the better of him. I also like the fact that he has been gaining national attention (commercials, video games, etc.) that normally would not come to a player playing in Pittsburgh.
So, while on my drive to the show I decided to see if I could find any McCuthcen rookie cards just to get a sense of what they were selling for and if there was any hype around him.
It took me some time, but my favorite seller at the show had two rookie cards of him. And after thinking about it for three seconds, I agreed to buy both.
Here they are:
Not bad… these are his rookie cards from the 2009 Topps T206 and 2009 Topps Flagship sets. I paid $5.00 for both.
From there, I looked through all of his modern cards. He is uber-organized with how he displays his cards, which is very rare at a card show. It was easy to jump from box to box and stack to stack while seeking out cards of #22.
And pretty soon, I started to pull out a decent amount of cards…
And a few more as well…
So, in total, I landed myself two rookie cards and a nice mix of 2011, 2012, and 2013 cards of ‘Cutch’ for my collection. 12 cards in total for just $8.00 – not bad at all!!!
Whether I continue to seek out cards of him is up in the air as I had not planned to add another player to my collecting roster. But, his cards feature great action images, and for the most part can be found in all modern issues with relatively low pricing. So, we’ll see what the future holds for me and a possible new PC. I do know that any cards I pull from future box breaks will of him will stay with me from now on.
If anyone has any other McCutchen cards that they are willing to part with via trade, please let me know. Maybe we can work something out…