Category Archives: Andrew McCutchen Collection

Andrew McCutchen 2014 Bowman Platinum

Andrew McCutchen 2014 Bowman Platinum

Last week I showed off the first single from the 2014 Bowman Platinum baseball card set.  That card was of Orioles’ 3B, Manny Machado.

Well, it is time for me to unveil another card that I have scored from the set.

And I am kicking it up a notch – to MVP-Talent!!

Here is the card of the reigning NL MVP, #22 – Mr. Andrew McCutchen:

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Like the Machado card, this one also features great in-game action and supreme colors.  The shot used feels like it could have been selected for a poster – so crisp and clean!

This set has really impressed me thus far.  And I still have some more to show off to that is just as, if not more, nice.

Get ready for that in the coming days and weeks ahead.

But for now, scroll back up a few steps and check out ‘Cutch’.

Andrew McCutchen 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter – ‘Hometown Heroes’

Andrew McCutchen 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter – ‘Hometown Heroes’

Yes, I claim Andrew McCutchen as one of my own.  He and I are ‘Florida Boys’!!

And while he is from the northern part of the state and I the south, we are kin.

This card from the 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter nicely depicts ‘Cutch’ and his Florida roots.  As soon as I came across this one, I had to have it.

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Andrew McCutchen 2013 Panini Triple Play – Base

Andrew McCutchen 2013 Panini Triple Play – Base

I purposely have not gone after a lot of cards from the 2013 Panini Triple Play set because I find them to be heavy on the childish side.

But, during a recent shopping spree for cards of Andrew McCutchen on Sportlots.com, the seller I was buying from had two cards of ‘Cutch’ so I grabbed them.

Prior to this, I have only picked up cards of Giancarlo Stanton from the set.

So, the cards of McCutchen were bought ‘on the blind’.  And while still childish, I am happy with the purchase.

Here is the card:

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Kind of neat.

I’m going to show it to my boys and see what they think.  At 6 and 8, they may be better judges when it comes to the ‘Wow Factor’.

Andrew McCutchen 2011 Bowman Platinum

Andrew McCutchen 2011 Bowman Platinum

I tell you what, physically he may not look like he has a mighty swing, but when Andrew McCutchen rips a hard swing through the strike zone he connects with a ton of force.

I cannot recall if it was earlier in 2014 or late in 2013, but I saw a small feature about him and part of that feature showed him working in the cage off of a tee.  And let me tell you, between the hand speed, balance, and power that he generates – #22 can rip!

This card from the 2011 Bowman Platinum baseball card set showcases his swing very well.  I like how you can see that while his body is in perfect control, he has used it to generate a tremendous amount of torque and power.

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Andrew McCutchen 2011 Topps ‘Diamond Duos’ With Pedro Alvarez

Andrew McCutchen 2011 Topps ‘Diamond Duos’ With Pedro Alvarez

You cannot have just one cog in the wheel – baseball is a true team sport.

And when your team is led by someone with the skill level and talent of Andrew McCutchen, you are on your way to good things.

And if your second-best player has the ability to drive in runs and deliver power like Pedro Alvarez, you are in really good shape.

I like how the Pittsburgh Pirates team is built, and with some of the very young players on their roster getting so much playing time now, I think that they are built for a nice run of competing for the NL Central crown for years to come.

This card from the 2011 Topps ‘Diamond Duos’ subset features the future MVP in McCutchen and future All-Star in Alvarez.

Enjoy.

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Andrew McCutchen 2010 Topps ‘ToppsTown’

Andrew McCutchen 2010 Topps ‘ToppsTown’

Here’s a shot of ‘Cutch’ during his pre-dread days with the Pirates in 2010.

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He may actually have the hair, just not at the length that we are seeing today.

And check out those old, vintage no-sleeve jerseys – takes me right back to the days of Dave Parker, Willie Stargell, and Johnny Ray.

Andrew McCutchen 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Sliding Stars’

Andrew McCutchen 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Sliding Stars’

I tell you what, Andrew McCutchen is quietly sneaking up on the spot for ‘Best Player In The Game’.

I have watched as many Pittsburgh Pirates games as I have been able to, and this guy is an absolute game-changer.  He is the epitome of a ‘5-Tool Player’ and I would gladly stack his output and importance to his team against any other player in the league – Yes, ANY PLAYER!

Cutch, can do it all.  And he excels at all of it.  And at just 27 years old, he is still getting better and learning as he goes.

The sky is the limit!

This is Cutch’s card from the 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Sliding Stars’ subset.  It offers a sweet, action picture of the reigning NL MVP and it has a great backdrop which really allows for his likeness to pop!

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Andrew McCutchen 2010 Topps Attax

Andrew McCutchen 2010 Topps Attax

I was looking for some ‘older’ cards of Andrew McCutchen while shopping with one of my favorite sellers on Sportlots.com a few weeks back.

There was not a lot to choose from that fell into my price range, but I was able to grab a few goodies.

This is the first one that I grabbed.  The card comes from the 2010 Topps ‘Attax’ set.

Have a look:

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Now, I really have no clue what any of these codes represent or stand for, but the design is sharp.  And I am guessing that the long code that runs through the center of  the card was some type of redemption code.

Either way, I am happy to add an ‘older’ card of #22 to my collection, and I really like the image that Topps chose for the card as it looks like he is making a catch on the run and then prepping to fire the ball back to the infield.

Andrew McCutchen 2010 Topps ‘T206’

Andrew McCutchen 2010 Topps ‘T206’

I picked up this card ‘On The Blind’ during a recent shopping trip on sportlots.com.  The seller I was working with had just one card of McCutchen available, so I grabbed it.

When I saw that the card was from 2010, I was excited to bring an ‘early’ card of #22 into my collection since so many of my recent purchases have focused on his 2013 & 2014 releases.

Here is the card.  It is from the Topps T-206 set:

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Overall, the card is fair at best.  No fault of McCutchen’s, but it just does not bring much to the collector by the way of creativity or action.  And while this may be the theme of the T-206 design since it is a throwback set, I cannot help but want to have action-packed images filling my McCutchen cards.

Still, a nice, older card of the reigning MVP for my collection.  I’m pleased with the purchase, but I will make sure that the next few that I show off on the blog offer a lot more color and excitement.

Andrew McCutchen 2014 Topps Series 2 – 2013 NL MVP

Andrew McCutchen 2014 Topps Series 2 – 2013 NL MVP

Of all of the young, talented guys in the big leagues, it is Andrew McCutchen that sits near the top of the list for me as far as pure entertainment is concerned.

There is nothing that this guy cannot do – and he is doing it all better in 2014 than he was in his MVP season of 2013.

My youngest son’s t-ball team this year was the Pirates.  Naturally, he drifted towards them as being ‘his team’.  When watching baseball games and especially morning highlight shows, he is always seeking out the Pirates.

This has caused me to watch #22 a bit more this year than in season’s past.  And it is also a big reason as to why I have started collecting cards of ‘Cutch’.

My latest pick-up is a sweet one – his card from the 2014 Topps Series 2 release.

The card honors his selection as the NL MVP in 2013 – and it is superb!!

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Something tells me that another card of his magnitude may be in the 2015 Series 2 release.  Crystal ball???