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1975 Topps Set Card 318/660 – #489 – Cecil Cooper, Red Sox

1975 Topps Set Card 318/660 – #489 – Cecil Cooper, Red Sox

Progress: 318/660

Card Number:  489

Player Name:  Cecil Cooper

Team:  Boston Red Sox

Position:  First Base

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues: 17 seasons, 1971-87

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Cooper hit .311 for the Red Sox in 1975 as he connected for 95 hits in 305 at-bats.  Of his 95 hits, Cooper collected 17 doubles, 6 triples, and 14 home runs.  He drove in 49 runs during the season while also scoring 44 times.

Notes From Career:  Cecil Cooper is a career .298 hitter with 5 All-Star selections, 3 Silver Slugger Awards, and 2 Gold Gloves on his resume.  Copper connected for 2,192 hits in 1,896 games played.  He is a 2-time league leader in doubles and RBI and also a former MVP candidate.

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Andrew McCutchen 2014 Panini Elite – Series 2

Andrew McCutchen 2014 Panini Elite – Series 2

From what I have seen thus far, the 2014 Panini Elite set packs a punch with action-filled images.

I’ve already shown off the cards of Bryce Harper and Dustin Pedroia that I have picked up from this issue.

And now, here is card #3 – Andrew McCutchen:

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Another sweet one!

And I am really starting to like the ‘E’ backdrop that Panini has used with the graphic package for this set.

I will say that I wish McCutchen’s uniform had some Yellow accents on it as that would add a drop of color that I think the card is missing.  Other than that, I am digging it!

Andrew McCutchen 2014 Donruss – Series 2

Andrew McCutchen 2014 Donruss – Series 2

I scooped up a relatively small stack of cards from the newly released 2014 Donruss Series 2 set two weeks ago.

All modern players, you better believe that I snagged the card of the reigning NL MVP for my collection.

Here is the card of #22:

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I like the action on this one – it shows that powerful back-swing that we have grown used to seeing from McCutchen.

As for the cards itself, since it follows the exact design as the Series 1 issue, I still see way too much of a mix between 1984 Donruss, 1987 Donruss, and even 1978 Topps.

Very little originality.

Andrew McCutchen 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter ‘Pastime’s Pastime’

Andrew McCutchen 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter ‘Pastime’s Pastime’

I am almost 100% done going after cards from the 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball card set.

Unless I come across some of the more limited print cards of the main guys that I collect, I have no plans to keep shopping for cards from the set.

During my last purchase of cards from Sportlots.com, I did grab a few that I did not obtain during my primary A&G buy.

Among that lot is this sweet card of Andrew McCutchen from the ‘Pastime’s Pastime’ subset.

Have a look:

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The theme of the card is neat, but I find them to be a bit too dark overall.  I will say that the White, home uniform that Cutch is wearing in this shot helps put the attention directly where it should be – on him!  Some of the other ones that I have picked up that show players in darker uniforms do not work nearly as well…

Happy Birthday Andrew McCutchen!!

Happy Birthday Andrew McCutchen!!

Andrew McCutchen celebrates his 28th birthday today.

One of baseball’s brightest young stars, and the heart and soul of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Andrew McCutchen is a player that can do it all.  From hitting to fielding to running, and everything in between, McCutchen excels at it all.  And with two consecutive postseason appearance in a row, he takes his entire team along for the ride.

Having just completed his 6th big league season, McCutchen is already a 4-time All-Star, Gold Glove winner, Silver Slugger winner, and league MVP.  The sky is truly his limit.

Happy Birthday Cutch!

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Andrew McCutchen 2011 Topps Heritage – A Thing Of Beauty!!!

Andrew McCutchen 2011 Topps Heritage

Sometimes you don’t need a lot of words to explain the value and beauty found in a work of art.

I believe that this is one of those times.

I will let the cardboard do the talking.

Enjoy.

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2012 Bowman Top Picks With Andrew McCutchen & George Springer

2012 Bowman Top Picks With Andrew McCutchen & George Springer

These side-by-side Bowman ‘Top Picks’ cards are pretty neat.

Have a look:

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The cards offer a fun way to compare recent draft picks, and ultimately see which teams have solid foundations for the future due to good drafting and which teams do not.

Both the Pittsburgh Pirates and Houston Astros seem to be getting it more right than wrong as both teams have shown signs of promise with their young talent taking center stage.

I’ll be interested to see how Springer rebounds next season.  Count him as one of the many young guys that I will be tuned into…