The Legend

The Legend

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Monumental Markings

It has been a while since I've shown off a Cutch card.  Other than a few sticker autos in this years Donruss, the Pirates star has not signed in a couple of years. Thankfully I hoarded his autos when I did as the prices have gone through the roof. 


2011 Topps Marquee McCutchen/Tabata Dual Auto /15

Marquee was another attempt by Topps to add a high end set to the market. As expected it fell flat with collectors and it was scrapped.  With that being said it did produce a few nice cards of Pirates. This dual auto was my favorite in the set and features two bold on card autos. 

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16 comments:

  1. Nice card. I remember when Jose Tabata was being heralded as the next Yankee star.

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    1. The crazy thing is that Tabata is still really young. I think his ship has sailed with the Pirates, but his contract doesn't really make him tradeable.

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  2. I liked Marquee. The cards were pretty nice and the base cards used better photos than your usual high end product.

    Nice pickup.

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    1. Marquee was perfect to cherry pick off of eBay. I didn't mind the set either, but it just didn't strike a chord with collectors.

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    1. Nadeem! You rascal! I though you were only commenting on my posts. I see how it is.

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  4. I agree with Elizabeth, Nadeem, and Jhon.

    I really like when autos have an abundance of white in the card design. It always makes the signatures pop and look really good.

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    1. Nadeem and Elizabeth are frequent commenters. I really enjoy their commentary. So Polite!

      Jhon is a new, maybe we can work out a trade.

      You are right about the card popping. Sometimes less is more.

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  5. I've always liked those dual autos with guys from the same team. Kind of fun imagining them signing it in the clubhouse (yeah, I imagine strange things, I know. call me a romantic)

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    1. I have a bunch from the mid 2000's, but now if they are on same team it is most likely prospects.

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  6. I wouldn't worry about few more recent "Cutch autos-I am sure this is going to change-but man what a sweet auto

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  7. Marquee had some great Pirates autos and game used cards. I stockpiled a bunch of Walker, Tabata, and of course Cutch back in 2011. I was actually looking at my copy of this card a few days ago.

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    1. It is one of my favorite Cutch cards. Tried winning another copy several months back but fell short.

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