I stopped shopping for Andrew McCutchen cards a long time ago. Once he officially broke out as an MVP level player his card prices went through the roof. I'm lucky to add one or two a year now. I'm sure I can speak for Brian of Collecting Cutch fame that if you wanted a complete collection you had to buy in early. Parallels of some of those early rookie cards are very expensive now. Cutch also stopped signing several years back so that added to the value of some of those early releases.
The other side of the coin is that since Cutch did stop signing it made it easier for super collectors like Brian to fill in holes. While Cutch cards always carry a premium it is much easier to buy a /99 parallel than looking for a /10 patch auto. Brian is such a big collector of Cutch that he ended up with some doubles of higher end parallels that he shipped my way as part of a contest win. Our community is the best!
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Thanks for all the Cutch cards Brian! I'm in awe of your collection and appreciate you sending some extras my way. You are the craziest Cutch collector I know! Are you aware of any other Cutch super collectors that are on your level?
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