It seems that my large purchases always seem to pile up around this time of year. I don't know if it's spring cleaning, strange timing, or what. Heck, in the past week alone two 2003 Jack Wilson autographs I didn't have popped up on ebay, one /50 and one /25. I have never seen a copy of either card surface online or at a show since 2004, yet here they both were from different sellers. Fortunately both are now en route to my mailbox.
But this post is about something that's a little large for the mailbox.
I've written on more than one occasion that relic cards just don't really interest me, except to check another card off my master checklist. If I can get them in the $1 range, great. But they aren't something I go out of my way for. And a large part of that has to do with my growing (full sized) game used collection.
I may never own a Arky Vaughn bat or Andrew McCutchen jersey. But lower tiers of players are definitely in play. Even for guys named McCutchen.
I've written about how much I love the Pirates mix and match late 70's style jerseys. The black top is probably my least favorite of the three, but when popped up for auction at a reasonable price, it was too good to pass up.
Of course this isn't an authentic 70's jersey (those are a bit out of my price range), but rather a throwback that the team wore in 2011 during a series in Oakland.
And it may not be Andrew, but it just so happens to be from the next best McCutchen.
Unfortunately I just got the jersey, though the full uniform looks fantastic.
It goes nicely with the 70's pinstripe throwback I added a few months back.
Now I just need to find a gold jersey to complete the retro "set."