Number One – 99 Overall 2012 Topps Finest Andrew McCutchen
Andrew McCutchen always gets a juiced card. This year, they gave him a 99 overall Topps Finest card to commemorate his 2012 season, which is arguably the best season in the All-Star outfielder’s career. This card is so good, it might be an end-game card for most players.
McCutchen has 100+ attributes for every hitting attribute. 116/125 contact, 106/115 power, 100 plate vision, and 125 clutch, everything you want from an end-game card is there. He’s extremely fast with 87 speed in center field and a fantastic fielder. He has 94 fielding with 93 reaction. While McCutchen was never known for his arm strength, they still gave him 83 arm strength and 87 arm accuracy. Once you get him to parallel one, he gets a diamond fielding badge at every single outfield position, not just center field.
This card paralleled to parallel five is downright insane. He gets 121/125 contact, 111/120 power, 105 vision, 99 fielding, and 88 arm. Along with that his speed reaches well above 90, coming in at 92. He’s already arguably the best outfield card in the game. Getting him to parallel five only solidifies that.
This card is obtained through collection rewards, specifically collecting other flashback cards found throughout the game, receiving vouchers, and redeeming them to unlock this 99 McCutchen card. Even once other 99 overall cards for guys like Mickey Mantle, Ken Griffey Jr., Willie Mays, Mookie Betts, and so on are released, McCutchen is still going to find a home on many teams, even for experienced players who grind the game a lot.