Thursday, May 10, 2012

Gypsy Queen heats up!

As a Gypsy Queen rookie, I'm not really sure how big any hit really is, but some cool cards came out of the eight hobby packs I opened tonight.

I decided to open up my Hobby Box eight packs at a time - I usually do 4-6 packs a day, to allow more time to write up some of the better cards, but since Gypsy Queen has been out for awhile, I decided to open a slightly larger amount.

I posted some of my San Francisco Giants hits yesterday, and I will say, that trend DID continue.  But I saw some other nice cards, as well - starting with this framed paper blue Mickey Mantle above.  I'm not sure if it comes out as good as it looks in person, but it's a really nice card, and it's numbered /599...  cool stuff!

I am not sure what this is.  And I'm not sure I like it.  Some other one's are actually autographed, and I think they are really rare.  But I don't really get it.  Is it humor? 

Yup, more Giant love.  So now I have a big Lincecum jersey swatch, and this framed little one.  It's cool and the frame is nice and heavy.  Go Giants!  (I guess)

And then an on-card auto.  My other was Brett Anderson from the A's.  Two rather non-descript players.  On-card is cool, though, so I'm still enjoying the card.

And, of course, what would a Gypsy Queen post be without some mini's?  There is a sepia, a green, a blackm and Yaz and Koufax.  Still have no idea what my plan is with GQ mini's.  I am thinking to try to obtain one mini for each player (1-350) and simply not worry about color or style or short prints...  any thoughts on this plan?


  1. If you're going to do the minis, doing it that way makes the most sense. Otherwise, it would be a maddening endeavor.

  2. I agree. I'd focus on just getting one of each mini if you want to do that - and not worry about the backs. To me, to do otherwise would really make it not fun!

  3. yes, guys, and my head would be spinning throughout...

  4. The mini's are making my head spin! I'm collecting all the regular front mini's (regardless of regular back, red back or straight cut back). Last year I did all the regular back and I'm still 19 short of the complete set!

    I would be interested in trading for that Gypsy King if you're willing to part with him. Yea, they are a bit of a joke set, they are all Topps employees. Anyways, I've got a Have & Want list on the side bar of my blog if you want to swing a GQ-centric deal!