Sunday, May 6, 2012
How the Gypsies Got My Money
It was simple, really. Strawberry. Carter, as a Met. And a David Wright in the blaster I bought - that pretty much did it.
I know I am late to the Gypsy Queen party. About a year late, from what I see people have written about 2011 GQ. And I know some bloggers have panned the design, especially the grey color. I really think it works, though. It allows the colors in the picture to really jump out of the "frame" - an effect that I think works in these three cards I've shown.
I saw that Target had Gypsy Queen blaster boxes about 2 weeks ago. I resisted buying. I have been looking forward to Archives, so I didn't want to get involved in another chase. If you follow my blog, you'll know that 2012 Heritage was the first non-flagship purchase I have ever made. And thanks to a vendor I keep stalking at local card shows, I have parlayed the two hobby boxes I bought into a just-about-complete master set of Heritage. (I haven't finished New Age Performers yet, nor the stickers - still deciding on whether to chase either. But I have all the high-numbered SPs - yay, me!)
So that brings us to what happened here. Innocently enough, I bought a blaster box and a hanger pack (not sure if my terminology is correct, but whatever - I spent $30!) and really liked the look of the framed paper cards. And then I made the big mistake - I started reading blogs.
And I think I am so jealous of the dedication and approach of Lifetime Topps Project, that after a week went by, I bought another blaster box. And after stalking prices at Blowout Cards, I decided that maybe I would grab some GQ when the price went down. (I had noticed a price drop for Heritage, and thought GQ might follow suit.)
And finally, I simply got tired of waiting, and ordered two hobby boxes.
So while I limped in to this product, I look forward to opening some packs tomorrow night. If time permits (it hasn't lately!), I'll try to get some posts up for those who want to follow along. And feel free to comment on what I should look for, and HOW the heck to collect GQ - the sheer variety of the mini's is baffling to me...