Saturday, April 21, 2012

I'm back... with some Queens!

I have to be honest. I know nothing about Gypsy Queen.  If you've followed this blog, you may remember that until 2012 Heritage, I had been pretty much a Topps flagship collector only.  Not for any reason other than keeping track of all the other sets was just mind-blowing.  I didn't get it.

But now, I'm starting to.  I LOVED Heritage, and I still have 22 more high-numbered short prints to track down.  And now, I went to target and dropped thirty bucks on Gypsy Queen.  I was going to hold out and just wait till Archives (is that the name of it?) in late May, but perhaps I was swayed by the fact that the Mets collapse hasn't begun yet, so I still look at baseball with a hopeful eye.

This first post will just feature the three cards on top, which are some kind of "framed card" - these were in a target pack that cost either 9.99 or 9.49 - I can't remember.  The pack contained three regular packs, and then these three "framed cards" - and I'm not sure if they are some insert or sub-set or target exclusive thing...  but I do know this - they look and feel VERY nice in my hands.

My apologies for the blog absence, but I am now "in-season" with coaching, so my free time becomes quite limited.  I will continue to read everyone out there - and will pay special attention to Gypsy Queen!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

2012 Heritage - Scoring some SPs

Sadly, my free time is not what it used to be.  I guess that's good, from a work point of view - but unfortunately my blogging had to take a back seat this past week.  But there is good news - a card show on Sunday yielded a Heritage score!

First, I was able to pick the 71 Heritage cards (and one checklist) that I needed to complete my regular set (1-425).  I was then able to look over the high-numbered SP's that the table had, and I was able to grab 24 different ones for $40.  I'm not sure what you think about that price, but I was definitely happy. 

I currently need 34 more to complete the set, cards 426-500.

I am psyched!

I am going to try to hit a card show in the next week or two, and see if I can close these out.  If you have any high-numbered SP's that you are willing to part with, PLEASE post below!  I'll let you know if I need them, and then I'll try to work something out.

Thanks for reading, and I hope to get back to blogging more regularly by mid-week!

Oh, and by the way, the picture above is a collage of 9 of the "best" high-numbered SP's that I now own!