Monday, March 12, 2012

2011 Topps Gypsy Queen Relics

I like relic cards as much as the next collector but I don't often like a set well enough to try and collect it. In fact I only did this once, with the 2003 50-card set Stadium Club Born in the USA Relics. It took years but I finally got them all.  Last year I got taken with the Topps Gypsy Queen Relics, and since there are only 20 of them, I decided to try for the set. I've got 12 but I think the last 8 are going to take awhile. So I decided to share what I have.  Here are what I have, in alphabetical order.

I'm guessing that I have a full selection of uniform colors. Braun's card is gray.

Braun's fellow teammate's card is beige.

Another gray.

The first of several reds.

A white swatch. I guess I'd like it better if it were teal.

Red, but a slightly different shade.

This is the latest acquisition, and hey, it's a bat!

Werth was a National last year but I prefer a Phillie relic card.

I already had a white Red Sox card so I'm glad this one's red.

If you've worked your way to the end, congratulations. The other thing I like about these cards (aside from the general overall Gypsy Queen design and the relics) is that the relic cards feature a different picture of the player than the base card.


Anonymous said...

Those are really nice. Kind of cool that the only retired player is Ripken in the set - makes it more collectible.

I know Daily Dimwit is going after a crazy master set for this stuff - these relics, the framed mini relics, a full set of Minis, the framed paper parallels. The framed mini's are tough - there's a Jackie Robinson, Gehrig, Ruth and a Munson in there.


The Baseball Card Snob said...

Oh, all the mismatched swatches. I need to sit down. God, that drives me nuts.

Play at the Plate said...

Good luck!!