OK, this will probably be my last Gypsy Queen post. I got my hobby box a week or so ago. Between the blaster, the rack pack and the hobby box I'm pleased with the overall selection of cards. By the way I count, there are 31 different cards in the set (counting the base, the base parallels, the inserts, the insert parallels, the relic and the auto cards). I've pulled all but 10 of these and the ones I'm missing are the most difficult to get. I've priced some of these on eBay and probably won't be chasing too many of them. I did buy a Gypsy Kings card on eBay which is at the end of the post.
I managed to avoid a large number of duplicate cards. I've got 177 out of 300 base cards. I'm not a set collector so that's plenty. I know full well, if I buy another blaster or two, I'll get mostly duplicates. If I go through with another Summer Clearance trade this year, the Gypsy Queen dups will be available.
I managed to pull a few more of the short print cards, so now I have a few of the short print/regular print pairs. For example, here's the regular print Carlos Gonzalez:
I pulled two of the Topps Gypsy Queen Blue Framed Paper parallels. These are numbered to 599. Here's the Babe Ruth card.
Topps Gypsy Queen Mini Glove Stories
The box promised 4 hits (relic, or auto).
Topps Gypsy Queen Relics
Topps Gypsy Queen Framed Mini Relics
Topps Gypsy Queen Autographs
And finally, Topps Gypsy Queen Autographed Relics
I never even saw any of the "Gypsy Queen" inserts from last year so I don't know how ridiculous they were. Here's the Gypsy Kings card I bought on eBay. It's plenty ridiculous.