I wanted to get in a quick post and I've got enough Gypsy Queen cards scanned to do one. We're heading back to the old home town (Philadelphia, of course) for a long weekend so the site will be dark until next week. Unfortunately we picked a week when the Phillies are on the West Coast. Our scheduling of a trip like this has to do more with when my wife can get off work then the Phillies schedule.
Last year, I was starting to lose my desire for Gypsy Queen. I've always liked the treatment of the photos but the the borders and backs were getting to be a bit much. This year, they've toned back a bit on the curlicues and made the border color more like the 1st year.
Here's a few more cards.
You might notice a slight difference on the border color. In person, the cards look more like the Martinez card rather than the Choice card. That's really just due to my scanning. Some of the cards have do have a more saturated border. Here's one.
It's quite noticeable when you hold the cards together. I'm sure it doesn't mean anything but it's interesting.
My biggest disappointment was not getting any present day Phillies or Astros. I did get two retired Phillies, Jim Bunning and Robin Roberts, at least.