Friday, April 29, 2011

Pack Break: 2011 Gypsy Queen

What better way to celebrate the royal wedding day than with a few packs of Gypsy Queen? I bought 4 packs at $6.50 each, and here are the highlights:

  • Carlos Pena mini- Black border/back
  • Robinson Tejada mini- Gypsy Queen back
  • Mickey Mantle- The Great Ones
  • Trevor Cahill- Future Stars
  • Manny Ramirez-Home Run Heroes
  • Alfonso Soriano- SP
  • Evan Longoria- Game-used jersey card
  • Albert Pujols- Paper Frame #524/999
  • Johnny Bench- Red Sox logo on the back of the card?
Gypsy Queen has a nice mix of current and former players, with less of the randomness that Allen & Ginter is known for (I'm looking at you, American Bald Eagle and Francisco Pizarro). There is a series of actual "gypsy" cards in the set, but I dodged the bullet on that one. It's nice to get a few extra cards per pack (10 per), considering the price point is a dollar or two higher than similar products. The Longoria card is slightly damaged on the bottom, but I'm not sure if it would qualify for a return from Topps, especially if I run the risk of getting a lesser player in return.

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