Review 2016 Gypsy Queen

hdjstuff

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2016 Gypsy Queen

24 packs - 10 cards per pack
2 Autos and 2 Relic cards per box

I received these:

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187 unique base cards -- or 62% of the base set.

Gypsy Queen's design remains much the same as it has since inception -- photos with an 'artist touch'. The cards are printed on relatively thin manila stock. Gypsy Queen seems to be a very good issue for the set builder, the player collector, and even the team collector. The folks out there that might want to put together a master set with each of the insert sets... that could be one heck of a mountain to climb. The basic insert sets should be easy enough to track down - but the buybacks - that's another story altogether!

I also received 6 short prints. To the best of my knowledge, I did not receive any photo variations and I know that there are a number of them.

Mini's

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Most - if not all - packs come with a mini card. Also included is a box topper box of 10 additional mini's.

I received 28 total unique minis. The mini cards seem to be numbered the same as the base set including the SP's to 350

Mini Parallels

3 purple mini's #ed to 250

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Purple Framed

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Mr. Cobb of the Rays #ed to 250

Inserts



Walk off Winners -- 4x
Glove Stories - 4x
Power Alley -- 6x

Relic



Tanaka

Autos

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Peter O'Brien
DJ LeMahieu

Both autos are on card, blue Sharpee autos!! Very good!!

Auto'd Relic



Jose Altuve #ed to 5

Very thick card with on card auto and what looks to be a sewn stripe on the relic. Sweet looking card!

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Gypsy Queen seems to be an excellent issue again this year. The first time set collector should be easily pulled in to building the set. One should need 2-3 boxes to complete the base set and have a great start on the SP's.

Overall grade A

Go buy several boxes and send the Rays purple parallels and Rays mini's to me!

Duane
 

BBonds25

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Nice review Duane. That Altuve is one of the best looking cards I've seen. Wish I had some Rays firepower to offer for it.

Any chance you pulled a Corey Seager RC?

Thanks,
Brad
 

daktion

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Thanks for the review Duane. I have never been a fan of Gypsy Queen, and it doesn't look like I'll be starting this year. I hate that the product logo is bigger and easier to read then the players name. And don't get me started on their huge colored borders. On a positive note, the Relic you pulled looks really nice and I like the glove story and walk off inserts. I love when cards celebrate the team.

-Brett
 
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