Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Thoughts on 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen

Last year, I only opened two or so packs of Gypsy Queen before it disappeared from shelves.  So, when I saw that 2012 Gypsy Queen was out, I had to head over to the LCS and pick up a few packs.  They were selling packs for $4.50 and boxes for $125.  I picked up 5 packs.  I didn't get any crazy pulls, as far as I know.  I got a green mini and a black mini.
I did pull an Oriole.  I always enjoy pulling Eddie Murray cards, so this one is a nice addition to the collection.
I also liked the Sliding Stars cards that I pulled.  I got this one and Starlin Castro.  I thought they were really cool looking, especially this Jemile Weeks.

In all, I think Gypsy QUeen is a solid offering from Topps.  I have grown a bit complacent with Allen and Ginter.  Maybe it is time to retire that brand and do Gypsy Queen or some other vintage type (maybe American Caramel or Playball).

If they are still available, I might pick up some more of them.  If not, I'll be looking online to get the Orioles that I need, that's for sure.
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