Ozzie Smith, front and back
Nolan Ryan, Lou Gehrig, David Ortiz
Hank Aaron, George Springer, Jose Abreu
Bryce Harper, Matt Harvey, Steve Carlton
Rickey Henderson, Billy Hamilton, Manny Machado
Andrew McCutchen, Russell Martin, RobinYount
Adam Jones, Jose Altuve
Gerritt Cole, Base and Mini for size comparison
Mini Parallels and Variants
Joe Mauer silver #/199, Evan Gattis silver #/199, Carlos Gonzalez red #/50, The Cut-Off
Pillars of the Community
Walk Off Winners
Bill Mazeroski, Scott Hattenberg
Carlos Gonzalez, Lenny Dykstra
David Freese, Salvador Perez
The Queens Throwbacks
James Shields, Jered Weaver
George Springer, Anthony Rizzo
Ben Revere, Aaron Hicks
Mookie Betts, Mike Moustakas
Adam Wainwright Framed Relic, Shelby Miller Relic
Cory Spangenberg Auto, Javier Baez Auto
Overall LookWhile Gypsy Queen has a strong base card look, we’ve seen this kind of photo manipulation with other series of cards, very close to releases like Ginter for example. Photo manipulation can be a little heavy handed and the reuse of certain photos, even from prior years, is abundantly clear. The absence of stats on the back is normally an issue for me, but feels appropriate for this release. The autograph card design saves this release from obscurity,
Quality and Variety of Players and Subsets.This is a good mixture of the past and the present with the big names of yesterday, today and the future all represented very well.
Do the hits hold up?On-card autos look fantastic with a shot at some big names. The mini auto booklets are cool but use of a sticker auto. One wonders how much bester these would be if they were on-card just like the mini autograph set.
Will you want to collect them all?This is still a fun set to build and offers collectors a variety of options to sink their teeth into.
3 out of 5
2015 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball receives a lukewarm reception from us. It could use an infusion of something a little more special to bring back interest in this once exciting release.
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