Monday, December 3, 2012
My top 25 sets #23: 2012 Gypsy Queen
Set: 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen
Number of cards in set: 350 (300 base cards +50 Variation short prints)
Affordability: 9 for just the base set, 6 if you are going after the SPs (Darvish isn't cheap)
Key RCs: Yu Darvish, Matt Moore, Dellin Betances
Is the set built?: I have completed the base set, but still need 33 of the SPs, including Darvish
What I like about this set: This set really grew on me over time. The front features a nice, but busy design, and the photos are a good quality. A lot of the photos show quite a bit of intensity on the player's faces. The back of the card is easy to read, and the card number is prominent on the top center just below the team logo.
What I didn't like about this set: Some of the SP variations can be pricey, especially the Darvish. For a set builder such as myself, having to shell out triple digits on a card of a guy who may only last a handful of years in the bigs can be a bitter pill to swallow.
This is another set that may or may not hang on to a spot in the countdown next year, depending on what else I start during 2013.
Thanks for reading, Robert