Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Random Pack of GQ

So, as Target did not have any rack packs of Opening Day, I picked up a single retail pack of Gypsy Queen last week. got to say, I'm not overly impressed with what I received. 6 cards for the asking price of $2.99 +tax is a bit steep.


















by far the best card pulled from this pack was the local connection. Justin Verlander went to college down here in the Norfolk area at Old Dominion University. I really like some of the inserts, the Dealing Aces are awesome. This No-Hitters card is a nice design, really like the blue against the white, and the fact that a no-hitter card features a pitcher in the act of pitching is a nice touch as well.

as for the rest of the pack, kinda lost on me. The pale green is just not right. Whatta ya think, single up the right base line?

 Be better if that was a #17 jersey...

 Now that looks like a Sac Fly to me...

 and let's not forget the minis, at one per pack, I'm sure not interested in chasing that set anytime soon, though the Jeter does fit my Yankees PC.

I think the only thing that looks worse than that pale green on the card front is the piss-yellow used on the card backs! I understand the desire for the "old-timey" feel, and maybe this particular color may hasten the "antiquing" of the card backs, but it just screams P I S S Y to me!!

any of these are available if you need them, with the exception of the Verlander, which more than likely will be staying here in the Hampton area...

thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day!
Dawgbones

3 comments:

14kphillies said...

As much s I love the Gypsy Queen sets, the yellow-backs on this year's edition really is ugly. You'd think Topps would've learned from Fleer's mistake in 1991.

Crackin Wax said...

I had the same critique of the hue of yellow they chose. They could certainly have done yellow, but if they were to do it right, I would have hoped it would have been a more dulled, aged yellow and not this bright neon banana peel look.

Colbey Hopper said...

Hey, to each his own. I particularly like GQ again this year and am working on the set - retail pack by retail pack. That said I'll gladly take those commons off your hands if you don't want them (: I'm sure I can find some Phillies for you...