Monday, May 9, 2011

Gypsy Queen Break Haul

Chris, over at FanOfReds, held a group break recently with a bunch of 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen packs.  Since the Indians were already spoken for, I chose the Twins, hoping to score a Thome.  I did!  And that's not all!

First up, we have a mini leather (07/10) Delmon Young.  This is one sweet card!  I love the leather feel to the card.  Are they really printed on leather? I have no idea, but it looks and feels cool.

Next up: The man: Jim Thome!  The back of his card reads, "Thome, Barry Bonds, Mickey Mantle, Mel Ott, Babe Ruth, Mike Schmidt and Ted Williams are the only hitters with 500 HRs plus 1500 runs, RBI and walks apiece."  That is some seriously good company to keep.  The other card is Denard Span.  Sorry, Twins fans, I don't know much about him.

The next three cards are Jason Kubel, Carl Pavano, and Joe Mauer.  I like the vintage look of these cards.  very cool treatment!

The last three are minis: Mauer, Pavano, and Span.

There were a couple doubles (a Thome and a Kubel) plus a few extra "buffer cards" for protection: 2000 Stadium Club Scott Williamson, 1991 Topps Charlie Hayes, and a 2008 "Work Hard, Get Cards" David Wright card.  The David Wright has one of those square security stickers covering much of the side with Wright on it.  Topps lost their message on that one!

I'm glad I decided at the last minute to jump into this break.  Though I could not choose the Tribe, I am very glad to have scored TWO Thome cards (though one will go in the giveaway box) and the leather mini. 

Thanks, Chris, for holding the break and busting some cool cards for me!

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