Tuesday, April 23, 2013

2013 Gypsy Queen Mini Cubs

Topps seems to be mini-crazy these days, with mini cards included in just about every set.  Gypsy Queen is no exception, though, with Gypsy Queen, the minis actually make sense.

The original Gypsy Queen cards were issued in 1887 and the set had two distinct sized cards.  There were the common 1½" x 2½" cards and the rarer 2" x 3½" sized cards.  Topps has made the smaller cards the less common cards, but, hey, let's not quibble over details.

2013 Gyspy Queen has mini cards of each of the 350 cards in the regular set.  But that's not enough of a gimmick.  There are 100 mini card variations...yup, almost one third of the set has a second card.   Good luck to anyone trying to build a mini complete set.  You've got 450 cards to hunt.  Only two of the 13 mini Cubs have a variation card, so I got off pretty easy.

Here are the two with variations, Ernie Banks and Anthony Rizzo.  The variation card is the one on the right.



Below are the rest of the Cubs minis.





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