Saturday, April 25, 2015

2015 Gypsy Queen Cubs

Brentandbecca has delivered once again.  Hopefully this isn't the last time.  Ebay is making some changes for sellers that will affect Brent's bottom line in a negative way and he has been talking about getting out of the case busting game.  He's been awfully good for the hobby and I hope he finds a way to make it work for him.

We are now on year five of Gypsy Queen.  I said it five years ago, and I haven't really changed my mind, but....why do we need Gypsy Queen if we already have Allen & Ginter.  Isn't one old-time tobacco company set enough?

I guess not!

The Cubs were give eight players on the 350 player  checklist, which is a little below average.


Three of the Cubs are retired.  All three of these guys have been in Gypsy Queen multiple times.  Time for some new blood.  How about Ron Santo??  One little quibble with the Banks card:  the picture is from his time as a Cubs coach, not from his active player days.  It's probably from 1973, the first spring the Cubs wore the pullover jerseys and Ernie's final camp as a coach.


Here are the five active Cubs in this year's Gypsy Queen.  No surprises at all.  When the set was being put together a few months ago, these are all the guys you figured would be major contributors.

Javier Baez is the dud among the group.  He has returned after taking some time off due to the death of his sister.  He's gone to Arizona for a little work before he rejoins the AAA team in Iowa.  Hopefully he'll be able to get back on track.

1 comment:

  1. Great looking set of Cubbies! I just busted two blasters and will have a post up this week as I try to nab all the Padres soon. I think GQ's design this year is quite nice.