Thursday, April 9, 2020

Ten Years of Gypsy Queen

The 2020 set is the tenth edition of Gypsy Queen.  Let's take a look at the ten designs.

The 2011 version mimicked the original GQ cards from 1887.  Topps has been on their own since then.

The first seven years have the words "Gypsy Queen."  Since then it has been the GQ logo instead of the words.

The player's first name has been used just three times.  Most times it is last name followed by the first initial.

The first six designs did not include the player's position.

The team logos first appeared in 2019.

Yellows and browns seem to be the colors of choice.

The designs have always been vertical.

Below is a look at all of the Cubs cards for the entire run of Gypsy Queen.


  1. I used to really enjoy GQ... but I've lost interest in recent years. A lot of that has to do with the decision to not create framed parallels anymore. But it also has to do with the design. The last three designs all blend together to me.

  2. The Card stock changed in 2019. It went more modern and slick feel. I like the old fashion grainer type. The best designs 2015, 2018, 2012.

  3. They jumped the shark on the designs when they changed to "GQ" on the front