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2018 Topps Gypsy Queen – Product Review

THE REVIEW

Manufacturer: Topps

Product: 2018 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball

PRICE: $100.00/box

Okay, so I have a confession.

I have been hooked on this product since 2012. I have been working on base sets on each year since then. I haven’t even finished the base set of 2012 and I need to just get that done.

So what do I like about it? Well, I am sure by now you can guess, I like the feel of these cards, the cardstock is nice and thick, and the look and feel? Forget about it. I love the stylized look of these.  I know I saw some early comments on other sites about people not liking the product design, but I am and always will be a fan. I liken it to Topps Magic, so I am glad this product line hasn’t disappeared.

Topps if you see this, keep this product line going.

If you are a fan of this product you will also have noticed the missing mini card boxes. I am on the fence about this set not being a part of the product this year. They were a pain to deal with and trying to build a set of those, good luck. I am sure some have done it, but I was not ready to fork over the money to do it. I guess, I am okay with dropping it.

The tarot cards, I will have likely mentioned it in the video above, I like this set and will be looking for lots for sale on ebay. I have tried to get some already, only to be outbid. I hope I can get this set done soon, maybe after the initial release excitement dies down, I may be able to get a deal on them then. Wish me luck.

Let me know what you think of the set by leaving your comment below, in the meantime, check out the helpful info below.

— Ryan

OVERALL RATING (Like, Love, Hate)

Love

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2017 Topps Series 2 Baseball – Product Review

2017 Topps Series 2 Baseball

 

Jaxson’s Box Opening & Review

Ryan’s Box Opening & Review

THE REVIEW

Manufacturer: Topps

Product: 2017 Topps Series 2 Baseball

PRICE: $70.00/box

The flagship Topps baseball product is always a fun rip for me. It brings back a lot of memories of riding to the card/comic book shop in Waipahu. My buddies and I went to the shop mostly to play for free on the Mrs. Pacman pinball machine, then to checkout the cutie behind the counter and then… to open some packs of baseball cards. The big chase for me opening newer packs were hometown boys, Sid Fernandez and Ron Darling. Outside of those guys I was always looking for Don Mattingly… Gonna need a minute or ten to remember the fun times…

Alright, now that I am done reminiscing, this set is an update to Series 1. I know collectors are saying, “duh.” I had to say it. So you could find some players who were traded in different unis in this set.

I am a big fan of the first pitch insert set and I try my best as I mentioned in the video, to collect the entire set. For the last two years, I can say, I gave it a good go, but never completed them. Something I definitely need to check off my list.

As Topps always does, the designs are safe and solid. I don’t know how much farther you can really take a design without impacting the space dedicated to a photo of the player. I think one of the drawbacks I have found with this set, I had a hard time picking out the parallels, after the video, I found a black parallel and I am still searching through to see if I can find any photo variations or shortprints.

Oh and I am going to put this out there as text, I would love to see a military “Coming Home” set that features photos of families embracing their soldiers as they meet at the ballpark. I would love to see a set like this. I am guessing I may have missed it and Topps has already done this, but there is an idea for them. I hope to see it in the future with the flagship Topps sets.

Overall, I gave this a LOVE rating. Mostly for nostalgia. I can’t hate on this set. I will always be a fan.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

TOPPS BASEBALL SERIES 2 SHOWCASES THE BIGGEST STARS OF TODAY AND CAPTURES THE MOST REMARKABLE MOMENTS AND MILESTONES FROM BASEBALL HISTORY!
AS THE MIDSUMMER CLASSIC™ APPROACHES, TOPPS BASEBALL SERIES 2 CELEBRATES THE GREATEST MLB® ALL-STARS OF ALL TIME AND PAYS TRIBUTE TO AMERICA’S PASTIME WITH MLB® FOURTH OF JULY INSERTS, AUTOGRAPHS AND RELIC CARDS.

HOBBY CONFIGURATION

  • 10 cards per pack
  • 36 packs per box
  • 12 boxes per case
  • 1 Autograph or Relic per box
  • 1 Silver Continuity Packs with each hobby box purchase*
    *I am unsure how long this will last. These packs include refractors, some numbered using the Chrome technology.

THE DETAILS and THE ODDS

BASE CARDS

  • Base Code – ends in #3535
  • Variation Code – ends in #3587

A checklist offering 350 total cards, showcasing the biggest superstars, hottest young players and rookies in the game!

  • Gold Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 2017.
  • Rainbow Foil Parallel – Inserted 1:10 packs
  • Vintage Stock Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 99.
  • Black Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 66. HOBBY & HOBBY JUMBO ONLY
  • Mother’s day hot Pink Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 50.
  • Father’s day Powder Blue Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 50.
  • Memorial day Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 25.
  • Clear Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 10. HOBBY ONLY
  • Negative Parallel – LIMITED. HOBBY & HOBBY JUMBO ONLY
  • Platinum Parallel – Sequentially numbered 1/1
  • Printing Plates – Sequentially numbered 1/1
TOPPS SALUTE
These insert cards commemorate mid-season events with special photography, highlighting customized MLB® uniforms and the hottest stars in the game! Look for themed cards celebrating rookies, Spring Training™, curtain call moments, vintage uniforms and the greatest legends of MLB®. Inserted 1:4 packs
  • Red Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 25.
  • Platinum Parallel – Sequentially numbered 1/1.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS

Recapping some of the greatest moments from Baseball history such as rookie debuts, pitching performances, home run records and walk-off wins. Inserted 1:8 packs

MAJOR LEAGUE ™ MILESTONES

Celebrating milestone achievements from the 2016 MLB® season such as David “Big Papi” Ortiz passing Ted Williams’ HR total and Albert Pujols joining the 600 HR club! Inserted 1:8 packs

FIRST PITCH

A tribute to the pop culture icons that threw out the ceremonial first pitch during the 2016 MLB® season. Inserted 1:8 packs

NATIONAL ANTHEM

A tribute to the artists that sang the National Anthem. Inserted 1:8 packs

1987 TOPPS BASEBALL – ROOKIE & ALL-STAR EDITION

The 1987 set is one of the most recognizable designs of all time with its wood-grain border and clean look. We celebrate the 30th Anniversary of this iconic design with an expansive trading card set showcasing MLB® All-Star Game® players from the past 30 years, as well as 2017 MLB® rookies. Inserted 1:4 packs

  • Red Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 25.
  • Platinum Parallel – Sequentially numbered 1/1.

TOPPS REVERENCE AUTOGRAPH PATCH CARDS
Presenting a new, high-end, on-card autograph patch card exclusive to 2017 Topps Baseball. Sequentially numbered to 25 HOBBY & HOBBY JUMBO ONLY
MAJOR LEAGUE ™ MATERIAL AUTOGRAPH CARDS
Highlighting impact players from MLB® teams.

  • Red Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 10 or less.
  • Platinum Parallel – Sequentially numbered 1/1.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS AUTOGRAPH RELIC CARDS
Recapping some of the greatest moments from Baseball history. Base cards will be sequentially numbered.

  • Red Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 10 or less.
  • Platinum Parallel – Sequentially numbered 1/1.

MAJOR LEAGUE ™ MILESTONES AUTOGRAPH RELIC CARDS
Celebrating milestone achievements from the 2016 MLB® season. Base cards will be sequentially numbered.

  • Red Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 10 or less.
  • Platinum Parallel – Sequentially numbered 1/1.

TOPPS SALUTE AUTOGRAPH CARDS

  • Red Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 10 or less.
  • Platinum Parallel – Sequentially numbered 1/1.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS AUTOGRAPH CARDS

  • Red Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 10 or less.
  • Platinum Parallel – Sequentially numbered 1/1.

MAJOR LEAGUE ™ MILESTONES AUTOGRAPH CARDS

  • Red Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 10 or less.
  • Platinum Parallel – Sequentially numbered 1/1.

1987 TOPPS BASEBALL – ROOKIE & ALL-STAR EDITION AUTOGRAPH CARDS
Including on-card and sticker autographs from All-Star caliber players and must-have rookies in the game.

  • Maple wood Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 25 or less.
  • Ash wood Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 10 or less.
  • Birch wood Parallel – Sequentially numbered 1/1. HOBBY & HOBBY JUMBO ONLY

MAJOR LEAGUE ™ MATERIAL CARDS
Highlighting impact players from each MLB® team.

  • Red Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 10 or less.
  • Platinum Parallel – Sequentially numbered 1/1.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS RELIC CARDS
Sequentially numbered.

  • Red Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 10 or less.
  • Platinum Parallel – Sequentially numbered 1/1.

MAJOR LEAGUE ™ MILESTONE RELIC CARDS
Sequentially numbered.

  • Red Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 10 or less.
  • Platinum Parallel – Sequentially numbered 1/1.

IN THE NAME RELICS
Sequentially numbered 1/1. HOBBY & HOBBY JUMBO ONLY

CUT SIGNATURES
Sequentially numbered 1/1.

MLB ®ALL-STAR GAME ® LOGO PATCH CARDS
Highlighting the greatest players who participated in MLB® All-Star Game® exhibitions throughout history. HOBBY & HOBBY JUMBO ONLY

  • Gold Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 99.
  • Black Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 50.
  • Platinum Parallel – Sequentially numbered 1/1.

INDEPENDENCE DAY TEAM LOGO PATCH CARDS
Featuring the best players from each MLB® team with action photography from the 2016 MLB® Independence Day games. HOBBY & HOBBY JUMBO ONLY

  • Gold Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 99.
  • Black Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 50.
  • Platinum Parallel – Sequentially numbered 1/1.

REDISCOVER TOPPS
2017 Topps Baseball Series 2 Hobby Continuity Program

Exclusive silver packs for Hobby customers with 2017 Topps Baseball Series 2 Purchase

Hobby customers awarded:

  • 1 pack for every Hobby Box
  • 2 packs for every Jumbo Box

Silver packs include MLB ® veterans, rookies and retired greats in the iconic 1987 Topps Baseball design – all in Exclusive Chrome Technology!
Numbered autographs and parallels included in select packs