Some early preview images of the 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen set have been released from Topps along with some basic information about the upcoming set.
|Base Blue Parallel Card|
-The base card parallels: Blue- #/599, Black- 1/1 and Printing Plates.
|Base Mini Card|
-The mini card parallels: GQ backs, Straight Cuts backs, Black parallels, Green parallels, Sepia-tone parallels and printing plates.
-Autographs will include base autographs, autograph-relic cards, dual auto-relics and triple auto relic cards and all cards will be hard signed.
-There will be 40 players on the autograph checklist including: Hank Aaron, Sandy Koufax, Willie Mays, Albert Belle, Allen Craig, Bob Gibson, Carlton Fisk, Clayton Kershaw, Felix Hernandez, Frank Robinson, Frank Thomas, John Smoltz, Robinson Cano and Ryne Sandberg.
-The mini autograph checklist will include on 15 players and only Frank Thomas, Nelson Cruz and Matt Kemp have been announced.
-The relics included in the set are Indian-Head Pennies, jersey relics, framed mini-relics, patch sketch cards and stadium seats.
-The auto-relic set has 20 players on the checklist including Reggie Jackson, Carl Yastrzemski, Ryan Braun, Carlos Gonzalez, Nelson Cruz, Jesus Motero, Ralph Kiner, Dustin Pedroia, Andrew McCutchen, Ernie Banks, Starlin Castro, Chipper Jones and Evan Longoria.
|Hamilton Glove Stories insert|
-The inserts will be: Moonshot (Homerun hitters), Glove Stories (Top rated fielders), Slide Show (Base stealers) and Gypsy King plus all inserts will offer a mini framed printing plate version. Replacing the Gypsy relic cards from last year’s set will be a 12-card set featuring the “mythical” 1887 Barnstorming team and will include autograph and bat relic parallels. Read this as a fake relic set (Gypsy) from last year will be replaced with another fake relic set this year.