Monday, May 9, 2011
Gypsy Queen group break winnings + wantlist
I participated in the Nachos Grande Gypsy Queen group break, and came away with a whole heap of Yankee cards. It was my first group break and it was a lot of fun. I joined in hopes of getting a Yankee hit, and while I missed out on that fun, I get a TON of base cards, a SP, and a few inserts and minis. I'd like to collect the Yankees team set, as well as a few of the insert cards, so if you can help me out, let me know. My want list will be posted below.
I like the cards a lot. The cardboard has a great feel, and I think the cards are just very classy looking. I haven't seen any of the Bronze or other framed paper cards, so I'll have to reserve judgement on those.
First up, the base cards. I got 15 of the 20 Yankees. Not bad at all. I also have a Burnett coming from Napkin Doon's Big Fun Game, so I really only need about four cards to complete the non-SP base card team set. I'd say out of these base cards, my favorite is the Thurman Munson. The dude always looks like a bad ass. Check out his Great Ones insert as well (above). I never got to see him play, but you can just tell he was a warrior.
Next up are the minis. I'm indifferent on minis (all minis) - don't love 'em or hate 'em. I probably won't try and collect all these, but I like having a few.
Here are the SP and the inserts. The Gerhig is cool, but why are no people at the game behind him? I love both the Mantle and the Munson The Great Ones. The action shot of Thurm is sweet. Don't even think about running on him. I like the Mantle because of the old sack bases and the soft, puffy dirt. It looks like a sandlot. It's just not like that anymore.
Finally, here are the dupes. I'm well on my way to a second team set!
As for my wantlist, here is what I still need:
199 Andruw Jones
Home Run Heroes:
9 A Rod