Completed insert set – 2011 Gypsy Queen Future Stars

23 12 2011

There are a few of your standard insert sets from 2011 Gypsy Queen – 4 of which are in all packs of the product (retail and hobby).  The first one I completed was the Future Stars set.

Info about the set:

Set description: “20 Promising up and comers”.  This set features guys who were rookies in 2009 or later.  The front has a blue border while the back has a player write-up.

Set composition: 20 cards, 1:4 odds (2011 Gypsy Queen)

Hall of Famers: None. However, 2010 ROY’s Buster Posey and Neftali Feliz are included.

How I put the set together:

  • 11 cards from 2 hobby boxes
  • 7 cards from trades
  • 2 cards from on-line purchases

Thoughts on the set:  I like what Topps did with their 3 regular insert sets.  This is probably my least favorite, but it’s still a good set.

Card that completed my set: #FS6 – Trevor Cahill

I actually got the last card back in September from a Sportlots purchase.

Highest book value: #FS13 – Stephen Strasburg

Obviously, a set like this can fluctuate – but at the time of writing this, the Strasburg had the highest book value.

Best card (my opinion): #FS11 – Buster Posey

Posey’s card features him in full catcher gear, looking ready to throw out a runner.

My Favorite Reds card: #FS18 – Aroldis Chapman

Chapman beats out Yonder Alonso.

Other tidbits:  The set makes all-star comparison on the back of each card.  Here’s the comparisons made:

  1. Brian Matusz (Dave McNally)
  2. Kyle Drabek (Bert Blyleven)
  3. Yonder Alonso (Rafael Palmeiro)
  4. Freddie Freeman (Chipper Jones)
  5. Desmond Jennings (Kenny Lofton)
  6. Trevor Cahill (Scott Erickson)
  7. Ike Davis (Keith Hernandez)
  8. Jason Heyward (Willie Mays)
  9. Starlin Castro (Alfonso Soriano)
  10. Phil Hughes (Waite Hoyt)
  11. Buster Posey (Orlando Cepeda & Willie McCovey)
  12. Neftali Feliz (Goose Gossage)
  13. Stephen Strasburg (Nolan Ryan)
  14. Matt Latos (Don Drysdale)
  15. Jose Tabata (Roberto Clemente)
  16. David Price (Lefty Grove)
  17. Clay Buchholz (Bobo Holloman & Wilson Alvarez)
  18. Aroldis Chapman (Walter Johnson)
  19. Gordon Beckham (Yogi Berra & Jackie Robinson)
  20. Mike Stanton (Dave Winfield)




2 responses

23 12 2011
MIlwaukee Southpaw

I totally missed the boat on Gypsy Queen this year…Those cards look really nice and I love most of the insert concepts, especially the “Wall Climbers” set.

23 12 2011

They’re coming out with it next year – there’s your 2nd chance!

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