Completed insert set – 2011 Gypsy Queen Wall Climbers

11 01 2012

The fourth “standard” baseball insert set I’ve completed from 2011 Gypsy Queen is a retail only set – Wall Climbers.

Info about the set:

Set description:  10 current outfielders with photos showing off their defense past the warning track.  The standard “Gypsy Queen” lettering is at the top with “Wall Climbers” written just below it.  The gray-ish border has cob webs throughout.

Set composition: 10 cards, 1:4 odds (2011 Gypsy Queen retail only)

Hall of Famers:  None – these are all current players.

How I put the set together:

  • 1 card from a retail value pack
  • 9 cards from trades

Thoughts on the set: 

I like whenever they have insert sets with legitimate themes better than just anything to get good players in the set.  The hobby inserts sort of have themes – but this one is much more specific, and I like the fact that it’s different.  The spider webs are kind of creepy, but so are gypsies!

Card that completed my set: #WC8 – Michael Brantley

I got this card in a trade with a reader of the blog.

Highest book value:  #WC6 – Ichiro

Best card (my opinion): #WC8 – Ichiro

These cards have really good detail.  The Torii Hunter you can see the rocks in Anaheim’s outfield in the background.  On the Nick Swisher, you can see a jumbo cup placed on the wall by a fan.  On the Ichiro – there’s a chain link fence and you can see a Seattle reliever looking on.  He’s right in the middle of his leap – it’s a cool card.

My Favorite Reds card:  They really should have put Jay Bruce in here.  He’s had a few great catches – and there’s one from late  in the 2010 season in the corner at Great American would definitely qualify.

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