Completed insert set – 2011 Gypsy Queen Sticky Fingers

28 04 2012

Before I get started on some of my more detailed review of 2012 Gypsy Quee, I’ll look back at an insert set I completed from last year’s product.  The fifth “standard” baseball insert set I’ve completed from 2011 Gypsy Queen is the last baseball insert set and the 2nd retail only set – Sticky Fingers.

Info about the set:

Set description:  15 current infielders with photos showing off their defense.  The standard “Gypsy Queen” lettering is at the top with “Sticky Fingers” written just below it.  The border is made to look like a honeycomb with “sticky” honey, and you will find a buzzing bee here or there – but no Winnie the Pooh!  The back references a specific play the player made, but the picture on the front doesn’t necessarily match.

Set composition: 15 cards, 1:4 odds (2011 Gypsy Queen retail only)

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

How I put the set together:

  • 11 cards from trades
  • 1 card from a Card Show
  • 3 cards from Sportlots

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.  Like Wall Climbers, the insects are kind of creepy!

Card that completed my set: #SF8 – Ivan Rodriguez

Pudge was one of 3 cards from a massive Sportlots purchase back in January.

Highest book value:  #SF1 – Derek Jeter

Best card (my opinion): #SF9 – Brandon Phillips

My Favorite Reds card:  #SF9 – Brandon Phillips

Just like the Wall Climbers cards, these have really good attention to detail.  The Phillips card shows this very well – from his uniform, to his gold Oakleys being upside down on the top of his head, to the World Series champion logo on the outfield wall in the background – this card shows all of that well.  And he’s a Red, so it beats out the Pudge card with him decked out in catcher’s gear making a play.  My scan below probably doesn’t even do it perfect justice since it’s a horizontal card (number 9), but I’m not pulling it out of the sheet just for that!

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15 10 2015
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