2013 Gypsy Queen – retired players in all three sets

20 05 2013

Up front – if you want to skip reading and see something fairly interesting scroll down to the Seaver card.

OK, on to show some posts of actual Gypsy Queen base cards.  Gypsy Queen, like some of Topps’ other offerings, combines current players with retired players.  I decided I’d take a look at the retired players in this set.

In the 350-card set from 2013, there are 260 current players and 90 retired players.

In the 300-card set from 2012, there are 246 current players and 54 retired players.

In the 350-card set from 2011, there are 297 current players and 45 retired players, plus 8 players who have a second card showing them in a different uniform.

Of those retired players, 21 are in all three sets.  Most of those are on the same team for all three years, but Andre Dawson, Gary Carter, Reggie Jackson, Nolan Ryan and Frank Robinson are shown on different teams in one of the three years.

Andre Dawson

Gypsy compare Dawson

2013 Gypsy Queen Dawson

Gary Carter – and the same picture in back to back years.  D’oh!

Gypsy compare Carter

2013 Gypsy Queen Carter

Reggie Jackson

Gypsy compare Reggie

2013 Gypsy Queen Reggie

Nolan Ryan

Gypsy compare Ryan

2013 Gypsy Queen Ryan

Frank Robinson – by the way, the picture used in 2013 is actually the same picture as Robinson’s second card in the 2011 set – he is one of the 8 players with cards from 2 teams.

Gypsy compare Fr Robinson

2013 Gypsy Queen Frank Robinson

The other 17 players are all shown on the same team each year.  And as you’ll see, sometimes the same photo.  Those players are: Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Tom Seaver, Cal Ripken, Brooks Robinson, Jackie Robinson, Jackie Robinson, Duke Snider, Ryne Sandberg, Frank Thomas, Al Kaline, Sandy Koufax, Stan Musial, Bob Gibson, Johnny Bench, Lou Gehrig, and Tony Gwynn.

Ruth – Ruth also has a card in the 2011 set where he’s pictured with Boston.  I think the Ruth cards are some of the best in the whole Gypsy Queen product.

Gypsy compare Ruth

2013 Gypsy Queen Ruth

Cobb – Cobb also has a second card in the 2011 set.  He’s pictured with the Philadelphia A’s, who he finished his career with in 1927 and 1928.

Gypsy compare Cobb

2013 Gypsy Queen Cobb


Gypsy compare Ripken

2013 Gypsy Queen Ripken

Seaver – oh, Topps.  For shame!  Same photo 3 years in a row.

Gypsy compare Seaver

2013 Gypsy Queen Seaver

Brooks Robinson

Gypsy compare Brooks Robinson

2013 Gypsy Queen Brooks

Jackie Robinson

Gypsy compare Jackie

2013 Gypsy Queen Jackie


Gypsy compare Duke Snider

2013 Gypsy Queen Snider

Sandberg – fielding, running and hitting in the 3 years!

Gypsy compare Sandberg

2013 Gypsy Queen Sandberg


Gypsy compare Thomas

2013 Gypsy Queen Thomas


Gypsy compare Kaline

2013 Gypsy Queen Al Kaline


Gypsy compare Koufax

2013 Gypsy Queen Koufax


Gypsy compare Musial



Gypsy compare Gibson

2013 Gypsy Queen Bob Gibson


2011 Gypsy Bench

2012 Gypsy Bench

2013 Gypsy Queen Bench


2011 Gypsy Gehrig

2012 Gypsy Gehrig

2013 Gypsy Queen Gehrig


2011 Gypsy Gwynn

2012 Gypsy Tony Gwynn

2013 Gypsy Queen Gwynn

So a few duplicate pictures, with the Seaver being a pretty egregious error on Topps part.

Other than that, I do like the three cards compared next to each other.  Gwynn has two from his later years, and the Thomas cards next to each other are pretty neat.

In my next post, I’ll show the cards of retired players that are new to Gypsy Queen in 2013.




5 responses

20 05 2013

Pure Topps laziness on Seaver. That’s a shame.

20 05 2013

Interesting to see all that.

Cards still way ugly.

20 05 2013

Give them a break on Seaver. You know no one was taking pictures in the 1970s.

20 05 2013

haha! That’s the thing. I’d get it with some other players – but Seaver and Carter have to have so many pictures you could pull from!

18 07 2013
2013 Topps Archives – cards #51-100 (1982 design) | Lifetime Topps project

[…] 1982.  He’d move back to the Mets in the 1983 season.  Topps seems to love reusing the same Seaver photo.  He’s shown here on the same photo they used for the 2010 Vintage Legends Collection […]

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