Continuing the show of Gypsy Queen retired players. Here’s the stats again of retired players in each set. This was in my post yesterday:
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.
Of the remaining 69 retired players in 2013 Gypsy Queen, 5 had cards in the 2011 set and 25 cards in the 2012 set. That leaves 39 retired players who are new to the Gypsy Queen set in 2013. I’m scanning their cards here.
Cecil Fielder, Bert Blyleven, Bill Buckner, Enos Slaughter, George Kell, Billy Williams, Joe Morgan, John Kruk, Monte Irvin, Phil Niekro, Rickey Henderson, Early Wynn, Hal Newhouser, Vida Blue, Don Mattingly, Whitey Ford, Bruce Sutter, Will Clark, Don Sutton, Tony Perez, Al Lopez, Goose Gossage, Fergie Jenkins, Rick Ferrell, George Brett, Harmon Killebrew, Hoyt Wilhelm, Jim Abbott, Jim Rice, Jim Bunning, Bobby Doerr, Lou Boudreau, Bob Lemon, Paul O’Neill, Robin Roberts, Robin Ventura, Ted Williams, Bill Mazeroski, Phil Rizzuto.
I don’t have every single one of these yet, because some of them are SP’s. But I’ll scan the ones I do have. The Ted Williams card is probably the most notable. Jim Abbott is also a very cool inclusion.
I have no clue why this interests me, but it does for whatever reason. I think it’s the auditor in me that needs to reconcile this somehow. If you’re curious about other “combinations”, there are 14 retired players with cards only in the 2011 set. There are 3 retired players with cards only in the 2012 set.
2011 has 45 retired players (14 only in 2011 + 21 in all years + 5 in 2011 & 2012 + 5 in 2011 & 2013)
2012 has 54 retired players (3 only in 2012 + 21 in all years + 5 in 2011 & 2012 + 25 in 2012 & 2013)
2013 has 90 retired players (39 only in 2013 + 21 in all years + 5 in 2011 & 2013 + 25 in 2012 & 2013)