Completed insert set – 2012 Gypsy Queen Hallmark Heroes

19 06 2014

It took me quite a while, but I finished up this retail only set – Hallmark Heroes from 2012 Gypsy Queen.

Info about the set:

Set description: 15 all-time greats and the a description of the notable way they left their mark on the game.  Hence, their “hallmark”.  This set features a blue border around a barrel-shaped photo frame, with the Gypsy Queen logo at the bottom and a write-up on the back.

Set composition: 15 cards, 1:4 odds (2012 Gypsy Queen retail only)

Hall of Famers: 15.  Bob Gibson, Cal Ripken, Ernie Banks, Frank Robinson, Johnny Bench, Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, Nolan Ryan, Roberto Clemente, Sandy Koufax, Stan Musial, Ty Cobb, Willie Mays

How I put the set together:

  • 1 card from a jumbo pack
  • 7 cards from trades
  • 1 card from the 2013 National
  • 6 cards from COMC

Thoughts on the set:  I like the set overall, but it doesn’t stand out much after a number of similar Gypsy Queen inserts since then.

Card that completed my set: #HH-JD – Joe DiMaggio

This is one of 4 cards I got back in the COMC Black Friday sale.  (yeah, I’m behind on the old baseball card blog)

Highest book value: #HH-MM – Mickey Mantle

Whenever there’s a Mantle in this set, he will be the answer here.

Best card (my opinion): #HH-RC – Roberto Clemente

The picture here goes really well with the design and the frame, and the back of the card talks about dignity.

My Favorite Reds card: #HH-JB – Johnny Bench

He’s the only one.

2012 Gypsy Queen Hallmark Heroes

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