Completed insert set – 2013 Gypsy Queen Sliding Stars

5 03 2016

Info about the set:

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Set description:  There actually isn’t a write-up on the sell sheet for this set, so I have to use my own creativity :).  The theme is just what you’d think – players sliding into bases.  The horizontal front has a gray border with the player’s name at the top and the Gypsy Queen script at the bottom above the set name.  The back has a write-up on the player’s baserunning prowess.

Set composition: 15 cards, 1:6 odds (2013 Gypsy Queen)

Hall of Famers:  4.

Lou Brock, Ozzie Smith, Joe Morgan, Rickey Henderson

How I put the set together: 

  • 8 cards from 2 hobby boxes
  • 1 card from a trade
  • 1 card from the National Show
  • 2 cards from Sportlots
  • 2 cards from COMC

Thoughts on the set:  Gypsy Queen always does themed insert sets, which is a big plus on my mind.  This set is the same – it’s a great set.  Topps could use more photos like this in their products.

Card that completed my set:  #SS-RH – Rickey Henderson

Best card (my opinion):  #SS-RH – Rickey Henderson

2013 Gypsy Queen Sliding Stars Rickey

For any set that deals with stealing bases or sliding I feel obligated to pick Rickey as the best card.  It doesn’t hurt that it’s a great photo of him executing his patented headfirst slide.  With his sunglasses on, no less.

I got this card in June of 2015 from COMC.

My Favorite Reds card:  #SS-JM – Joe Morgan

2013 Gypsy Queen Sliding Stars Joe Morgan

He’s the only Red in this set, but this is a cool photo.  He’s sliding into Vida Blue in game 6 of the 1972 World Series.

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All told, the 15 pitchers here have thrown 31 no-hitters – counting Bailey’s 2013 gem, Milwood’s 2nd (which was a combined effort) and Halladay’s no-hitter in the postseason.  5 of those were perfect games (Hunter, Cain, Humber, Halladay and Koufax).

2013 Gypsy Queen Sliding Stars complete

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