Info about the set:
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
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
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.
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).