In the meantime, I am going to hold back a little bit on picking up hit cards from some of these sets until I get a chance to look at all three products and figure out where to best use my best trade and monetary resources. However, I am still working on picking up a few smaller hits from Gypsy Queen and Tribute until I see Museum Collection in two weeks. In the meantime, I spent less than $10 to pickup three relic cards from Gypsy Queen.
2013 Topps Gypsy Queen Alex Avila Jersey Card
First up is a jersey card of Tigers catcher Alex Avila. This is the regular relic card from Gypsy Queen. The card has a unique creme colored jersey which I thought was interesting for a piece of Tigers jersey. While the Tigers do not keep a creme colored jersey in their rotation of regular jerseys, they did break out a set of creme colored throwbacks to play the Pirates a few years ago. The Tigers have a Negro League throwback day almost every year and in 2009 paid tribute to the 1920s era Detroit Stars.
I also managed to add two Gypsy Queen jersey cards of Cardinals outfielders Jon Jay and Matt Holliday. Both cards are the framed relic cards from the set and feature grey road swatches. I really like the black frames around the cards.
2013 Topps Gypsy Queen Matt Holliday Jersey Card
2013 Topps Gypsy Queen Jon Jay Jersey Card