What: 2016 Topps Gypsy Queen baseball cards
Arrives: April 6
Hobby box basics: 24 packs, 10 cards — two autographs, two Relics and one 10-card mini box box-topper
What’s buzz-worthy: The sixth edition of Gypsy Queen follows much of the same formula from the past releases with the same number of hits and the same mini box box-topper we have seen from past years. What’s new here this time are a few insert sets (MVP Minis, Power Alley), some parallels (MVP Minis autos, Mini Black autos) and a few other fun inclusions. Those will be Laces Around the League Relics — cards with baseball stitch swatches limited to five copies — as well as jumbo patch Relic and Ancient Era Remnants — aka buybacks from the 1920s to 1950s.
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The Basics: The basic set will have 300 cards with 50 short-prints. Of those, 100 will have parallels Purple Frame, Green Frame, 1/1 Black Frame and 1/1 printing plates. There will be minis, of course, with Purple, Gold and Red parallels. Topps also said there will be stock variation 1/1 cards, including leather and clear cards, but did not disclose full details there. Mini boxes will have new images for 100 cards in mini form. … Inserts will include Power Alley, Walk-off Winners and Glove Stories. … Autographs will have Green, Gold, Red (/5) and Black (1/1) parallels. Mini MVPs and Mini autos will also be round with those being more limited and their Black parallels being 1/1 creations. … Relics will include Gold, Red and Black Button versions along with Mini Relics with Gold, Red and Black versions there. The and jumbo patch Relics will have 1/1 parallels. … For Prime Relics also to be found are 1/1 Prime Bat Relics and 1/1 Art Patch Cards that combine memorabilia with sketch cards in addition to the previously mentioned laces cards. … Auto Relics will include standard cards as well as Red (/5) and 1/1 Black versions. Mini auto patch books also return with a standard and a 1/1 Black parallel.