A couple weeks ago I posed about how previous incarnations of Gypsy Queen have pretty much flown right under my radar. Well, I decided to avoid making the same mistake twice and get a good jump on this year's set. Luckily the local show in Dayton is always ripe with about half a dozen dealers who are always on top of the latest releases. I was able to snag almost the entire team set out of a dime box, and even found an insert for a quarter.
The mini's and SP's will probably still prove elusive. But at least now the set looks a little less pathetic on my checklist.
The Cutch Sliding Stars is a nice looking card, and I'm happy to see Topps incorporating more photos of the Pirates alternate black jersey. They wear it both at home and on the road, so it sees a fair amount of use, particularly early in the season.