2011 Topps Gypsy Queen blaster [$19.99 at a Target] - I was hoping to get lucky looking for retail 2011 Bowman which came out in the last two days, but didn't find any.
However, I found a lone blaster box of Gypsy Queen and decided to pick it up since it has been out for about two weeks - but I hadn't seen any of the cards in-hand.
#58 Dale Murphy - my memories of Murphy are tied through his baseball cards of the early 1990s, so I really only remember him as the longtime veteran probably five years past his prime.
#210 Aaron Rowand
#295 Phil Hughes
#341 Nyjer Morgan - short print
#199 James Shields
#115 Jeremy Jeffress
#248 Dustin Pedroia
#SF-2 Chase Utley - Sticky Fingers insert
#116 Jake Peavy - mini parallel
#GO-12 Johnny Bench - Great Ones insert
#91 Josh Johnson
#85 Frank Robinson
#203 Brian Matusz
#140 Shaun Marcum
#256 Wade Davis - mini parallel
#HH-24 Rogers Hornsby - Home Run Heroes insert
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#276 Ian Stewart
#144 Jon Niese
#111 Jason Bay
#12 Ryan Howard - framed paper bronze parallel; serial #'d 589/999
#150 Kosuke Fukudome - mini parallel; Gypsy Queen back
#FS-14 Mat Latos - Future Stars insert
#69 Kevin Youkilis
#38 Walter Johnson
#151 Michael Young
#SF-7 Jose Reyes - Sticky Fingers insert
#218 Austin Jackson - mini parallel
#GO-3 Bob Gibson - The Great Ones insert
#32 Carl Crawford
#HH-23 Mickey Mantle - Home Run Heroes insert
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#65 Babe Ruth
#124 J.J. Hardy
#152 Paul Maholm
#WC-3 Nick Swisher - Wall Climbers insert
#179 Neil Walker - mini parallel
#315 Jered Weaver - short print
#15 Matt Kemp
#77 Hunter Pence
#263 Johnny Damon
#GQ-15 Lavenia, Praha - Gypsy Queen insert; it is a little creepy not knowing who these gypsies are, even though they maybe just ordinary women featured as 'props' Topps hired, dressed up and photographed to enhance the overall theme of the set.
#209 Tim Hudson - mini parallel
#FS-17 Clay Buchholz - Future Stars insert
Judging from a small sample size of cards pulled from a blaster, maybe I was hoping for something a little more to jump out at me - to make the images on the cards really stand out and to give the cards a different feeling in-hand, perhaps the themed inserts should have been 'framed' like the 'framed paper' parallels.
I really want an opportunity to bust any 2011 Bowman [unlike 2010 Bowman, which was a ghost as far as availability was concerned] - so unless I really can't find any 2011 Bowman, my interest in Gypsy Queen probably stop and ends with this blaster.