2016 Topps Gypsy Queen – Twins

Base
16 Miguel Sano
36 Joe Mauer
121 Brian Dozier
141 Byung-Ho Park
207 Eddie Rosario
221 Tyler Duffey
263 Max Kepler

328* Rod Carew
340* Harmon Killebrew
347* Torii Hunter
*Short-print.
All have base mini parallels.
Mini Base
16 Miguel Sano
36 Joe Mauer
121 Brian Dozier
141 Byung-Ho Park
207 Eddie Rosario
221 Tyler Duffey
263 Max Kepler
328* Rod Carew
340* Harmon Killebrew
347* Torii Hunter
*Short-print.
Mini Base Leather
16 Miguel Sano
36 Joe Mauer
121 Brian Dozier
141 Byung-Ho Park
Mini Base Clear
16 Miguel Sano
36 Joe Mauer
121 Brian Dozier
141 Byung-Ho Park
Mini Base Graphite
16 Miguel Sano
36 Joe Mauer
121 Brian Dozier
141 Byung-Ho Park

Inserts
Power Alley
22 Harmon Killebrew

Auto/Relic/Misc.
Auto
GQA-BBU Byron Buxton
GQA-MK Max Kepler
GQA-MS Miguel Sano
Mini Auto
GMA-BB Byron Buxton
GMA-MS Miguel Sano
Relic
GQR-TH Torii Hunter
Jumbo Relic
GJR-TH Torii Hunter
Original Art Patch
OAP-BB Byron Buxton

Not much to find this year, I like it. Since it started being printed in 2011, GQ has been one of my favorite fun rips. I wish they’d tone down the mini parallels – leave that for Allen & Ginter. This year though, they seem to have abided by that with only three stated parallels. They’re still printing Harmon Killebrew cards, which while he’s a legendary power hitting figure, I’m surprised he’s still included after his passing in 2011. They autos and relics aren’t necessarily surprising as Buxton and Sano have helped plank the Twins hits since they came into the league in 2009 and 2013 respectively. Torii Hunter’s relics though are a bit surprising with his retirement last October. I guess this is his Derek Jeter-esque last hurrah… Overall I’d love to bust a box, but as always the team set will be easier to complete on the bay. Cheaper too.

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