Tuesday, October 12, 2021

One down, two to go!

Over the weekend I was able to pick up one of the three remaining 2011 Gypsy Queen autographs that I need to complete the set. The Ryan Howard card is the only autograph in the set that isn't on card. I'm not a fan of the card and wouldn't have purchased it if not for the fact that it is part of the set and I don't want one card missing out of 44 cards that comprise this insert set. I had been on the fence as to whether or not I was going to chase the relic autographs from this set but finally decided not to pursue those cards. There are 20 cards in that insert set numbers to 25 copies each. Out of the 20 cards only 8 are autographs that wouldn't be duplicates from the 44 card autograph set (Brian McCann, Bernie Williams, Clayton Kershaw, Chase Utley, Ian Kinsler, Jay Bruce, Jonathan Papelbon and Miguel Cabrera). To me, it just wasn't worth it trying to acquire those cards. Besides, out of the two remaining autographs that I need to acquire from the 44 card set, they're the two most expensive cards in the set: Hank Aaron and Sandy Koufax. I'm still kicking myself for selling the Koufax a year ago. Maybe if I'm lucky I'll be able to have that set completed by the end of 2022.


  1. I don't envy you for having to be buying autos for those two guys right now.

    1. Yes it's going to be a budget buster Joe. I'm looking forward to acquiring them, just not paying for them :)