Thursday, April 17, 2014

2014 Gypsy Queen Baseball - The Dodger Rarities

This is my last post featuring Dodger cards that can be found in packs of 2014 Gypsy Queen.  See my previous post on this set here.  Below are the scarce insert Dodger cards.

Clear Mini cards are all "1 of 1's," and 8 Dodger players are available.  Below is a checklist of Dodger players available.  I also have photos of the Sandy Koufax Clear Mini card.  As you can see, the background of the Koufax photo is clear.

Clear Mini Base Cards

  • #105 Hanley Ramirez
  • #243 Matt Kemp
  • #244 Carl Crawford
  • #250 Sandy Koufax
  • #276 Duke Snider
  • #300 Clayton Kershaw
  • #314 Hyun-Jin Ryu
  • #350 Yasiel Puig
#250 Sandy Koufax

Below are the two Dodger Original Art Patch cards in the Gypsy Queen set.  Both cards were painted by noted Baseball artist Monty Sheldon.  He was kind enough to forward along photos of both of the cards to me.  Check out his Facebook page (here) for more great pics of his artwork.  Also, I shared an interview with him last year that you can check out here.

Original Art Patch Cards

#OAP-CK Clayton Kershaw                         #OAP-YP Yasiel Puig

The next group of insert cards are manufactured patch Hometown Flag cards.  They are numbered to just 5 copies for each player, and 7 Dodger players are represented in the set.  Below is a checklist, and photos of the cards that have been found so far.

Hometown Flags

  • #GQHF-AG Adrian Gonzalez
  • #GQHF-CK Clayton Kershaw
  • #GQHF-HR Hanley Ramirez
  • #GQHF-HR Hyun-Jin Ryu
  • #GQHF-SK Sandy Koufax
  • #GQHF-YP Yasiel Puig
  • #GQHF-ZG Zack Greinke

#GQHF-HR Hyun-Jin Ryu

#GQHF-SK Sandy Koufax

#GQHF-YP Yasiel Puig

I love these relic cards with uniform buttons attached to them.  There are two Dodger players with Mini Button Cards.  Only the Puig card has surfaced, and it is currently available at auction, here.  The other card is of Zack Greinke (#GMB-ZG).

Mini Button Cards

#GMB-YP Yasiel Puig

Triple Button Cards

#TBC-KPR Puig, Kershaw & Ramirez

The next group of scarce insert cards are Mini Birth Year Penny cards.  The inserted penny has a print date that corresponds to the players year of birth.  Seven Dodger players have a card.  Below is a checklist, and photos of the cards that have been found so far.

Mini Birth Year Pennies

  • #GBY-AG Adrian Gonzalez
  • #GBY-CK Clayton Kershaw
  • #GBY-HR Hyun-Jin Ryu
  • #GBY-HR Hanley Ramirez
  • #GBY-Sandy Koufax
  • #GBY-YP Yasiel Puig
  • #GBY-ZG Zack Greinke

#GBY-CK Clayton Kershaw      #GBY-AG Adrian Gonzalez

#GBY-YP Yasiel Puig

Bat Barrels

#GQBB-HJR Hyun-Jin Ryu

#GQBB-HR Hanley Ramirez

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