Friday, April 17, 2015

2015 Topps Gypsy Queen - The Dodger Base Cards

Released just a couple of days ago, here is a look at all of the Dodger base cards found in 2015 Gypsy Queen.  Go here for a complete checklist.

There is something about how they manipulate the photos for this set that I really love.  Features on players that are usually glossed over are accentuated, and any photoshopping that's done (like to the Kendrick card) looks seamless.  As you may know, it's based on an 19th century tobacco card set, so they go all out in giving it an old-timey feel.

My main complaint, though, is the photo selections for both Jackie Robinson and Sandy Koufax.  For whatever reason Topps continues to use the same old photos for them in every set they are a part of, and it's getting boring as heck.  And how many times do we have to see Clayton Kershaw show us the ball?  That photo has been used so many times since it debut in Allen & Ginter several years ago.  Ryu showing us the ball, on the other hand, is something I can appreciate.

Next week I'll have pics of the variations, inserts, autograph and relic cards.  So stay tuned.

#3 Joc Pederson                                 #13 Zack Greinke

#36 Don Sutton                                   #62 Kenley Jansen

#111 Adrian Gonzalez                           #119 Clayton Kershaw

#160 Hyun-Jin Ryu                                       #176 Yasiel Puig

#230 Howie Kendrick

Short-Printed Base

#301 Jackie Robinson                                 #303 Duke Snider

#306 Sandy Koufax                            #323 Fernando Valenzuela

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