Crinkly Chronicles: Part 1, GQ Frames

With Gypsy Queen, Version 2.0 on the horizon, I wanted to revisit my favorite insert set from 2011: The Year of My Return to card collecting.

This card is just spectacular, whether found in green or the arguably more sophisticated bronze.
Yes, the great framed paper sets. Whether the numbered bronze or the non-numbered green (found at retail outlets or maybe just Target, I can't recall), I loved them both. I still do and when Ted at Crinkly Wrappers recently mentioned he had some, I jumped on them.

He sent me five in total. I scanned four of them. Not shown is the green Stephen Strasburg.

Here are the others he did send.

A great addition of a player I collect.

They're just sweet looking cards and I hope to continue adding these as time marches on. If you have any extras, let me know. Thanks.

Here are the paper frames that I already own. Anything not listed here, I need.

13 Joey Votto
14 Brooks Robinson
20 Andre Dawson
22 Barry Larkin
27 Roy Oswalt 
28 Tony Gwynn
37 Ryan Braun
50 Al Kaline
54 Frank Thomas
55 Evan Longoria
58 Dale Murphy
68 Gary Carter

4 Jackie Robinson
11 Zack Greinke
13 Joey Votto
20 Andre Dawson
25 Mel Ott
29 Ty Cobb
31 Joe Mauer
32 Carl Crawford
37 Ryan Braun
50 Al Kaline
53 Jimmie Foxx
60 Rogers Hornsby
67 Dave Winfield
68 Gary Carter
74 Tom Seaver
80 Stephen Strasburg
81 Nelson Cruz
82 Starlin Castro
85 Frank Robinson
86 Prince Fielder
91 Josh Johnson 
97 Stan Musial
98 Aroldis Chapman

Meanwhile, while I'm on the subject, here are my needs from the GQ set:

Gypsy Queen Wants
6 Frank Robinson
34 Sandy Koufax
38 Walter Johnson
60 Rogers Hornsby
64 Josh Hamilton
76 Felix Hernandez
79 Andrew McCutchen
87 Clayton Kershaw
90 Derek Jeter
92 Mariano Rivera
94 Buster Posey
135 Ryan Dempster
162 Cliff Lee
166 Gordon Beckham
168 Alex Gordon
172 Ryan Zimmerman
237 Roy Campanella
243 Jim Thome

247 Matt Garza
249 Jacoby Ellsbury
301 Alfonso Soriano
302 Brian McCann
303 Johnny Mize
306 Tommy Hanson
315 Jered Weaver
316 Lou Gehrig
317 Justin Upton
318 Hank Aaron
324 Jay Bruce
328 Brett Anderson 

329 Ian Kennedy 

331 Greg Halman RC
333 Travis Wood
335 Freddie Freeman RC

336 Domonic Brown

GO4 Brooks Robinson
GO6 Frank Robinson
GO9 Jim Palmer
GO13 Lou Gehrig
GO15 Mickey Mantle
GO17 Pee Wee
GO19 Rogers Hornsby
GO23 Tris Speaker
GO28 Babe Ruth
GO30 Nolan Ryan

FS14 Matt Latos
FS18 Aroldis Champman

HH1 Babe Ruth
HH17 Frank Robinson
HH18 Jimmie Foxx
HH20 Johnny Bench
HH23 Mickey Mantle
HH25 Tris Speaker

Ted sent cards hitting needs from various lists and I'll feature more in an upcoming post. Thanks again for the trade, Mr. Wrappers.


  1. That Dawson makes me sad that I didn't collect any GQ last year.


  2. Potch.. I have the Bronze Tris Speaker for you. Send me a quick email, I just need to confirm your address, because I have a few other cards for you as well..

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