2022 Topps Gypsy Queen Review And Checklist


But what is a Gypsy Queen? What’s the history of this set? How will it be released? What should you look for in packs? What will a box set you back? Oh yeah, what do they look like? We’ll answer these questions in the 2022 Topps Gypsy Queen review and checklist.

What Is The 2022 Topps Gypsy Queen Release Date?

2022 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball is scheduled for release on May 20, 2022

A Little (Ancient) History

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The original Gypsy Queen set was released by the Allen & Ginter Company in 1887. Cataloged in the American Card Catalog as N-175, the set is a classic of the pre-1900 baseball card era. The cards were 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, much smaller than modern cards. The set was made up of 183 cards, with many players, including the multiple early-baseball Hall of Famers, appearing on multiple cards.

These cards were blank-backed and unnumbered. As a result, PSA has graded only 36 cards from this set, with a straight PSA 7 being the highest rated.

Topps Brings Back Gypsy Queen

In 2011 Topps revived the Gypsy Queen brand. Between some late pre-release changes to the set size and hit rates and the overall impression that it was just “another Allen & Ginter” release, the original set ended up with low initial demand and thus a low print run. The low print run has made sealed materials strong sellers on the secondary market – when you can find them.

The popularity of the offering has since improved. Topps Gypsy Queen became a staple of their annual offerings, with the set returning every year. The set has evolved along with the hobby, with the set size, parallels, inserts, and autographs changing slightly over the years.

From a design perspective, while it varied from year to year, all paid homage to the original 1887 Gypsy Queen set.

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2022 Topps Gypsy Queen Design

With the 2022 release, Topps Gypsy Queen doesn’t look or feel as much like previous Gypsy Queen offerings. Instead, with a “cipher” that displays the player name (with only the first initial), team, and position and some metallic-looking flourishes, this set has a distinct “steampunk” feel to it.

The mix of the old fashion and the modern will produce strong opinions in collectors. Some collectors will like the steampunk vibe, while others will doubtlessly pine for the designs of prior sets.

2022 Topps Gypsy Queen Review And Checklist: Release Formats

Info is currently only available for hobby boxes, with 8 cards per pack and 24 packs per box. There are 10 boxes in a case. Other release formats may be announced before the release date.

Hobby Box

  • 24 packs
  • 8 cards per pack
  • 2 Autographs
  • 1 Gypsy Queen Chrome Box Topper Pack
  • 10 boxes per case
  • Hobby boxes are pre-selling at $139

Retail Box

  • 6 cards per pack
  • 24 packs per box
  • 8 boxes per case
  • Presells for $84.95

Blasters

  • 7 cards per pack
  • Same number of packs per box
  • 7 Retail Exclusive Green Parallels per box on average
  • Presells for $29.95

2022 Topps Gypsy Queen Review And Checklist: The Checklist

The 2022 Topps Gypsy Queen set contains 300 base cards. In addition, short prints are seeded 1:24 packs.

2022 Topps Gypsy Queen Parallels

The 2022 Topps Gypsy Queen set has several parallels, including Burnt Umber and Ruby Red Foil, new for 2022. Unfortunately, short prints only have Missing Nameplate, Blue, and Black parallel versions.

Look for a deeper dive on 2022 Topps Gypsy Queen parallels here on Cardlines soon.

2022 Topps Gypsy Queen Variations

2022 Topps Gypsy Queen has a variety of variations included. Standard Image Variations are hobby exclusives. Jackie Robinson Day Variations show players wearing #42 or commemorative patches on their uniforms.

One-of-one Black parallels can be found for these variations. In addition, autograph versions for some variations also have Black and White and Black parallels.

2022 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball Chrome Refractor Parallels

The Chrome parallel is for you if you like chrome with your steampunk! These are hobby-only and seeded at roughly 3 per box. Refractor and Autograph versions are also in the mix.

2022 Topps Gypsy Queen Inserts

2022 Topps Gypsy Queen introduces two new insert offerings. Crystal Gazing Die-Cuts (1:12 packs) are shaped like crystal balls and feature young players with bright futures.

Gypsy Gems Minis (1:6 packs) are foil cards featuring zodiac signs and player’s birthstones.

2022 Topps Gypsy Queen Autographs

Autographs are a big draw for all modern card releases, no exception. For example, 2022 Topps Gypsy Queen averages two autograph hits per hobby box.

Gypsy Queen Autographs, Gypsy Gems Mini Autographs, and Rookie Minis Autographs are returned from prior years. In addition, astrological Chrome Autographs (/99) add a splash of chrome to the autograph offering.

2022 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball Autograph Parallels

If pulling an autograph or a parallel is exciting, then pulling a parallel autograph is doubly so!

Gypsy Queen Autographs come in Indigo, Blue, hobby-only Black & White, and Black.

Gypsy Gems Mini Autographs and Rookie Mini Autographs have numbered Base, plus Black & White and Black variations.

Astrological Chrome Autographs come in Base SuperFractor.

More Amazing Pulls: Garments, Relics, and Lineups

Autographed Relics include Autograph Garments, Pull-Up Sock Autograph Relics, and Auto Patch Book cards.

Autograph Lineup Cards feature the player’s name cut from a lineup card.

2022 Topps Gypsy Queen Chrome Box Toppers

2022 Topps Gypsy Queen hobby boxes contain special box topper bonus packs containing three cards, including Chrome versions of the box toppers. Refractor parallels versions also exist.

2022 Topps Gypsy Queen Review And Checklist: Value

Gypsy Queen is not known for its high value. But is that assessment fair? Let’s look at how the recent boxes perform.

2018 Hobby Box $320
2019 Hobby Box $280
2020 Hobby Box $275
2021 Hobby Box $154

You won’t be making massive profits off a box of Gypsy Queen. However, it ages nicely. I always like to see a pattern of growing appreciation over the years. It means the brand itself has some value, aside from the rookies inside.

Singles

How do the higher value Gypsy Queen singles do?

2018 Shohei Ohtani auto rookie /25 (raw) $3,500
2012 Salvador Perez rookie auto $1,250
2021 Juan Soto auto patch book card $750
2019 Ronald Acuna 4th of July Variation $560

These are some of the highest valued recent sales I could find on Twitter. So, you won’t be making any life-changing amounts ripping Gypsy Queen. But you already knew that. However, your chances of making back the cost of the box are relatively generous.

A Word from the Diversity & Inclusion Office

I wanted to call out that the “Gypsy” in Gypsy Queen is a slang term for the Romani, a traditionally nomadic people who likely originated in India but spread across Europe and other parts of the world.

At its worst, the term was rejected by the Romani decades ago and had a long history as a racial slur.

Students of history will not find it shocking that a Gypsy Queen brand existed in 1887. However, in 2011, it was probably a bit questionable.

In 2022, society is slowly learning that your tradition does not trump someone else’s pain (see Cleveland Guardians fans and Indigenous Americans).

Earlier this year, we saw the “gypsy moth” was renamed the “spongy moth.”

In this context, it’s somewhat surprising to see this brand continuing to be trotted out there.

Bottomline Of The 2022 Topps Gypsy Queen Review And Checklist 

2022 Topps Gypsy Queen offers base cards with a “modern meets old school” design with a steampunk vibe and a dizzying array of parallels, inserts, autographs, and relic cards that will make ripping packs super exciting and potentially very lucrative.

With a history that stretches back 135 years, and a recent history that now spans a decade-plus, 2022 Topps Gypsy Queen is the next chapter. Fans and collectors are sure to enjoy this exciting new release.

Base Set Checklist

320 cards.

Parallels:

  • Missing Nameplate
  • Burnt Umber – /399
  • Indigo – /250
  • Turquoise – /199
  • Blue – /150
  • Mauve – /75
  • Black and White – /50 (hobby only)
  • Ruby Red Foil – /10
  • Black – 1/1

1 Hoy Park RC
2 Lewin Diaz
3 William Contreras
4 Wilmer Flores
5 Luke Williams RC
6 Aaron Judge
7 Leody Taveras
8 Christian Vazquez
9 Giancarlo Stanton
10 Edward Olivares
11 Dane Dunning
12 Will Smith
13 Byron Buxton
14 Yadier Molina
15 J.D. Martinez
16 Cristian Javier
17 Vidal Brujan RC
18 Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
19 Nick Castellanos
20 Adalberto Mondesi
21 Zach Plesac
22 Xander Bogaerts
23 Charlie Blackmon
24 Drew Rasmussen
25 Ian Anderson

26 Clarke Schmidt
27 Eric Hosmer
28 Enrique Hernandez
29 Dustin May
30 Oneil Cruz RC
31 Kyle Wright
32 Josh Bell
33 Stuart Fairchild RC
34 Jonathan India
35 Bryan De La Cruz RC
36 Ozzie Albies
37 Jazz Chisholm Jr.
38 Trent Grisham
39 Shohei Ohtani
40 Didi Gregorius
41 Dansby Swanson
42 Brandon Lowe
43 Brian Anderson
44 Spencer Strider RC
45 Blake Snell
46 Michael Brantley
47 Alejandro Kirk
48 Justin Verlander
49 Aaron Ashby RC
50 Greg Deichmann RC

51 Devin Williams
52 Josh Lowe RC
53 Eddie Rosario
54 Rougned Odor
55 Jake Burger RC
56 Stephen Strasburg
57 Jo Adell
58 Ke’Bryan Hayes
59 Gio Urshela
60 Lars Nootbaar RC
61 Alek Manoah
62 Jose Barrero
63 Max Scherzer
64 Daz Cameron
65 Zach McKinstry
66 Connor Wong RC
67 Lucas Giolito
68 Ronald Acuña Jr.
69 Andrew McCutchen
70 Luke Voit
71 Jarred Kelenic
72 Mike Trout
73 Eduardo Escobar
74 Jesus Sanchez
75 Trea Turner

76 Mike Yastrzemski
77 Justin Upton
78 Hyun Jin Ryu
79 Randy Arozarena
80 Cody Bellinger
81 Jared Walsh
82 Joc Pederson
83 Sean Murphy
84 Triston McKenzie
85 Miguel Yajure
86 Manny Machado
87 Luis Castillo
88 Shane Bieber
89 Jean Segura
90 Ha-Seong Kim
91 Shane Baz RC
92 Alejo Lopez RC
93 Rafael Devers
94 Luis Campusano
95 Lance Lynn
96 Mike Clevinger
97 Adam Duvall
98 Matt Olson
99 Aroldis Chapman
100 Michael Conforto

101 Max Muncy
102 Jose Berrios
103 Adolis Garcia
104 Jackson Kowar RC
105 Carlos Correa
106 Carlos Santana
107 Joe Ryan RC
108 Garrett Crochet
109 Andrew Young
110 Kyle Schwarber
111 Paul DeJong
112 Pavin Smith
113 Clint Frazier
114 Trevor Story
115 Gerrit Cole
116 Javier Baez
117 Marcus Stroman
118 Logan Gilbert
119 Franmil Reyes
120 Whit Merrifield
121 Evan Longoria
122 Corey Seager
123 Kyle Lewis
124 Austin Meadows
125 Mike Moustakas

126 Jackie Bradley Jr.
127 Anderson Tejeda
128 Spencer Howard
129 Ryan Weathers
130 Jacob deGrom
131 Kevin Gausman
132 Bo Bichette
133 Edwin Diaz
134 Seth Beer RC
135 Cavan Biggio
136 Max Kepler
137 Cristian Pache
138 Clayton Kershaw
139 Brent Rooker
140 Tyler Stephenson
141 Sonny Gray
142 Brandon Nimmo
143 Freddie Freeman
144 DJ LeMahieu
145 Chris Paddack
146 Josh Donaldson
147 Carlos Carrasco
148 Jake Cronenworth
149 Wil Myers
150 Pablo Lopez

151 Miguel Cabrera
152 Edward Cabrera RC
153 Christian Yelich
154 Joey Votto
155 Jose Abreu
156 Andrew Benintendi
157 Chris Sale
158 Yoan Moncada
159 Santiago Espinal
160 Anthony Rizzo
161 Bobby Dalbec
162 Luis Arraez
163 Eloy Jimenez
164 Josiah Gray RC
165 Isaac Paredes
166 Keston Hiura
167 Starling Marte
168 Nate Pearson
169 Travis d’Arnaud
170 Gleyber Torres
171 Casey Mize
172 Alex Verdugo
173 Ryan Vilade RC
174 Luis Robert
175 Tyler Glasnow

176 Adam Frazier
177 Corbin Burnes
178 Alex Bregman
179 Sam Huff
180 Andrew Vaughn
181 Curtis Terry RC
182 Dean Kremer
183 Walker Buehler
184 Salvador Perez
185 Cal Raleigh RC
186 Marco Gonzales
187 Nelson Cruz
188 Ryan Mountcastle
189 Hyun-Jin Ryu
190 Cedric Mullins
191 Willy Adames
192 Rhys Hoskins
193 Austin Hays
194 Josh Hader
195 Eugenio Suarez
196 Brailyn Marquez
197 Kyle Muller RC
198 Reid Detmers RC
199 Jorge Soler
200 Austin Riley

201 Nick Madrigal
202 Brett Gardner
203 Hans Crouse RC
204 Ji-man Choi
205 Brandon Crawford
206 Miguel Sano
207 Juan Soto
208 Francisco Lindor
209 Anthony Rendon
210 Tommy Pham
211 Pete Alonso
212 David Bote
213 Orlando Arcia
214 Mike Soroka
215 Luis Garcia
216 Taylor Trammell
217 Yordan Alvarez
218 George Springer
219 Dallas Keuchel
220 J.T. Realmuto
221 Jarren Duran RC
222 Brady Singer
223 Keibert Ruiz
224 Angel Zerpa RC
225 Luis Patiño

226 Geraldo Perdomo
227 Gary Sanchez
228 Corey Kluber
229 Evan White
230 Shane McClanahan
231 Jose Altuve
232 Deivi Garcia
233 Romy Gonzalez RC
234 Alex Kirilloff
235 Sherten Apostel
236 Daulton Varsho
237 Alec Bohm
238 Jurickson Profar
239 Tarik Skubal
240 Rodolfo Castro RC
241 Mitch Haniger
242 Aaron Nola
243 Jesus Luzardo
244 Jeff McNeil
245 Ketel Marte
246 Luis Gil RC
247 Otto Lopez RC
248 Joey Gallo
249 Kenta Maeda
250 Sixto Sanchez

251 Jose Ramirez
252 Marcus Semien
253 Matt Chapman
254 Justin Turner
255 Dominic Smith
256 Brandon Woodruff
257 Trey Mancini
258 Colton Welker RC
259 Gavin Sheets RC
260 Teoscar Hernandez
261 Brandon Marsh RC
262 Kyle Tucker
263 Yasmani Grandal
264 Kris Bryant
265 Ryan Jeffers
266 Amed Rosario
267 Fernando Tatis Jr.
268 Akil Baddoo
269 Mookie Betts
270 James Kaprielian
271 Sandy Alcantara
272 Bryce Harper
273 Jesse Winker
274 Paul Goldschmidt
275 Albert Pujols

276 Nathan Eovaldi
277 Zack Greinke
278 Joey Bart
279 Yuli Gurriel
280 Juan Yepez RC
281 Matt Manning RC
282 Matt Vierling RC
283 Willi Castro
284 Nolan Arenado
285 Yu Darvish
286 Tim Anderson
287 Patrick Corbin
288 Bryan Reynolds
289 Zack Wheeler
290 Jesus Aguilar
291 Dylan Carlson
292 Luis Frias RC
293 Andres Gimenez
294 Matt Carpenter
295 Jack Flaherty
296 Max Fried
297 Willson Contreras
298 Tanner Houck
299 Wander Franco (RC)
300 Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

Short Prints

Parallels:

  • Missing Nameplate
  • Blue – /150
  • Black – 1/1

301 Jackie Robinson
302 Babe Ruth
303 Stan Musial
304 Roberto Clemente
305 Honus Wagner
306 Ted Williams
307 Ty Cobb
308 Mike Piazza
309 Ken Griffey Jr.
310 Yogi Berra
311 Roy Campanella
312 Willie Mays
313 Roger Maris
314 Bo Jackson
315 Satchel Paige
316 Ichiro
317 Derek Jeter
318 Ernie Banks
319 Hank Aaron
320 Don Drysdale

Mike D

Mike D

Mike D. has collected cards since he bought his first pack of Topps at the corner store in 1987. He has long been fascinated by the Baseball Hall of Fame, and of course cards of Hall of Famers, present and future.


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