Gypsy Queen was my siren last year (2011). It drew me in with the subtle game of playing hard-to-get. The packs flirted with me at Fanfest, tantalizing me with the $10 price tag. Then, they came into startling vision at my local Target, singing unto me their glorious contents. I caved and was pulled in, forever smitten by the Gypsy Queen. Would the 2012 version be so rewarding and alluring?
The thing I like best about the Gypsy Queen base set is the retired players sprinkled throughout with the strange photo filter they use. It doesn't work all the time, but there are enough times where one can say it makes a spectacular card. The design is certainly ornate.
And here are more minis: a Nick Swisher black border mini, a future NL MVP mini, and a legendary mini.
How was this foray into the land of the Gypsy Queen and was I able to weave its way out from the entangling spell cast by yesteryear? Well, after this, I got a hobby box (to be posted at some later date), but have decided to not cast the line for master set completion. Crisis averted; I can wander free without the siren song for 2012.