I have yet to see any Gypsy Queens in my area. I'm not even sure there is going to be a retail release. I'm assuming there will be, but you know what they say about assuming. So while I was in Target yesterday, something else caught my eye. A fresh feeder box of 2011 Topps Attax. It's new, so I had to give it a try. I grabbed one pack.
Well, here they are. Quite a bit different than last year. They look even more like a gaming card this season as they have a little more info on the front in the bottom portion. They also have rounded corners. In fact, they remind me a lot of Pokemon cards.
I actually like the look of these with what I thought at first was a bright sunset on each card, but upon closer inspection looks more like a flaming wild pitch streaking behind the player. If you look closely you can see the crowd in the background, so it isn't sky after all. The Minute Maid Park card is actually a shiny foil, though it's hard to tell in the scan.
I do wish the bottom portion could be a little more transparent. I think the white takes away from the overall photo a bit too much, but hey, this is a game after all and I guess you need to be able to read the info. Anyway, I don't think I'll be buying too much of this, though I may grab a few for our player collections. So there you go. It's not gypsies, but it is new. Later.