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like the Gypsy Queen Ruth 40 28.37%
don't like the Gypsy Queen Ruth 61 43.26%
don't really care either way 40 28.37%
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:11 PM
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Default Babe Ruth Gypsy Queen- Topps

Taken only for what it is, and forget about the asking price, do you like this card?
I should state that the question is pertaining only to the way it looks, not the manufactured rarity aspect of it or anything else. (I have no affiliation with the seller whatsoever)



http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-10-BABE-RU...item41693a5279





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Old 09-17-2012, 08:18 PM
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voted don't like only because Ruth didn't pertain to that era and it is kind of a crappy picture to boot. May also be the scan
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Once I dismiss the intentional manipulation of the number of copies printed to create value, yes, I do find the image of Babe and the overall style of the card to be well done.

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Old 09-17-2012, 08:34 PM
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Not a big fan of that image...really a poor representation/execution of the Bambino...there's got to be a better way to spend $250...
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I like it, for what it is....I sure wouldn't pay that kind of money for a modern card though.....to each their own.

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I don't care for the image and why is it a Gypsy Queen. Weird combo.
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Card has weak eye appeal. I'm guessing they were trying to go for a lithograph appearance, but they overdid it. It has the effect of making the Babe look older and ragged in that image.
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I voted - don't care.

I like the idea. I think this sort of thing can help promote the vintage card hobby. This particular example does not have a ton of eye-appeal to me. Execution could have been better. Not terrible, but not great.
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I don't like that Yankees is in italics.
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I voted that I like the GQ Ruth, but I don't like this leather variation. It gives it that canvas look that ruins the photo. This one is much better:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2012-Topps-G...item337c263fed
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I agree Matt, the one in the link you posted is better looking to me as well.

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I think it would have a better look if it were in black and white the blue hat and socks stick out like a sore thumb.
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I like the original but I like the one Matthew posted even more. And I agree, the thought didn't escape me on it potentially helping the pre-war hobby. I like almost anything that will help folks get excited about our hobby.
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Default I like it.

I really like the Gypsy Queen minis. I have several of the Cincinnati Reds cards from this set, including a handful of autographs.

I like the Ruth image and those Mini Leather cards have a really cool texture to them.
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It would be a lot better if it had some saw dust from a game-used bat or something . . .
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I kind of like the way it looks, I've always liked the grittier pictures on baseball cards, hell on anything for that matter.
Defiently wouldn't fork out 250 for it though.
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I think I would have liked it more if the colors were the same as the originals...

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Interesting thread. Does anyone with a VCP account have some completed auction realized prices to share for this Ruth and any of the other Pre-war HOFers /10 in that Gypsy Queen mini leather set? It would be nice to know what the market values these cards. Thanks.
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Interesting numbers. I wonder if the card being polled were the one Matthew showed later in this thread, would the numbers be materially different?
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I like some new cards with vintage players, but I had to vote against the OP card. It just didn't grab me at all.
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Since I do collect those leather minis, I obviously voted "like."

I do happen to have that Babe Ruth leather mini #ed 01/10. Overpaid $150 for it but passion made me do it.

Actually, there's another Babe Ruth card in the set...the Boston version which has a cooler image:



By the way, this set of 350 leather minis happen to be my final collecting project (although, I'm very tempted to go after next year's Gypsy Queen wood minis #ed to 5) and managed to get 156 out of 350 to date...all numbered either 01/10 or 10/10. Just something I really enjoy collecting.

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