Amid all of the complaining, I actually did purchase some new cardboard. After learning that Nelson Cruz would appear in a Rangers uniform for Gypsy Queen, I knew that I needed to grad his cards. I'm not sure how many more sets will have him featuring the red, white and blue.
The cards are all minis. I'm not a big fan - there size and shape make them difficult to store - but I picked them up anyway. First up, the black version, numbered 91/199:
Next, the red version, numbered 71/99:
I didn't pull any reds from our break, so I'm wondering if these are a retail-only parallel. Anyone know?
And lastly, the sepia parallel, numbered 7 of 50. Much closer to the brown side of the color spectrum this year.
So there it is, my first three cards in what seems like an eternity.