I really miss our Captain and hope he can return to action soon.
My worst fear is that he may encounter further difficulty and decide to hang up his spikes.....but I am optimistic that Jeter will make it back to give us a few more memories.
For now, I can certainly enjoy my Jeter cards and this is one of the more unique examples. Sure, I've got plenty of Gypsy Queen (particularly from last year) but this is a Sliding Stars insert - my favorite GQ insert set from last year and a clear second place behind this year's Collisions at the Plate set.
|This is how I look when I change a diaper|
The intrigue goes on, as this version of the card is a miniature version. It was a nice pull from the special hobby box topper of mini cards found within each box. Did Topps do the same thing this year? It was a nice boost to my boxes, when a boost was SERIOUSLY needed.
Here's a picture of the box topper mini....box:
|Exclusive! And yes, I kept the boxes..|
Gimmicky, yes.....but when you throw down for a hobby box of anything, you're entitled to some bells and whistles, in my opinion. You also deserve some solid progress towards a complete set.....and GQ did deliver there. Back to Jeter.
Here's a look at the back:
|I really like the design and layout of the GQ backs. Seriously.|
Isn't that 3rd base he's sliding into, based on the front photo? I'm pretty sure it is, judging by the marking on the OF wall.......the write-up of the specific stolen base story (I love it when cards pertain to a specific event!) refers to Derek stealing second base.
Oh well. Still a sweet card for my Yankees collection!
Thanks for reading!