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2012 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball Mini Card Variations Guide

2012 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball Mini Card Variations Guide

2012 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball Mini Card Variations Guide 12012 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball is proving to be a challenge for set collectors. Part of that has to do with some differences between the base set and the mini cards. But there are also several 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen mini variations.

The 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen base set has 300 cards. There are also 50 additional variation short prints to bring the base set total up to 350 different cards. Still, all are numbered 1-300.

On the other hand, the mini cards are numbered 1-350, which is 50 more than the regular cards. The 50 base set variations are also featured in the minis. Adding to the challenge is another 41 variations that are exclusive to the minis. So if one was to build a master set of the minis, they'd have 441 total cards.

While this sounds a little daunting, it's not. Collectors will still have to rip lots of packs and to get the basic 350-card Gypsy Queen minis set, the 91 variations aren't too tough to find. They're found seven per hobby mini box topper. One additional mini variation is pack inserted in every 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen hobby and retail box.

Telling the variations from the regular cards still might be a little tricky to do without having them side-by-side. We'll try to help with this breakdown of 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball mini variations.

2012 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball Mini Variations

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1 Jesus Montero - Catcher’s Gear
2 Hunter Pence - Swinging Bat
6 Matt Moore - Ball Over Head
10 Roy Halladay - Fielding
16 Eric Hosmer - Fielding
22 Kevin Youkilis - White Jersey, Red Letters
26 Brian Wilson - Throwing, Ball Over Shoulder
30 Cole Hamels - Arm Block Mouth
34 Mark Trumbo - Dropping Bat
35 Jon Lester - Ball at Knees, Long Red Sleeve
39 Jaime Garcia - Ball at Waist, Red Scoreboard in Background
40 Ichiro - Fielding
41 Yadier Molina - Batting
42 Tommy Hanson - Facing Right
44 Matt Kemp - Holding Bat, Blue Seats in Background
45 Madison Bumgarner - Glove at Head, Facing Left
48 Jay Bruce - Batting
50 Miguel Cabrera - Batting
54 Mariano Rivera - Hand on Mouth
55 Matt Holliday - Dropping Bat, Running
60 Jacoby Ellsbury - At Bat
65 Alex Avila - Batting
67 Josh Hamilton - Catching
68 Alex Rodriguez - Running
71 Ian Kennedy - Green Fence in Background (Wide Shot)
76 Mike Napoli - Catcher’s Gear
80 Ryan Braun - Fielding
82 David Wright - Batting
83 Ryan Howard - Running
84 Freddie Freeman - Batting
85 Adam Jones - Batting
90 Mark Teixeira - Batting
98 Jason Heyward - Fielding
100 Derek Jeter - At Bat
101 Paul Konerko - Fielding
105 Pablo Sandoval - Batting
110 Jose Bautista - Batting
120 Mickey Mantle - Batting
135 Clayton Kershaw Glove at Chest, Mound Showing
138 Chris Carpenter - Knee Up, Glove Behind Leg
139 James Shields - Leg Up
140 Joe Mauer - Dark Jersey
141 Roy Oswalt - Glove Held Out, Scoreboard in Background
142 Carlos Gonzalez - Running
143 Dustin Pedroia - Dark Jersey
144 Andrew McCutchen - No Bat, Facing Right
145 Ian Kinsler - Getting Ready to Throw
147 Mike Stanton - Fielding
149 Ryan Zimmerman - Fielding
150 CC Sabathia - Pinstripe Jersey
152 Dan Uggla - Batting
153 Alex Gordon - Fielding
154 Victor Martinez - Bat Above Shoulder
155 Yovani Gallardo - Ball Above Head, Shows Full Front of Jersey
157 Nelson Cruz - Batting, Blue Jersey
170 Cliff Lee - Pinstripe Jersey
171 Jimmy Rollins - Batting
173 David Ortiz - Standing with Bat
179 Paul Goldschmidt - Red Jersey
181 Jeremy Hellickson - Arm Over Head
182 Buster Posey - Knee Up, Facing Right
184 Stephen Strasburg - Red Jersey
185 Lance Berkman - Batting
186 Josh Johnson - Ball at Knee
187 Brandon Beachy - Ball Behind Head, Facing Front
190 Robinson Cano - Pinstripes
197 David Freese - Fielding
200 Felix Hernandez - Grey Jersey
210 Justin Upton - Dropping Bat
220 Joey Votto - Bat Down, Green Press Area in Background
226 Johnny Bench - Before Swing (No Cameras in Background)
229 Ty Cobb - Kneeling
230 Evan Longoria - Batting
232 Joe DiMaggio - With Catcher (Wider Shot)
236 Lou Gehrig - Pinstripes
240 Tim Lincecum - Facing Front
248 Wade Boggs - With Stirrup on Back Foot
250 Ken Griffey Jr. - At Bat
252 Tony Gwynn - Tighter Shot (No Mark on Dugout by Front Leg)
258 Mike Schmidt - Batting
260 Curtis Granderson - Brick Wall in Background
270 Roberto Clemente - Batting
271 Jered Weaver - Profile (Looking to Side)
272 Craig Kimbrel - Glove at Waist, Standing
273 Starlin Castro - Fielding
285 Carlos Santana - Fielding, In Catcher's Gear
286 Chase Utley - Batting
287 Daniel Hudson -Body Twisted, Arms Out
289 Gio Gonzalez - Light Jersey
294 Reggie Jackson - White Jersey
296 Tom Seaver - Grey Jersey/Side View

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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.   His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

User Comments

Michael Morrison
Michael Morrison

There’s also a “black” version of these minis. I noticed it, and was confused whether it was an actual variation or not. The one example of Mauer featured above on this page, is the “regular” mini. I have a Jason Kipnis #64 thats a different color.

The border is a slightly darker tan. The decorative “frame” is black. On the back side, instead of being that weird reddish tan color for the text and decorative elements, its black instead.

Trey Treutel
Trey Treutel

This is a list of the photo variations for the minis. The mini Black version is a standard parallel and listed on the full checklist here – https://www.cardboardconnection.com/2012-topps-gypsy-queen-baseball

Paul Goldschmidt
Paul Goldschmidt

Other sites and ebay have the Goldschmidt mini SP as the red jersey, not the grey jersey. Is that right?

Ryan Cracknell
Ryan Cracknell

Paul Goldschmidt Correct.

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