When it comes to error cards, the reverse negative is a one of the most famous. Could the 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen variation short prints be taking a page from hobby history?
2014 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball Reverse Image Variations take an image and flip it. While some of the pictures are merely backwards versions of the base card, others have entirely different poses and backgrounds. The best way to spot them is by looking for some writing, usually on the jersey, that looks off.
The set has a total of 50 cards, which mix both veterans and retired players.
The first variation to surface from 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball was Mark McGwire. His jersey shows the telltale sign.
The reverse negative is nothing new. There have been several such cards in the past. The most popular came at the height of the hobby boom a quarter of a century ago. The 1989 Upper Deck Dale Murphy reverse negative is one of the most famous. A similar 1990 Donruss Juan Gonzalez is also memorable, although it's not nearly as pricey.
Besides basic variations, 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball has mini card variations. These photo variation cards are exclusive to hobby box bonus mini packs.
Here's the full checklist for the 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen variations. We'll add images of base and variants for side-by-side comparisons as they become available.
2014 Topps Gypsy Queen Reverse Image Variations Checklist
Click on the links to shop for specific cards on eBay. Please note that base images may use parallels for reference. The borders may be different, but the pictures are the same.
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2014 GYPSY QUEEN JOSE ABREU REVERSE NEGATIVE SP ROOKIE Gem Mint 1 1 Ebay
2014 Topps Gypsy Queen #175B Cal Ripken Jr. SP VARIATION RARE!!
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