Feast your eyes on this!
Just prior to the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago Topps announced an extra promotional giveaway – this exclusive 2013 Gypsy Queen Yasiel Puig RC! And while there are dozens of promo cards given away over the course of the Convention, this was the one that pretty much everyone was after.
Topps produced only 500 copies and gave away 100 each day to those who opened a box of 2013 Topps Tribute World Baseball Classic Edition at their booth, and given its popularity, coupled with its relative scarcity, the GQ Puig’s were quick to disappear.
There has been some controversy around the distribution of these particular cards as large numbers appear to have gone to the dealers who were already in the Convention halls, obtained before the doors were opened to the collecting public! Some of these dealers had already got these cards listed and sold on eBay before the end of the first day.
And now, only days after the NSCC has closed its doors for this year, you can expect to pay upwards of $50 for the pleasure of owning this Puig rookie (and I’ve even spotted one listed at $99.95 Buy It Now!!).
So is this card for you? No doubt you’d love to own it but just how far would you go and how much would you spend for the privilege? Sure, there’ll be a few more Puig rookies out before the end of the year, some rarer and more desirable than others, but if you’ve embarked on putting together a Yasiel Puig PC together then I’m already feeling your pain! Good luck with that!
Personally I’ll just wait for the Bowman Chrome to come along!