2013 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Glove Stories’ Subset – Manny Machado
Topps’ Gypsy Queen brand offers up some pretty sweet 10-card subsets that feature intense action.
One of my favorite parts about the GQ subsets is that they don’t simply throw in the top players – they truly find incredible images regardless of the player’s star power. What this does is introduce us to other talents that perform at high levels while also allowing for players that are not always in the spotlight a chance to shine for a bit.
The ‘Glove Stories’ set primarily features outfielders with 8 cards, and has 2 infielder cards as well.
This is the Manny Machado card from the set:
Manny Machado is one of just two infielders in this Glove Stories set. Derek Jeter is the other.
Manny Machado won his first Gold Glove in 2013, his first full-time season in the major leagues.
The play captured on this card was from a game played between the Orioles and their divisional rivals, the Tampa Bay Rays. In the ninth inning of the game, and with the score tied 2-2, Machado bare-handed a soft roller and faked a throw to first then pivoted and threw to third base securing the out for Baltimore. The O’s would go on to win the game 3-2, with the defense of Machado leading the team to victory.