2013 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Glove Stories’ Subset – Jon Jay
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 Jon Jay card from the set:
Great plays are always amplified during the playoffs as each out has more meaning than that of one during a regular season contest. And that is why this catch by Cardinals’ outfielder Jon Jay is still highly regarded today.
The catch came in Game 2 of the NLDS in 2012 MLB playoffs where the Cardinals and Nationals battled for a chance to play for the National League Championship. Jay made this catch off the bat of Danny Espinosa ensuring that no runs would be scored off this hit!!