2011 Gypsy Queen Venezuelan Stamp Jose Tabata /10
I usually stay away from the odd cards from Gypsy Queen such as these and the coin cards, but sometimes the price is just too good. I'm also continuing my impromptu Yankee tie in as Tabata was drafted by the Yankees and then traded as part of the Xavier Nady deal. I showed off a Cole card yesterday as he was originally drafted by the Yankees. Tabata had a great opportunity to secure a long term spot in the Pirates outfield, but struggled staying healthy and contributing on an everyday basis. It looks like as long as he is a Pirate he will be a 4th outfielder. Tabata is still very young so he may be an attractive buy low trade target.
At the very least this card is a neat conversation piece. One of my good friends is from Venezuela so he often asks me how Tabata is doing. I've given him autos of Venezuelan born players as gifts before so I may just give him this card as he would probably appreciate it more. Anybody ever pull any of the stamp or coin cards before? If you recall I pulled the Allen Craig coin out of 2013 Gypsy Queen. I don't really like selling cards so I probably just hold onto to that one until one of my Cardinal blogging friends pulls a good Pirate card.
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