Just like Opening Day in 2020 for the baseball season, I am behind on my Opening Day of the Topps Opening Day product breakdown for you. That's a lot of Opening Day words used that I wouldn't dare ask you to say five times fast or should I? Let me know how that goes if you do.
As for this box break, it's better late than never.
This product released back in March, back when things were starting to take a turn for the worse, and is still somewhat popular now. It's also one of the cheaper hobby offerings out there right now as supply and demand in the hobby has taken over and driving hobby box prices to outer space or in coffee terms, prices at Starbucks.
It has been a few months since I have opened any baseball hobby product, so I couldn't wait to dig in.
*takes a sip, begins to rip*
*takes a sip of coffee*
The base card set consists of 200 cards. It uses the same design/photography of flagship Topps just a condensed checklist. The only other difference is the Opening Day logo in the bottom corner.
Where did Vlad go...
*takes another sip, begins to think about breakfast*
Parallel offerings in Opening Day are small, which isn't a bad thing. The following parallels can be found in this product, Red Foil (Target), Purple Foil (Meijer), Blue Foil, OD Black Foil 1/1, and Printing Plates 1/1.
These Opening Day blue foils fall 1:12 packs. I got excited to see a Bellinger.
There are multiple insert offerings in Opening Day with many in every box to find.
Spring Has Sprung falls 1:7 packs and has 25 cards to collect. The checklist features players from the past, from today and rookies.
Then I found this card backwards in the pack...
*was excited to find the Tatis Jr, but was surprised to pull first ever hit from Opening Day*
*a bagel with veggie cream cheese it is. toasts bagel, refills coffee and gets ready to close out this post*
The Cabrera relic hit and Tatis Jr short print were nice surprises and I was happy to also add some rookie cards I needed and a Judge and Gleyber for the PC. One of my favorite inserts in here are the Opening Day cards with it's photography and the parallels used in Opening Day are sometimes, including this years, better than flagships.
I know for the most part this product is aimed at the kids, but I think it's a fun break with surprises within. I also know plenty of adults who enjoy this one as much as I do. Or maybe we are just adult/kids. Either way, go give this one a try.
Ratings (ratings based on 1-5 🍵)
Hits 🍵🍵🍵 (most of the times, 9/10, this is non applicable)
Price 🍵🍵(based on today's values. If release time value this is a five cupper)
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