I never planned on buying any Opening Day, but a trip to the LCS for supplies always leads to a few packs, this time it lead to a box. Seeing as a box of Opening Day goes for under $40, it really wasn't that much more than my usual few sample packs. I am glad I did buy this box because my Dad was around over the weekend and we opened it while watching the Sunday games. Pretty cool to open a box with the man that got me started collecting.
So here's what we pulled.
Base cards: My box gave me the complete 200 card set with 6 extras left over. As someone who started in the late 80's and collected in the early 90's, good collation is always nice to see. Same as base Topps but with a few cards that will probably end up in series 2. This Carlos Gonzalez really caught my eye with a nice sliding photo taken in AT&T Park.
I got pretty lucky with this box, a Kyle Schwarber photo variation, should more than pay for the box. This come out of one the packs that Dad opened, maybe a good luck charm.
My inserts had 8 Mascots, and deep down inside, we all love mascots.
6 Blue Foil parallels, which look really nice in person, I will be looking for more of these
7 Superstar Celebrations showing off some nice photographs
1 Bubble Trouble, 2 Opening Day Stars, 7 Alternate Reality, 7 Striking Distance and 7 Heavy Hitters round out the rest of the inserts, which are a whole lot of not much.
For the price it was a pretty fun break, way more fun that the few packs on Bowman Draft that I picked up along with it and am not going to bother scanning or mentioning again.
Dinger! I'm usually pretty lucky pulling the Dinger mascot card, but haven't seen it yet this year.ReplyDelete