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hdjstuff
04-01-2012, 06:27 AM
2012 Topps Opening Day - M L B

36 Packs - 7 Cards per pack
"Look for Autographed Cards"

I received the following:
205 unique base cards - 93% of a set - EXCELLENT!!

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The base cards are printed on bright white stock and are glossy on the front and the reverse - no foil printing. Opening Day seems to feature the most popular players in major league ball today. The reverse of the cards has the players complete pro stats and a short piece on something other than baseball - for example, Ryan Braun - off season pursuits - ping pong - cool!

Inserts

No number?
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Carlos Lee
Don't really know if this is an error or an SP or an intentional 'error' - couldn't happen to a better player and I use the word 'player' in a very loose sense. I have been to many Astro spring games, for someone who is paid $18m for a year, the Astros are not getting their money's worth - by a long shot.

Blue Parallels and Mascot Cards

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6 Blue parallels #ed to 2012
9 Mascot cards

Fantasy Squad and Elite Skills Player

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9 Fantasy Squad
9 Elite Skills Player

Superstar Celebrations

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9 Superstar Celebrations

Opening Day Stars

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4 - 3-D Opening Day Stars

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Topps Opening Day is an excellent issue for the younger collector to get their feet wet with collecting. There are lots of star players, the set is not overwhelming in size, and the inserts - lots of inserts that should not be a great problem completing.

I really like the 3-D cards. They look good and 'feel' good. This is my favorite insert of the entire bunch. The Fantasy Squad cards also look very cool.

The Mascot cards are sure to be a favorite among the younger collectors as well. I'm not sure of the total number of mascot cards, but the total set could not exceed 30 - if I'm not mistaken. Several teams don't have mascots that I am aware of... Cubs, Yankees, Astros, and probably others.

Overall grade A excellent beginners set!

Go buy several boxes and send the Rays inserts and parallels to me!!

Duane

Meliah
04-01-2012, 01:18 PM
Great review, looks like a fun box:)

andrewcstein
04-01-2012, 02:22 PM
Nice review. I bought a box of this to open with my son, and it was a great value. My Carlos Lee had no card number either.

If you got any Mets blues, we'd be interested - didn't manage to pull any of those.

Thanks,
Andrew

hdjstuff
04-01-2012, 05:34 PM
Nice review. I bought a box of this to open with my son, and it was a great value. My Carlos Lee had no card number either.

If you got any Mets blues, we'd be interested - didn't manage to pull any of those.

Thanks,
Andrew

Sorry, no Mets blues, but I do have Mr. Met #7, Wright - Fantasy Squad, and Wright/Reyes - Superstar Celebration --- if you want them.

Duane

andrewcstein
04-01-2012, 07:44 PM
Sorry, no Mets blues, but I do have Mr. Met #7, Wright - Fantasy Squad, and Wright/Reyes - Superstar Celebration --- if you want them.

Duane


I could definitely use all of those. I don't have any doubles from this set, but if you need the Matt Moore base (RC) I have an extra. Or I can find you some other Rays.

hdjstuff
04-02-2012, 07:29 AM
The Matt Moore is more than sufficient.

Are you going to complete the set? If so, tell me what #'s you need and I'll include as many of those as I have.

Duane

andrewcstein
04-02-2012, 06:34 PM
The Matt Moore is more than sufficient.

Are you going to complete the set? If so, tell me what #'s you need and I'll include as many of those as I have.

Duane

Duane,
Yeah, that'd be great. We only need a few now:

1,63,87,102,175,214

Any help there would be great.

Thanks,
Andrew

hdjstuff
04-03-2012, 10:51 AM
Duane,
Yeah, that'd be great. We only need a few now:

1,63,87,102,175,214

Any help there would be great.

Thanks,
Andrew

Andrew,
I have them all. You are done with your set.

Should be in the mail in the next day or so.

Duane

tigerace14
04-03-2012, 11:14 AM
Those look like they would be fun to open ...not high dollar and maybe something to open with a niece or nephew, son, daughter, etc...

Thx again for the review, Duane.
Diane

andrewcstein
04-04-2012, 09:38 PM
Andrew,
I have them all. You are done with your set.

Should be in the mail in the next day or so.

Duane

Awesome! Thanks Duane.
Can you PM me your address so I can send you the Moore? Any other Rays you might want?

hdjstuff
04-05-2012, 10:49 AM
Awesome! Thanks Duane.
Can you PM me your address so I can send you the Moore? Any other Rays you might want?


Done

Duane