Opening Day could easily fit into both our fun cards and trading cards categories, but for the purpose of this review, we will classify Opening Day as fun cards. Opening Day can be found in many different retail configurations. We opened a complete box that contained 36 packs with 7 cards per pack. There are autographs to be found in Opening Day, but they are rare to find.
Here is a look at some of the cards we pulled.
Justin Verlander, front and back
Albert Pujols, Clayton Kershaw, David Ortiz
Eric Hosmer, Evan Longoria, Ichiro
Jose Bautista, Mariano Rivera, Matt Holliday
Matt Kemp, Miguel Cabrera, Mike Stanton
Roy Halladay, Ryan Braun, Tim Lincecum
Blue Border Base Set Parallels #/2012
Drew Pomeranz, Carlos Ruiz
Heath Bell, Justin Morneau
Superstar Celebrations Inserts
David Wright, Eric Hosmer
Ian Kinsler, J.J. Putz
Jacoby Ellsbury, Ryan Braun
Ryan Zimmerman, Troy Tulowitzki
Billy The Marlin, Dinger
Fredbird, Mr. Met, Paws
Pirate Parrot, Rangers Captain, Raymond
Elite Skills Player Inserts
Carlos Gonzalez, Elvis Andrus, Jacoby Ellsbury
Jered Weaver, Jose Reyes, Mark Teixeira
Mike Stanton, Ryan Zimmerman, Yadier Molina
Opening Day Stars 3D Inserts
Clayton Kershaw, David Wright
Dustin Pedroia, Hanely Ramirez, Roy Halladay
Fantasy Squad Inserts
Brian McCann, David Wright, Evan Longoria
Hanley Ramirez, Ian Kinsler, Jose Reyes
Starlin Castro, Troy Tulowitzki, Victor Martinez
This year's design is solid and the Opening Day logo actually enhances the look. The insert are fun. Love the Mascot Cards and Opening Day Stars 3D Inserts.
Quality and Variety of Players
The Opening Day base set is a third of the size of its big brother Series 1 & 2 at 220 cards, so you are getting the best of the best.
Are these cards fun?
They are lots of fun. The Opening Day Stars, Mascots, Fantasy Squad and Elite Skills Player Inserts will provide a lot of enjoyment.
Will you want to collect them all?
At only 220 base cards, the set is easy enough to obtain making this a highly desirable product for budding set builders.
4 1/2 out of 52012 Topps Opening Day Baseball is a great for young set builders.
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