As in past years, Opening Day essentially mimics Topps Series 1 & 2 for base card design, but then offers a lot of great inserts. At its low price point, Opening Day is a bargain that always seems to hit its mark. While it might skew towards younger collectors, there is still enough here for experienced collectors. 2013 Topps Opening Day Baseball is a lot of fun and perfect for set building.
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.
Yu Darvish, front and back
Mariano Rivera, Stephen Strasburg
Ian Kinsler, Miguel Cabrera
Mike Trout, Evan Longoria
Jose Reyes, Justin Verlander
David Freese, Clayton Kershaw
David Wright, Jason Heyward, Jimmy Rollins
Josh Hamilton, Derek Jeter, Brandon Phillips
Joe Mauer, Dylan Bundy, Matt Kemp
Manny Machado, David Ortiz, Yoenis Cespedes
Albert Pujols, Trevor Bauer, David Price
Bryce Harper, Cliff Lee, Jose Bautista
Andrew McCutchen, R.A. Dickey, Starlin Castro
Buster Posey, Jurickson Profar, Prince Fielder
Blue Border Parallels #/2013
Jordan Zimmerman. Carlos Ruiz
Roy Halladay, Jon Lester
Miguel Cabrera, Stephen Strasbrug
David Ortiz, Buster Posey
Alfonso Soriano, Chase Headley
Josh Willingham, Justin Morneau
Prince Fielder, Billy Butler
Swingin Friar, Bernie Brewer
Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox
Alex Gordon, Carlos Ruiz
Alex Rodriguez, Matt Kemp
Bryce Harper, Dustin Pedroia
Jurickson Profar, Aaron Hill
David Price, Darwin Barney
Elvis Andrus, Alfonso Soriano, Brandon Phillips
Opening Day Stars 3D Cards.
Bryce Harper, Matt Kemp
R.A. Dickey, Evan Longoria
Joe Mauer, Andrew McCutchen, Ryan Braun
This year's design is solid and the Opening Day logo is a nice comliment to the overall look. The inserts are fun and well designed. Love the Mascot, Ballpark Fun and Opening Day Stars 3D Cards.
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 amps up the fun factor, which is great for kids but also reminds seasoned collectors that trading cards are supposed to be fun.
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. The inserts are compelling enough to want to obtain them all too.
5 out of 5
2013 Topps Opening Day Baseball is great for young set builders and a lot of fun too.
Review box provided by Topps
Review box provided by Topps