Thursday, March 11, 2010

Card-Ola: 2010 Topps Opening Day

One box of 2010 Topps Opening Day (provided by Topps)
36 packs per box, 7 cards per pack

Part One

Part Two

The Pulls

Base Set:
168 of 220 (76.36%)
36 doubles
3 triples


9 Opening Day Edition Parallel (1:5, numbered to 2010): Ichiro, R. Dempster, J. Upton, N. Feliz, J. Willingham (X2), C. Carpenter, C. Hart, R. Howard


9 Mascots (26 cards, 1:4): Homer the Brave, Slider, Paws, Sluggerrr, Mr. Met, Stomper, Pirate Parrot, Swinging Friar, Rangers Captain
12 ToppsTown Stars (25 cars, 1:3): C. Jones, D. Ortiz, A. Soriano, J. Bruce, T. Tulowitzki, M. Cabrera, HanRam, H. Pence, Z. Greinke, ManRam, A. Pujols, A. Gonzalez
7 Opening Day Topps Attax Foil (25 cards, 1:6): Ichiro, M. Cabrera, E. Longoria, J. Mauer, M. Kemp, G. Sizemore, D. Wright
4 Superstar Celebration (10 cards, 1:9): R. Braun, Ichiro, R. Zimmerman, A. Ramirez
3 Where'd You Go, Bazooka Joe (10 cards, 1:9): M. Cabrera, E. Longoria, C. Jones


1 Opening Day Autograph (10 cards, 1:746): D. Span

The Review

What can I say about a product that has no reason to exist other than to fill MLB's 99-cent-pack product quota? The sole reason for Opening Day's return was that Topps increased the packs of Topps Attax to $1.99.

About the only thing cool is that the Phillie Phanatic has a card in this set.

Product Rating: 1 1/2 Gumsticks (out of five)


sruchris said...

Did you notice that Opening Day looks a lot like regular Topps?

On a serious note, here's what Topps should do if they want a successful opening day, $1/pack offering:

1) Wait until opening day (or shortly after) to release the set

2) Make a card of every opening day player (25 players x 30 teams = 750 total cards)

3) Have 4-5 insert sets with 1 insert per pack

4) Eliminate autos and relics (I would rather have more base or an insert than a scrub sticker auto)

5) Celebrate each player making the team with special numbering (1-25 Angels, 26-50 Astros, etc..), special 25-card team holders, making the positions more prominent (1st starting pitcher, 2nd starting pitcher, etc...)

Anonymous said...

They should just bring back Total. I miss Total.