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2016 Topps Opening Day Box Break

My son Lucas and I finally found time to open up the box of Opening Day 2016 that I bought on Wednesday and it was a solid box, maybe a few inserts better the statistically expected.

One of our favorite insert sets every year is the SuperStar Celebrations and this year continued the streak of great photography!

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We pulled two Opening Day Stars from the box including Bryant.

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You cannot have Opening Day with the Mascots!

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These are the opening day foil with the date of Opening Day printed above the logo. I thought that these would be numbered out of 2016 but they were not.

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It is a shame that the bubble blowing inserts are one per box, I would like to grab them all!

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I really like the idea of the Striking Distance inserts, they give us something to look for during the season. i may put all the cards into sheets and as they hit the milestones remove the cards so we can track it through the season.

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The Alternate Reality inserts feature teams alternate uniforms but I think the photos could have been chosen better to show off the uniforms.

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Everyone likes the power hitter, right? I would rather have had this insert series feature them either doing their homer trot or crossing home.

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Finally we pulled one of the printing plates which are inserts 1/3,000 odd packs, a nice little treat!

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Opening Day continues to be a fun break for very little money and should be a great way to get people into the hobby. If you are interested in watching the video break of this box you can watch it here:

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2016 Donruss Baseball Group Break Tonight

 Just a reminder that we will be doing a live group break of Donruss 2016 Baseball on YouTube tonight. 

Teams are $7 each including shipping, two or more teams is $6 each including shipping.

Email me at mjszewczyk@hotmail.com for the list of teams available. Watch live at 7pm EST on YouTube or the HD archive tomorrow morning.

My sons first box break – Topps Opening Day 2013

One of the things I discovered upon my return to the hobby after twenty years was the advent of box breaks. For a small amount you can “buy” all the cards of a certain team when a third party opens a sealed box, this has been a great way for me to get lots of new Indians cards, including some great inserts.

I watch the breaks with my son and he wanted to film his own video so I bought a blaster box of Topps 2013 Opening Day and let him break it. Its pretty damn cute and although he does not know all the team names he does a pretty good job of it. Oh, he also calls any insert card a relic, I know it is not correct but he is only seven after all. Enjoy.