Tag Archives: Topps

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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Topps Baseball Archives 2013 Box Break

I have made no secret of the fact that the 2012 Topps Archives set is what got me back into the hobby, it was a fun throw back to my childhood with some modern touches like autographs and inserts. The new 2013 set was released last week and I splurged on TWO sealed hobby boxes to break with my seven year old son Lucas. The poor little guy had two teeth pulled today at the dentist so as a reward for being super good during the process we broke the first box and got some good stuff.

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