2013 Topps Opening Day Baseball Cards

2013 Topps Opening Day Baseball Cards

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Set Checklist

2013 Topps Opening Day Baseball Set Checklist

Base Set Checklist

Featuring 220 cards.
PARALLEL CARDS: Purple, Blue Opening Day Edition #/2013, Printing Plates 1/1

1 Buster Posey
2 Ricky Romero
3 CC Sabathia
4 Matt Dominguez
5 Eric Hosmer
6 David Wright
7 Adrian Beltre
8 Ryan Braun
9 Mark Buehrle
10 Mat Latos
11 Hanley Ramirez
12 Aroldis Chapman
13 Carlos Beltran
14 Josh Willingham
15 Jim Johnson
16 Jesus Montero
17 John Axford
18 Jemile Weeks
19 Joey Votto
20 Jacoby Ellsbury
21 Yovani Gallardo
22 Felix Hernandez
23 Logan Morrison
24 Tommy Milone
25 Jonathan Papelbon
26 Howie Kendrick
27 Mike Trout
28 Prince Fielder
29 Bronson Arroyo
30 Jayson Werth
31 Jeremy Hellickson
32 Jered Weaver
33 Trevor Plouffe
34 Gerardo Parra
35 Justin Verlander
36 Tommy Hanson
37 Jurickson Profar
38 Albert Pujols
39 Heath Bell
40 Carlos Quentin
41 Dustin Pedroia
42 Jon Lester
43 Pedro Alvarez
44 Gio Gonzalez
45 Clayton Kershaw
46 Zack Greinke
47 Jake Peavy
48 Ike Davis
49 Grant Balfour
50 Bryce Harper
51 Elvis Andrus
52 Dylan Bundy
53 Addison Reed
54 Starlin Castro
55 Darwin Barney
56 Josh Hamilton
57 Cliff Lee
58 Chris Davis
59 Matt Harvey
60 Carl Crawford
61 Drew Hutchison
62 Jason Kubel
63 Jonathon Niese
64 Justin Masterson
65 Will Venable
66 Shin-Soo Choo
67 Marco Scutaro
68 Barry Zito
69 Brett Gardner
70 Danny Espinosa
71 Victor Martinez
72 Shelby Miller
73 Ryan Vogelsong
74 Jason Kipnis
75 Trevor Cahill
76 Adam Jones
77 Mark Trumbo
78 Hisashi Iwakuma
79 Tyler Colvin
80 Anthony Rizzo
81 Miguel Cabrera
82 Carlos Santana
83 Wilin Rosario
84 Yonder Alonso
85 Jeff Samardzija
86 Brandon League
87 Adrian Gonzalez
88 Edwin Encarnacion
89 Drew Stubbs
90 Nick Swisher
91 Adam Wainwright
92 Aramis Ramirez
93 Justin Upton
94 James Shields
95 Daniel Murphy
96 Jordan Zimmermann
97 Matt Cain
98 Paul Goldschmidt
99 Vernon Wells
100 Matt Kemp
101 Adeiny Hechavarria
102 Andrew McCutchen
103 Desmond Jennings
104 Tim Lincecum
105 James McDonald
106 Trevor Bauer
107 Lance Berkman
108 Hunter Pence
109 Ian Desmond
110 Corey Hart
111 Jean Segura
112 Chase Utley
113 Carlos Gonzalez
114 Mike Olt
115 B.J. Upton
116 Norichika Aoki
117 Michael Young
118 Max Scherzer
119 Angel Pagan
120 Alex Rodriguez
121 Nick Markakis
122 Aaron Hill
123 John Danks
124 Josh Reddick
125 Bartolo Colon
126 Todd Frazier
127 Edinson Volquez
128 A.J. Burnett
129 Sergio Romo
130 Chase Headley
131 Jose Reyes
132 David Freese
133 Billy Butler
134 Cameron Maybin
135 Josh Johnson
136 Ian Kennedy
137 Yoenis Cespedes
138 Joe Mauer
139 Mark Teixeira
140 Tyler Skaggs
141 Yadier Molina
142 Jarrod Parker
143 David Ortiz
144 Matt Holliday
145 Giancarlo Stanton
146 Alex Cobb
147 Ryan Zimmerman
148 Alex Rios
149 C.J. Wilson
150 Derek Jeter
151 Torii Hunter
152 Brian Wilson
153 Andre Ethier
154 Nelson Cruz
155 Brandon Crawford
156 Adam Dunn
157 Madison Bumgarner
158 J.J. Putz
159 Mike Moustakas
160 Johan Santana
161 Dan Uggla
162 Roy Halladay
163 Justin Morneau
164 Jose Altuve
165 Yu Darvish
166 Tyler Clippard
167 Starling Marte
168 Miguel Montero
169 Robinson Cano
170 Stephen Strasburg
171 Jarrod Saltalamacchia
172 Manny Machado
173 Zack Cozart
174 Kendrys Morales
175 Brandon Phillips
176 Mariano Rivera
177 Chris Sale
178 Ben Zobrist
179 Wade Miley
180 Jason Heyward
181 Neftali Feliz
182 Freddie Freeman
183 Fernando Rodney
184 Denard Span
185 Curtis Granderson
186 Paul Konerko
187 Huston Street
188 Coco Crisp
189 Austin Jackson
190 Chris Carpenter
191 Johnny Cueto
192 Josh Beckett
193 Alex Gordon
194 Rickie Weeks
195 Tim Hudson
196 Kyle Seager
197 Jhonny Peralta
198 Ryan Howard
199 Craig Kimbrel
200 Evan Longoria
201 Ervin Santana
202 Jason Motte
203 Daniel Hudson
204 Jay Bruce
205 Doug Fister
206 Cole Hamels
207 Jose Bautista
208 Jimmy Rollins
209 Drew Storen
210 Will Middlebrooks
211 Allen Craig
212 Pablo Sandoval
213 R.A. Dickey
214 Ian Kinsler
215 Ivan Nova
216 Kris Medlen
217 Carlos Ruiz
218 David Price
219 Troy Tulowitzki
220 Brett Lawrie
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Base Variations Set Checklist

1:617 packs
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1 Buster Posey
28 Prince Fielder
46 Zach Greinke
50 Bryce Harper
56 Josh Hamilton
90 Nick Swisher
93 Justin Upton
94 James Shields
97 Matt Cain
115 B.J. Upton
131 Jose Reyes
137 Yoenis Cespedes
151 Torii Hunter
212 Pablo Sandoval
213 R.A. Dickey
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Ballpark Fun Set Checklist

BF-1 Dustin Pedroia
BF-2 Josh Reddick
BF-3 Jay Bruce
BF-4 Prince Fielder
BF-5 Matt Kemp
BF-6 Adam Jones
BF-7 Manny Machado
BF-8 Johan Santana
BF-9 Bryce Harper
BF-10 Miguel Cabrera
BF-11 Evan Longoria
BF-12 David Ortiz
BF-13 Albert Pujols
BF-14 Jayson Werth
BF-15 Derek Jeter
BF-16 Elvis Andrus
BF-17 Aaron Hill
BF-18 Darwin Barney
BF-19 Brandon Phillips
BF-20 Alfonso Soriano
BF-21 Jurickson Profar
BF-22 David Price
BF-23 Aroldis Chapman
BF-24 Hanley Ramirez
BF-25 Coco Crisp
2013 Topps Opening Day Baseball Ballpark Fun Dustin Pedroia Image

Mascots Set Checklist

M-1 Mr. Met
M-2 Phillie Phanatic
M-3 Mariner Moose
M-4 Fredbird
M-5 Rangers Captain
M-6 Oakland Athletics
M-7 Screech
M-8 Bernie Brewer
M-9 Chicago White Sox
M-10 Swinging Friar
M-11 TC
M-12 Baltimore Orioles
M-13 Atlanta Braves
M-14 Raymond
M-15 Pirate Parrot
M-16 Orbit
M-17 Paws
M-18 Dinger
M-19 Toronto Blue Jays
M-20 Arizona Diamondbacks
M-21 Kansas City Royals
M-22 Wally the Green Monster
M-23 Gapper
M-24 Slider
2013 Topps Opening Day Baseball Mascots Mr. Met Image

Mascots Autographs Checklist

MA-1 Mr. Met™
MA-2 Phillie Phanatic™
MA-3 Mariner Moose™
MA-4 Fredbird
MA-5 Rangers Captain™
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Opening Day Autographs Set Checklist

Featuring 10 cards

ODA-BL Boone Logan
ODA-CG Craig Gentry
ODA-DC David Cooper
ODA-DW David Wright
ODA-HR Hanley Ramirez
ODA-ID Ike Davis
ODA-JT Justin Turner
ODA-JV Josh Vitters
ODA-RP Rick Porcello
ODA-WM Will Middlebrooks

Opening Day Stars 3-D Set Checklist

ODS-1 Prince Fielder
ODS-2 Justin Verlander
ODS-3 Miguel Cabrera
ODS-4 Buster Posey
ODS-5 Derek Jeter
ODS-6 Robinson Cano
ODS-7 Evan Longoria
ODS-8 David Ortiz
ODS-9 Joe Mauer
ODS-10 Albert Pujols
ODS-11 Mike Trout
ODS-12 Josh Hamilton
ODS-13 Yu Darvish
ODS-14 Felix Hernandez
ODS-15 David Wright
ODS-16 R.A. Dickey
ODS-17 Adrian Gonzalez
ODS-18 Cole Hamels
ODS-19 Bryce Harper
ODS-20 Stephen Strasburg
ODS-21 Joey Votto
ODS-22 Ryan Braun
ODS-23 Andrew McCutchen
ODS-24 Matt Kemp
ODS-25 Yadier Molina

Play Hard Set Checklist

PH-1 Buster Posey
PH-2 Bryce Harper
PH-3 Mike Trout
PH-4 Ian Kinsler
PH-5 Brett Lawrie
PH-6 Jason Heyward
PH-7 Dustin Pedroia
PH-8 Josh Reddick
PH-9 Starlin Castro
PH-10 Miguel Cabrera
PH-11 David Ortiz
PH-12 Joe Mauer
PH-13 Albert Pujols
PH-14 David Wright
PH-15 Andrew McCutchen
PH-16 Matt Kemp
PH-17 Jay Bruce
PH-18 Carlos Ruiz
PH-19 Prince Fielder
PH-20 Yadier Molina
PH-21 David Freese
PH-22 Paul Goldschmidt
PH-23 Hanley Ramirez
PH-24 Alex Rodriguez
PH-25 Alex Gordon
2013 Topps Opening Day Baseball Play Hard Mike Trout Image

Superstar Celebrations Set Checklist

SC-1 Matt Kemp
SC-2 Billy Butler
SC-3 Albert Pujols
SC-4 Joey Votto
SC-5 Giancarlo Stanton
SC-6 Adam Jones
SC-7 Josh Reddick
SC-8 Ryan Zimmerman
SC-9 Bryce Harper
SC-10 Joe Mauer
SC-11 Jayson Werth
SC-12 Justin Morneau
SC-13 Corey Hart
SC-14 Chipper Jones
SC-15 Felix Hernandez
SC-16 Mike Olt
SC-17 Chase Headley
SC-18 Josh Willingham
SC-19 Alfonso Soriano
SC-20 Prince Fielder
SC-21 Buster Posey
SC-22 Miguel Cabrera
SC-23 Mike Trout
SC-24 Justin Verlander
SC-25 David Ortiz
2013 Topps Opening Day Baseball Superstar Celebrations Adam Jones Image

Product Details

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2013 Topps Opening Day Baseball isn't about the hits. It's not about finding the white whale of your collection -- unless it's an autograph from the Philly Phanatic, Mr. Met or Mariner Moose.

Targeted at young collectors and those just looking for a fun, cheap break, 2013 Topps Opening Day has a straightforward base set and lots of inserts. While there are a few autographs, they're not the release's main focus. It's more of an old-fashioned experience for those not interested in high-end baseball cards.

The 2013 Topps Opening Day Baseball base set has 220 cards. This includes 75 players who aren't in 2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball. The design is very similar to the flagship set, although it will be instantly recognizable with the Opening Day logo. Opening Day Edition parallels come with a blue border. They are also numbered to 2013. The entire base set has four different one-of-one Press Plates as well.

Every pack includes one insert. Mascots return for another season with a 25-card set. Key moments from the 2012 season are captured in Superstar Celebration. Opening Day Stars is done in 3D. Play Hard showcases 25 players who show hustle and hard work on the field. Finally, Ballpark Fun is all about the excitement that can be found at the stadium.

Although not a major part of the release, there are signatures to be found in 2013 Topps Opening Day Baseball. Opening Day Autographs has a  ten-card checklist that includes David Wright and Hanley Ramirez. Other announced signers include Ike Davis, Boone Logan and Josh Vitters.

Several off-season transactions and post-season celebrations are featured on the base card variations.

Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the set are five Mascot Autographs. Yes, they're mascots. They don't hit home runs. The don't toss no-hitters. Heck, they are usually on the losing end of base races against three-year-old kids. For a lot of fans growing up, mascots are among the highlights of trips to the ballpark. Much like thousands of kids run around Disneyland everyday looking for signatures from Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, these cards should be seen as something fun for young collectors (and the young-at-heart). Mascot Autographs come from the Philly Phanatic (Phillies), Mariner Moose (Mariners), Mr. Met, Fredbird (Cardinals), Mr. Met (Mets) and Rangers Captain (Rangers).

2013 Topps Opening Day Baseball boxes have 36 packs of seven cards. They should cost about a dollar a pack.

Product Configuration: 36 packs per box, 7 cards per pack
Price Point: Low-End Baseball Card
Target Audience: Set Builders, Young Collectors, Collectors Looking for Fun Rip, Families

2013 Topps Opening Day Box Break

  • 36 Inserts
  • 252 Total Cards
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2013 Topps Opening Day Stars #ODS5 Derek Jeter BGS 10 PRISTINE "QUAD 10's"
$46.00
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2013 TOPPS OPENING DAY #164 JOSE ALTUVE "BLUE SPARKLE" 1734 2013 -HOUSTON ASTROS
$5.35
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2013 TOPPS OPENING DAY #135 JOSH JOHNSON "BLUE SPARKLE" 1431 2013 - BLUE JAYS
$5.35
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2013 Topps Opening Day Brian Wilson Giants #152 blue sparkle #'d 2008 2013
$5.00
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2013 Topps Chrome Update Jurickson Profar Gold Refractor RC # 250 + Opening Day
$25.00
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2013 Topps Opening Day Blue Foil SP Lot Verlander,Strasburg,Segura,Hudson
$6.99
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2013 Topps Opening Day Anthony Rizzo #80 PSA 10
$14.99
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2013 Topps Opening Day Play Hard Insert Mike Trout #PH-3 PSA 10
$29.99
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MANNY MACHADO 2013 TOPPS OPENING DAY #172 ROOKIE CARD BALTIMORE ORIOLES
$5.00
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2013 TOPPS OPENING DAY PURPLE BORDER PARALLEL #12 AROLDIS CHAPMAN REDS
$19.99
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2013 TOPPS OPENING DAY PURPLE BORDER PARALLEL #206 COLE HAMELS PHILLIES
$9.99
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2013 TOPPS OPENING DAY PURPLE BORDER PARALLEL #16 JESUS MONTERO MARINERS
$9.99
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2013 Topps Opening Day Red Jersey #50 Bryce Harper PSA 10 GEM MINT
$18.00
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2013 Topps Opening Day Red Jersey #50 Bryce Harper PSA 10 GEM MINT
$18.00
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2013 Topps Opening Day Red Jersey #50 Bryce Harper PSA 10 GEM MINT
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2013 Topps Opening Day Red Jersey #50 Bryce Harper PSA 10 GEM MINT
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Product Review

2013 Topps Opening Day Baseball Product Review

Reviewed by Jeremy Sebastian

Good: Nice mix of current players and rookies. Very solid checklist. Photos chosen are fantastic. Insert sets are unique and have a fun feel to them. Blue parallels really pop. Mascots inserts and autographs are a cool addition. Opening Day Stars 3D is a great set. Base variations are a nice surprise.

Bad: Hits are virtually impossible to come across. No big-name autographs outside of David Wright and Hanley Ramirez. Autograph checklist only includes ten total players and feature stickers. No game-used cards.

The Bottom Line: This release is geared to mainly towards kids and collectors on a budget. Topps does a good job showcasing cards aimed at that demographic while still including some chase options.

Staff Rating:
4.4 / 5.0

Card Design: 4.5/5.0

The design and execution of this product is its best feature. Topps does a great job of including players in their new uniforms for a release that hit the shelves before the season started. From Superstar Celebrations to Ballpark Fun to Mascots, 2013 Topps Opening Day has a fun feel to it all around and really brings out the kid in you. The 3D inserts are awesome.

Checklist: 4.0/5.0

2013 Topps Opening Day has a solid variety of current players to go along with most of the high-profile rookies available for an early release. The insert sets feature several superstars in each set. The Mascots set includes most of the teams, which is a nice addition. The base set has a full parallel that is numbered out of 2013, with a vibrant blue foil border. There is also a base purple-border parallel found exclusively in Toys R Us packs. Topps has done a nice job of expanding the checklist of Opening Day over the years to make it fairly similar to the flagship Topps release for a much lower price.

Value: 4.0/5.0

Given the price point on this product, expectations should be realistic. There is always the outside chance to pull an autograph, but they are rare. Likewise, base variations have proven to have good value but only fall about 1:617 packs. With around six per box, blue-border parallels add a realistic chase component.

The Fun Factor: 5.0/5.0

The photos combined with the insert sets make for a great overall product. If you are looking for a fun and low-cost box to complete a set and enjoy the experience of breaking a box, this product is a grand slam.

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2013 Topps Opening Day Stars #ODS5 Derek Jeter BGS 10 PRISTINE "QUAD 10's"
$46.00
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2013 TOPPS OPENING DAY #164 JOSE ALTUVE "BLUE SPARKLE" 1734 2013 -HOUSTON ASTROS
$5.35
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2013 TOPPS OPENING DAY #135 JOSH JOHNSON "BLUE SPARKLE" 1431 2013 - BLUE JAYS
$5.35
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2013 Topps Opening Day Brian Wilson Giants #152 blue sparkle #'d 2008 2013
$5.00
3213770001504040 1 Image
2013 Topps Chrome Update Jurickson Profar Gold Refractor RC # 250 + Opening Day
$25.00
2614505696124040 1 Image
2013 Topps Opening Day Blue Foil SP Lot Verlander,Strasburg,Segura,Hudson
$6.99
2812907879154040 1 Image
2013 Topps Opening Day Anthony Rizzo #80 PSA 10
$14.99
3808679115034040 1 Image
2013 Topps Opening Day Play Hard Insert Mike Trout #PH-3 PSA 10
$29.99
1512775067134040 1 Image
MANNY MACHADO 2013 TOPPS OPENING DAY #172 ROOKIE CARD BALTIMORE ORIOLES
$5.00
3707850536514040 1 Image
2013 TOPPS OPENING DAY PURPLE BORDER PARALLEL #12 AROLDIS CHAPMAN REDS
$19.99
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2013 TOPPS OPENING DAY PURPLE BORDER PARALLEL #206 COLE HAMELS PHILLIES
$9.99
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2013 TOPPS OPENING DAY PURPLE BORDER PARALLEL #16 JESUS MONTERO MARINERS
$9.99
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2013 Topps Opening Day Red Jersey #50 Bryce Harper PSA 10 GEM MINT
$18.00
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2013 Topps Opening Day Red Jersey #50 Bryce Harper PSA 10 GEM MINT
$18.00
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2013 Topps Opening Day Red Jersey #50 Bryce Harper PSA 10 GEM MINT
$18.00
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2013 Topps Opening Day Red Jersey #50 Bryce Harper PSA 10 GEM MINT
$18.00
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Ryan's collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection. Ryan can be found on Twitter @tradercracks and Google+.

User Reviews

  1. Always wondered if this set is really necessary.

  2. Kent Ritchie » It’s aimed primarily at the retail market. Some see the low price a great way to introduce new collectors to the hobby.

  3. This set is great cause of my 9 y/o daughter. Cheap enough for her to collect and such.

  4. I’d love to have a Mariner Moose auto!

  5. Many Superstar cards in retail packs are bent and creased at the corners, such as: Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, Derek Jeter, Mark Buerhle, Giancarlo Stanton, Josh Hamilton and Buster Posey

  6. It is excellent! I’m just surprised that Topps didn’t do all Mascots as autographs as well. Got one from a blaster box from Target. It’s Fredbird. I like Opening day for it’s easy to get a complete set and the price is a great one. Hopefully we can get more collectors in the hobby.

  7. I have a 5 year old son who is on the brink of beginning to really dive into sports. This is an inexpensive way for him to save and buy some packs or even a box and introduce himself to the players in a way he can recognize. I feel a lot better if he doesn’t exactly take the greatest care of a box we got for 30 bucks rather than a 80 dollar box. Plus, if we pull something cool like a plate, I can always exercise the Dad Tax!

  8. As someone looking to memorize some stats and have some nostalgic fun, this set is perfect for me. I like the price and the time spent organizing by team, by position, and keeping up with my knowledge of the sport. And I second wanting a Mariner Moose autograph!

  9. Low Cost, fun for me and my 8yo son. Pulled a David Wright autograph in our first 3 packs. Good times!

  10. I bought one hobby box and got 209 of the 220 base set cards. There were no doubles in the box.

    (6) blue border cards, (8) superstar celebrations, (7) Ballpark Fun, (7) 3D Cards, (7) Play Hard, (7) Mascots, No Autos or Plates.

    Not sure if it’s normal to not get doubles. The only issue I have with these cards are the fact that they look exactly like the 2013 topps cards expect for the opening day logo printed on the front.

    I have seen both hobby and retail boxes for sale. But I’m not sure how different they are. I have yet to see the odds of pulling auots or plates hobby vs retail compared.

    I would hope I could at least complete the base set with another box then again you never know.

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