2014 Topps Opening Day Baseball CardsBrand: Topps Opening Day
2014 Topps Opening Day Baseball is for those who want something simple and fun to collect. Don't expect "sick patches" or "big mojo hits." Instead, it's something for learning about players, collecting a team, building a set or enjoying an insert design.
The main 2014 Topps Opening Day Baseball set has 220 cards. Like other opening day sets, the overall design is very similar to the year's flagship Topps set. To help differentiate the design, an Opening Day logo has been added to the front. The set also includes some updated shots to preview players that will be in 2014 Topps Series 2 Baseball. Besides the expect mix of big-name stars, the checklist has a handful of MLB rookie cards of players called up late in 2013. These include Xander Bogaerts and Taijuan Walker.
The base set comes with an Opening Day Edition parallel. These cards, which are numbered to 2014, have a blue border and a foil stamp with the date of MLB's Opening Day. Every card also has four different one-of-one Printing Plates.
Inserts combine to fall one per pack. Mascots return. The set highlights 25 of the fun-loving, furry cheerleaders. Opening Day Stars use 3-D design to spotlight superstars. Superstar Celebrations (25 cards) captures the moments immediately following big moments, accomplishments and milestones. Keeping with a similar theme is Between Innings, a ten-card set that shows what happens at MLB stadiums after every third out. Breaking Out goes back in time to show 20 players on their Opening Day debuts. Finally, there's Fired Up, a set that shows what baseball fans already know -- that the game is exciting and has many animated players.
While not the main focus of the release, 2014 Topps Opening Day does have autographs and memorabilia cards. The main Autographs lineup has ten players, mixing superstars like Mike Trout and Wil Myers with smaller stars such as Todd Frazier and Kyle Seager. The set also has five Mascot Autographs. In 2013 Topps Opening Day Baseball, these turned out to be some of the most valuable cards in the set. New to 2014 Topps Opening Day Baseball are randomly inserted Relic Cards. The ten-card set includes Derek Jeter, Freddie Freeman and 2013 NLCS MVP Koji Uehara.
Estimated Release Date: 3/19/14
Product Configuration: 36 packs per box, 7 cards per pack
Price Point: Entry-Level Baseball Card
Target Audience: Set Builders, Young Collectors, Families, Collectors Looking for a Fun Product
2014 Topps Opening Day Box Break
- 36 Inserts
- 252 Total Cards
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2014 Topps Opening Day Preliminary Set Checklist
Base Set Checklist
Featuring 220 cards, including 74 Series 2 preview cards.
PARALLEL CARDS: Opening Day Edition #/2014, Printing Plates 1/1
Base Set Checklist
Autographs Set Checklist
Between Innings Set Checklist
Breaking Out Set Checklist
Fired Up! Set Checklist
Mascots Set Checklist
Billy the Marlin
Wally the Green Monster
Mascot Autographs Set Checklist
Relics Set Checklist
Stars 3-D Set Checklist