I stopped into Target today and saw Topps Opening Day on the shelf, so I decided to pick up 5 packs. I hadn't seen any of the cards or sell sheets online, so I looked on the back of the packs to see the different insert types. Here are the highlights:
- Barack Obama Presidential First Pitch
- Cliff Lee Superstar Celebrations
- Joey Votto Opening Day Stars
- "Screech" Washington Nationals Mascot Card
- Daniel Descalso RC Blue Border Parallel #1325/2o11
I really like the mascot cards as a fun alternative set to get signed. The Opening Day Stars inserts carry over the Topps 20/20 3-D cards from last year's set. I like the blue parallel set better than the standard gold parallel. The color is more interesting, and the serial number is stamped in gold foil on the back rather than the laser jet Topps has adopted over the past few years. It's the little things that count, Topps.