Friday, September 29, 2023

Random Wax: 2021 Topps Opening Day Blaster

2021 Opening Day:  We are so close to playoff baseball it's hard not to be excited.  We'll kick off this Friday with a blaster of 2021 Topps Opening Day and future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols.
Freddie Freeman is having a historic season hitting doubles like nobodies' business.  Unfortunately, Mike Trout's season ended due to injury....again.  Harper dealt with some injuries as well but bounced back with a really good year leading the Phillies to the playoffs.
Some of the young players in the box.
You get retired legends which is always a good thing.  I won't say these designs wow me but I like seeing these guys on fresh cardboard.
I really like these inserts and Yadi is a an all-time great and PC guy.
Mascots are a fun part of the set.  That Dubon is an Opening Day Edition parallel.
Even the backs of the mascot cards can be fun.

An all-time Royal fan favorite in Alex Gordon and another Yadi card.  I've always been a fan of Opening Day and sorry Topps went away from it.  Hopefully it comes back some day.

77 – Total Cards
13 – RC
4 – Legends of Baseball
3 - Mascots
3 – Opening Day
3 – Future Stars
2 – Opening Day Edition
1 – Rookie Cup
1 – Outstanding Opening Day


  1. Freeman with the COVID "fan" wins it.
    The Phanatic is the best mascot.

  2. I hope Opening Day comes back too, but having just the logo be the essential main difference is too lazy. Having the border be a different color like the early OD releases would be nice again