Grand Cards: Ultimate Checklist: 2008 Topps Opening Day

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Ultimate Checklist: 2008 Topps Opening Day

Here's a quick lunchtime update:

"Opening Day" is the much derided throwaway set from Topps that shows little creativity and adds nothing to Topps' main set. However, it is red.
From Curtis Granderson Collection

Terrible for a whole set, perfectly fine for an individual card. I do like the "Opening Day" logo on the cards, but feel like this would be more fun as a parallel (get rid of gold foil and first edition stamps, perhaps) than a separate set. (My head just exploded with cries of NOOOOO! from across the card blogging universe)

Granderson is Card #32 in the set. A Gold version of the card, which is white (??) is serial numbered to 2199, and has date of Opening Day stamped on it.
From Curtis Granderson Collection
Just my two cents, but that card is much uglier than the regular version. By removing the circles from around the team name you zapped the design of any character it might have had. I also don't understand why it is numbered to 2199, but whatever.

To sum up: #32 base, #32 "Gold" (#/2199) and printing plates. With that, I think Opening Day has gotten about as much post space as it deserves.

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