Sunday, December 13, 2020

A Last 2019 Opening Day Blaster


 Today we begin the last 2019 Opening Day blaster picked up more than a year ago now, from a Target on the trip in 2019 to the US. As you can see, the box is a bit banged on the corner, which is how it was when I bought it, hope being it is just a little package damage.

Without further ado, scoring as usual is...


Going into this box, the base set I have is now 111 of 200 cards, so fingers crossed, I can get over 75% and then look at trades for completing it. Who knows, maybe we will get a nice insert or two here as well.

Let's take a look at the first pack...


Well, this is a fun way to start. I enjoy the mascot cards and actually recently have been watching some of the YouTube videos highlighting Orbit and showing the kids some of the mascot hi jinx. It must be an interesting career being a mascot, able to have fun, make people laugh, and keep hidden.


Would have been better as a Blue Jay as these pretty Opening Day parallels (which are every 13 packs - so beat the odds with only 11 in the blaster), but happy to get the snazzy card nonetheless.

As for the base cards, some keepers...


Like the mid catch shot on Stewart and the Lindor expression is pretty nice as well.

Ending with a couple dupes...


A solid start overall.

1 Pack, 7 Cards, 28 Points.

8 comments:

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    1. The blue parallels are really neat. If you still needs some singles after this rip, let me know. I might be able to help you out.

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  2. Love the 2019 design... and of course mascots. Put them together and you have one heck of an insert set.

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    1. Who doesn't love a good mascot...or a bad one really either...

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  3. The Lindor photo is a favorite of mine. Opening Day overall is something I look forward to every year and the 2019 offering was very solid.

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    1. Yes - it's a set I generally look forward to each year also.

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  4. Nice job nabbing the blue parallel. Good luck on trying to get close to set completion!

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